volume 22, issue 4, P871-889 1998
DOI: 10.1080/016502598384207
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Abstract: Children aged 5 to 11 years and a comparison group of adults were presented with two instances where the behaviour of a computational object was contrary to what might normally be expected of such a device. In both instances ndings are discussed with regard to children's understanding of a computer program and resulting computational behaviour generally. In the rst study, children viewed a lm featuring a number of robots either acting as traditionally programmed devices or, alternatively, with apparent intent…

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