Learning effectiveness of team discussions in various software engineering education courses

Masashi Shuto, Hironori Washizaki, Katsuhiko Kakehi, Yoshiaki Fukazawa, Shoso Yamato, Masashi Okubo

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    5 Citations (Scopus)

    Abstract

    Students working in teams to complete software tasks is an effective method to learn necessary skills. Previously we examined the educational effectiveness as a function of personal characteristics, but the findings were inconclusive. Because we hypothesize that team discussions impact learning and are related to educational effectiveness, this study investigates the influence of team discussions on learning effectiveness in various types of software engineering education courses. Students' responses to questionnaires about how much students contribute to discussions indicate that learning effectiveness and the number of remarks during a discussion are related. Additionally, upon comparing two learning courses (a system development course and a IT management course), two antithetical results are elucidated. We expect that this research will help improve the effectiveness of educators leading student team discussions.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings - 2016 IEEE 29th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEEandT 2016
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages227-231
    Number of pages5
    ISBN (Electronic)9781509007653
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 19
    Event29th IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEEandT 2016 - Dallas, United States
    Duration: 2016 Apr 52016 Apr 6

    Other

    Other29th IEEE Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEEandT 2016
    CountryUnited States
    CityDallas
    Period16/4/516/4/6

    Keywords

    • Communication
    • Coordination
    • Project-based learning
    • Software engineering education

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Software
    • Education

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    Shuto, M., Washizaki, H., Kakehi, K., Fukazawa, Y., Yamato, S., & Okubo, M. (2016). Learning effectiveness of team discussions in various software engineering education courses. In Proceedings - 2016 IEEE 29th Conference on Software Engineering Education and Training, CSEEandT 2016 (pp. 227-231). [7474488] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/CSEET.2016.31