ERIC Number: EJ1141138
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
PBL-SEE: An Authentic Assessment Model for PBL-Based Software Engineering Education
dos Santos, Simone C.
IEEE Transactions on Education, v60 n2 p120-126 May 2017
The problem-based learning (PBL) approach has been successfully applied to teaching software engineering thanks to its principles of group work, learning by solving real problems, and learning environments that match the market realities. However, the lack of well-defined methodologies and processes for implementing the PBL approach represents a major challenge. The approach requires great flexibility and dynamism from all involved, whether in mapping content, in teacher performance, or laying out the process of how learners should go about solving problems. This paper suggests that management processes can help in implementing PBL throughout its life cycle (planning, implementation, monitoring, and enhancement), and proposes an assessment model called "PBL-SEE" for use in software engineering education (SEE). Two examples of its use are provided. The results show how the model can be applied and how the resulting information can be used to make the PBL initiatives "authentic," in that they bring the reality of the labor market to the learning environment, while keeping to PBL principles.
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Engineering Education, Problem Based Learning, Computer Software, Computer Science Education, Teaching Methods, Program Implementation, Instructional Improvement, Case Studies, Educational Principles, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies
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