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Teaching for Conceptual Change in Security Awareness: A Case Study in Higher Education
January/February 2009 (vol. 7 no. 1)
pp. 68-71
Yuen-Yan Chan, The University of Hong Kong
Victor K. Wei, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
The authors present a case study in which conceptual change pedagogy was implemented in information security education. The results suggest conceptual change fostered by anomalous data is effective in the teaching and learning of information security.

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Index Terms:
Security and privacy, education, conceptual change
Citation:
Yuen-Yan Chan, Victor K. Wei, "Teaching for Conceptual Change in Security Awareness: A Case Study in Higher Education," IEEE Security & Privacy, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 68-71, Jan.-Feb. 2009, doi:10.1109/MSP.2009.22
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