How to increase the students' degree of involvment and participation in project based courses?

Diana Saplacan, Marijana Teljega

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    The degree of students’ involvement and participation in non-examinatory parts of courses at higher level, such as lectures, is often significantly lower than in the examinatory parts. This can especially be seen in project based courses, where the main examination form is done through the application of the-ory into a practical project, rather than through a written examination. More spe-cific, this paper focuses on two such courses, from the area of software engineer-ing. The courses are given on the second, respectively third year, of the Bachelor Programme in Software Development, at Kristianstad University. These are also part of the academic loop of the programmes. Here, the lectures were replaced by seminars based teaching, with the purpose of raising the students’ degree of ac-tive- involvement and participation into the courses, ensuring a better learning quality, enabling more interaction between the groups of students, and finally fa-cilitating a higher application of the theory into the practical project. Through concrete examples, the paper will showcase the changes that were made in these two courses, with regard to the learning outcomes, the academic loop, and forma-tive examination forms, such as seminars, with the purpose of increasing the qual-ity of teaching and learning. Finally, the immediate positive effects of these changes show we need to look further on how we can find more innovative ways of teaching and learning, especially in the project based courses, in order to in-crease student’s degree of involvement and participation.

    OriginalspråkEngelska
    Sidor182-211
    Antal sidor29
    DOI
    StatusPublicerad - 2016
    EvenemangLärarlärdom 2015 -
    Varaktighet: 1980-jan-01 → …

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    KonferensLärarlärdom 2015
    Period80-01-01 → …

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    • Pedagogiskt arbete (50304)

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