Assessment Strategy to ‘Future Proof’ Students as Computing Practitioners

Helen Partou, Lindsay Smith

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    Abstract

    Unavoidable questions occur about the best way to equip computing students for the inherent professional and technical challenges facing them when building and/or working with computing systems. Here we are reporting on our experiences in addressing such questions with successive cohorts of both graduate and undergraduate students. This comprised simulating working as practitioners in team-based software engineering projects. It illustrates practical-based assessment strategies ‘future proofing’ students, e.g. for Industry 4.0 by equipping them with skills transferrable across industry sectors. This entailed adopting a tool-based approach which supports constructivist principles of learning with real-world case studies.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 30 Jan 2019
    EventAdvance HE STEM Conference: Delivering Next Generation Higher Education in STEM - Birmingham, United Kingdom
    Duration: 30 Jan 201931 Jan 2019
    https://www.advance-he.ac.uk/programmes-events/conferences

    Conference

    ConferenceAdvance HE STEM Conference
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    CityBirmingham
    Period30/01/1931/01/19
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • software development
    • assessment levels
    • constructivism
    • practitioner
    • instructional scaffolding

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