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Learning requirements engineering within an engineering ethos

Armarego, J. (2004) Learning requirements engineering within an engineering ethos. In: AWRE04 (9th Australian Workshop on Requirements Engineering), 6-7 Dec. 2004, Adelaide 11.1-11.11.

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An interest in educating software developers within an engineering ethos may not align well with the characteristics of the discipline, nor address the underlying concerns of software practitioners. Education for software development needs to focus on creativity, adaptability and the ability to transfer knowledge. A change in the way learning is undertaken in a core Software Engineering unit within a university's engineering program demonstrates one attempt to provide students with a solid foundation in subject matter while at the same time exposing them to these real-world characteristics. It provides students with a process to deal with problems within a metacognitive-rich framework that makes complexity apparent and lets students deal with it adaptively. The results indicate that, while the approach is appropriate, student-learning characteristics need to be investigated further, so that the two aspects of learning may be aligned more closely.

Item Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Engineering Science
Publisher: AWRE
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