Drawing Insight from Student Perceptions of Reflective Design Learning

Thomas V. Wilkins, John Georgas

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Abstract

While design and designing are core elements in computer science and software engineering, conventional curricular structures do not adequately support design learning. Current methods tend to isolate the study of design within specific subject matter and lack a strong emphasis on reflection. This paper reports on insights and lessons learned from a user study in the context of ongoing work on developing an educational intervention that better supports design learning with a particular emphasis on learner-driven reflection. Insights drawn from this study relate to general aspects of design learning, such as the importance of collaborative reflection and the impact of learner perceptions regarding their abilities, as well as to specific improvements to our approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages253-262
Number of pages10
Volume2
ISBN (Print)9781479919345
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 12 2015
Event37th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2015 - Florence, Italy
Duration: May 16 2015May 24 2015

Other

Other37th IEEE/ACM International Conference on Software Engineering, ICSE 2015
CountryItaly
CityFlorence
Period5/16/155/24/15

Keywords

  • Design learning
  • Reflection
  • Software design
  • Software engineering education
  • Structured reflection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software

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    Wilkins, T. V., & Georgas, J. (2015). Drawing Insight from Student Perceptions of Reflective Design Learning. In Proceedings - International Conference on Software Engineering (Vol. 2, pp. 253-262). [7202970] IEEE Computer Society. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICSE.2015.154