Project-based learning can be useful in Computer Science courses especially in courses that require the students to apply their knowledge and develop a program or software or system as the end product. This is important in order to prepare the students for professional practices as a software engineer, software quality engineer, software tester, database designer, and so on. For example, Problem based learning can be apply in Software Engineering subject whereby the students are required to participate in a team project that follows the software development cycle which involves requirements elicitation, specification, design, implementation, testing, and maintenance. A software engineer must have good soft skills especially for the first phase of software development whereby in the requirement elicitation, the software engineer has to identify various priorities that different parties (i.e. clients and users) will have for new pieces of software or system.
Additionally, it should be said that logic structure of the plan helps to present information in the most convenient and clear way which, in its turn, influences the level of understanding. With this in mind, is should be admitted that a teacher who work basing on this program is able to reach certain successes and help people to understand its main ideas. To evaluate a teacher`s experience it is necessary to keep in mind that the success of the process depends on the quality of the program and on the level of skills which a teacher has. However, it should be said that implementation of this plan showed good results. The thing is that the plan is rather simple and efficient at the same time.
Universities around the world are beginning to realize that the project management concepts are essential and need to be incorporated in the academic curricula. However, it is difficult to see the considerable effort by the universities at the national level in developing countries. There could be the possibility to see few project management related courses offered by the academic institutions in developing countries. Project management education in UK Shinkins (1995) identified the project management concepts which have been taught at the University of Westminster, UK. Some of the project management topics taught at the University of Westminster was as follows: i) Introduction to project management.
This is due to its many advantages and learning benefits it offers. Problem Based learning is said to be one of the types of active learning that can enhance student’s motivation and engagement. In this study, the use of Problem Based learning was employed to upper secondary ICT students. It was found that the students have been more engaged and motivated towards learning. In addition, the students do not show any resentment towards PBL learning.
Several research studies report that PBL fosters students’ better understanding of the subject content through the practice (Intro, Bell, 2010, Baumgartner & Zabin, Bas, 2011, Larmer & Mergendoller, Van den Berg, Krajcik). Students with greater understanding of the subject matter should probably have higher knowledge gains. Moreover, one of the most important indicators of students’ success in the classroom is their academic performance. Researchers provide findings regarding the impact of PBL on the growth of academic achievement. Margaret Holm in her article provides a view of research studies conducted between 2000-2011 years regarding the effectiveness of PBL in preschool, elementary and secondary school classroom settings.
I would prefer to ‘think’ about it, ‘feel’ it if there’s a chance and then make an attempt to ‘do’ it. I have always learnt better when the theories are explained along with their practical associations. I learn best when application of those concepts can be experienced with getting my hands dirty. Practical application of concepts and Hands-on experience of the same (when possible) were always crucial in the process of my learning and I believe this is the way which will take me forward in life. My learning model is to explore and experiment through the following processes that I am or wish to be a part of: • Academic
Problem-posing education would help to motivate and encourage students in the classroom. I know many students at the high school level question why they have to continue in math for most of their high school years, especially when they will never use those skills after high school. Activities, such as projects, allow for students to understand how their projects could solve issues in the real world. For instance, in the case of math, projects would allow students to understand that mathematics is the basis of engineering, and can be used to solve issues like bridge safety and architecture safety in an earthquake. If kids knew why they were learning things and how their learning could help to change the world, they would enjoy learning on a much larger
This means that teachers have to be involved and their ideas heard to ensure ownership of the project, "the staff were more likely to invest the considerable energy needed to make the project work. The project, in short, was 'theirs' " (p .
Although every school term, there are parents, student and teacher meeting, the teacher has to distribute rightful time for each student to discuss the student’s performance rather comparing or choosing selective students in communicating. Teachers should try to handle the student’s problem in a friendly manner. As a result, students turn to act responsive and respectful toward the teachers. Teachers also have to spend time demonstrate knowledge based on the student’s individual stage like student’s background, interest, emotional strength and academic
In a classroom environment many teachers face many challenges when it comes to incorporating technology in their classrooms. Teachers who are not greatly exposed to technology on a daily basis find it extremely difficult to be part of the technological movement, due to the fact that most teachers prefer to stay within their comfort zone which lends itself to the traditional methods of teaching. Therefore, such teachers are resistant to change because they tend to feel as if they are unable to grasp the new technologies they are faced with in their school and classroom environments. I have witnessed teachers face these challenges by both being a student in such classes as well as observing these teachers during the period of my teaching practical. Teachers are faced with these challenges on a day-to-day basis and therefore need to slowly detach themselves from certain traditional teaching methods and attach themselves onto some modern teaching approaches which use technology in the classroom environment.