Teaching and Fostering Reflection in Software Engineering Project Courses
Kapitel i bok, 2019

Reflection is an important part of agile software processes as witnessed, e.g., by the Sprint Retrospectives in Scrum or by the various learning feedback loops in XP. Engineering education also emphasises the importance of reflective practice, e.g., in Kolb's learning cycle and Schön's reflection-in/on-action. Our contribution in this chapter is a toolkit for reflective practice that shows how reflection can be used by software engineering students for two purposes: to reflect on the application of a software process and to reflect on their learning process. In order to help students understand the purpose of reflection and how to approach reflection, we follow a cognitive apprenticeship approach in which the teachers reflect about the events in the course, their own goals, and how they are aligned with the teaching. Students are asked to reflect during supervisions and as part of their written assignments from the very beginning of the course. We thus combine a meta-cognitive approach where reflection is taught as a learning strategy with a common software engineering practice of continuous improvement through reflection. We evaluate the reflective model and a course design based on it through the student, teacher, and theoretical lenses based on empirical data.

Software Engineering

Project Course

Computer Science Education

Agile

Reflective Practice

Scrum

Författare

Håkan Burden

RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Göteborgs universitet

Jan-Philipp Steghöfer

Chalmers, Data- och informationsteknik, Software Engineering, Software Engineering for People, Architecture, Requirements and Traceability

Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning: Bringing Methodologies from Industry to the Classroom

231-262

Ämneskategorier

Didaktik

Annan data- och informationsvetenskap

Lärande

Pedagogiskt arbete

Lärande och undervisning

Pedagogiskt arbete

DOI

10.1007/978-981-13-2751-3_12

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Senast uppdaterat

2019-10-03