Shifting the Focus from Methodologies to Techniques
Chow, A. and Joy, M.S. (2005) Shifting the Focus from Methodologies to Techniques. In: 6th Annual Conference of the HEA Network for Information and Computer Sciences, 20 Aug - 1 Sep 2005, York, UK.
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Software engineering group projects are used in many Computer Science degree programmes. In most cases, there are constraining factors that affect the use of methodologies, particularly agile methods such as Extreme Programming (XP), which has become more and more prominent in recent years. Due to the interdependent nature of its practices, it is often difficult to employ particular subsets of agile practices in group projects. In this paper, we report on an experiment conducted to determine which agile practices remain effective and pedagogically beneficial under specific constraints, and argue that there is a need to focus on teaching software engineering techniques rather than merely concentrating on development methodologies.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||ias edtech computer science education cse|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Depositing User:||Dr Mike Joy|
|Date Deposited:||08 Oct 2010 12:27|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2011 11:16|
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