Teaching in a software design studio: implications for modeling education

Jon Whittle, Christopher N. Bull, Jaejoon Lee, Gerald Kotonya

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This paper reflects on Lancaster University's software design studio, an approach for teaching software engineering that favours practical experimentation over traditional lectures. The studio has been running for two years at Lancaster. In the paper, we reflect on how students have used modeling as part of the studio experience. Our findings show that, given the freedom, students make heavy use of informal modeling but almost never formally model. The paper unpicks the reasons for this and discusses implications for the way modeling is taught more generally.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the MODELS Educators Symposium 2014
EditorsBirgit Demuth, Dave Stikkolorum
Place of PublicationAachen Germany
PublisherRheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule Aachen
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventMODELS Educators Symposium 2014 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 29 Sep 201429 Sep 2014
Conference number: 17th


ConferenceMODELS Educators Symposium 2014
Abbreviated titleEduSymp 2014
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