Improving student engagement with Project-Based Learning: A case study in Software Engineering

dc.contributor.authorMorais, Paula
dc.contributor.authorFerreira, Maria João
dc.contributor.authorVeloso, Bruno
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-14T14:51:37Z
dc.date.available2021-05-14T14:51:37Z
dc.date.issued2021-02
dc.description.abstractIn the area of Information and Communication Technologies, in addition to the problem of engagement, students often have difficulties in learning subjects related to modeling and programming. The reasons for these difficulties are well known and described in the literature, pointing to difficulties in abstraction and logic thinking. Knowing that the value of flexible and personalized learning, teachers are changing the way they teach, using different active learning methodologies, such as flipped classroom, project-based learning, and peer instruction. This paper describes an experiment conducted to improve the learning experiences of the students enrolled in the Computer Science bachelor’s degree course, attending three curricular units: Information Systems Development, Data Structures, and Web Languages and Technologies. The approach followed by the teachers used project-based learning as an active learning methodology. This methodology allows us to achieve four main objectives: (i) improve student engagement; (ii) improve learning outcomes achievement (iii) increase the course success rate and (iv) allow students to experience the need for the software development lifecycle, feeling that software engineering is not a block-based process but depending on previous activity, often leads to the need to go back in the process. The results obtained with the use of the active methodology were well accepted by the students and allowed both teachers and students to reach the objectives set.pt_PT
dc.identifier.citationMorais, P., Ferreira, M. J., & Veloso, B. (2021). Improving student engagement with Project-Based Learning: A case study in Software Engineering. IEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizaje, 16(1), 21-28. Disponível no Repositório UPT, http://hdl.handle.net/11328/3512pt_PT
dc.identifier.doi10.1109/RITA.2021.3052677pt_PT
dc.identifier.issn1932-8540
dc.identifier.issn1932-8540
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11328/3512
dc.language.isoengpt_PT
dc.peerreviewedyespt_PT
dc.publisherIEEEpt_PT
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/9328311?source=authoralertpt_PT
dc.rightsopen accesspt_PT
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/pt_PT
dc.subjectStudents engagementpt_PT
dc.subjectProject-based learning (PBL)pt_PT
dc.subjectSoftware engineeringpt_PT
dc.subjectActive learningpt_PT
dc.subjectRequirements engineeringpt_PT
dc.titleImproving student engagement with Project-Based Learning: A case study in Software Engineeringpt_PT
dc.typejournal articlept_PT
degois.publication.firstPage21pt_PT
degois.publication.issue1pt_PT
degois.publication.lastPage28pt_PT
degois.publication.titleIEEE Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnologias del Aprendizajept_PT
degois.publication.volume16pt_PT
dspace.entity.typePublicationen
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