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ERIC Number: EJ1157450
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1935-7869
Agile Manifesto for Teaching and Learning
Krehbiel, Timothy C.; Salzarulo, Peter A.; Cosmah, Michelle L.; Forren, John; Gannod, Gerald; Havelka, Douglas; Hulshult, Andrea R.; Merhout, Jeffrey
Journal of Effective Teaching, v17 n2 p90-111 2017
A group of faculty members representing six colleges at a public university formed a learning community to study the Agile Way of Working--a method of workplace collaboration widely used in software development--and to determine whether the concepts, practices, and benefits of Agile are applicable to higher education settings. After more than two years of study, experimentation, and reflection, this group found that its adaptations of Agile to higher education produced positive outcomes by increasing student engagement, encouraging students to take responsibility for their learning, enhancing the level and quality of collaboration, and producing higher quality deliverables. In this paper we propose an Agile Manifesto for Teaching and Learning that can be used to direct the work of higher education faculty in the classroom and beyond. Second, we describe our diverse experiences incorporating Agile tools and techniques into the classroom. Third, we present the results of a student survey concerning their experiences. Finally, we discuss our journey for adopting the Agile Way of Teaching and Learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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