Steps in developing an advanced software engineering course using problem based learning

Brodie, Lyn and Zhou, Hong and Gibbons, Anthony (2008) Steps in developing an advanced software engineering course using problem based learning. Engineering Education, 3 (1). pp. 2-12. ISSN 1750-0044

Text (Published Version)

Download (320Kb)


University graduates may struggle to convert the skills they have learnt in software engineering design principles to real-world situations such as would be found in industry. The traditional teaching practice of lectures and tutorials is not providing the context nor sufficient
practice for students to develop the skills needed to solve real work problems. This paper investigates the use of Problem Based Learning (PBL) and its application to software engineering and distance education. Through a sound pedagogical approach the key skills of PBL (as endorsed by PBL practitioners, such as problem solving and independent learning) can be developed in the students as they are exposed to real world software engineering problems.

Statistics for USQ ePrint 3631
Statistics for this ePrint Item
Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information (displayed to public): © 2008 Higher Education Academy. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Depositing User: Ms Lyn Brodie
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Electrical, Electronic and Computer Engineering
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2008 02:30
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2015 05:43
Uncontrolled Keywords: problem based learning; software engineering; distance education; curriculum development; higher education research
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130212 Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0803 Computer Software > 080309 Software Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939908 Workforce Transition and Employment
Identification Number or DOI: doi:10.11120/ened.2008.03010002

Actions (login required)

View Item Archive Repository Staff Only