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First Experiences with Group Projects in CSE Education
July/August 2006 (vol. 8 no. 4)
pp. 16-25
Martin Bernreuther, University of Stuttgart
Hans-Joachim Bungartz, Technical University of Munich
The various educational workshops at CSE-related conferences reveal that there is an ongoing open discussion on how to define the relevant aspects of this discipline, on how to integrate the identified topics into the curricula, and, of course, on how to design suitable course formats -- or briefly, how to teach CSE in an appropriate way. One question more and more addressed in such discussions is to what extent and how methods established in software engineering can or even must be adopted. A second evergreen issue (not restricted to CSE programs, of course) is whether soft skills such as teamwork, project management, or leadership should be taught in special courses or better imparted within suitable CSE-related modules. In this contribution, we report our experiences with project-based and software-focused CSE education. The discussion of expectations and outcomes covers both the software-related issues and the main project-related aspects.
Index Terms:
CSE-related student group project, team-based learning, computational science and engineering, education, computational steering
Citation:
Martin Bernreuther, Hans-Joachim Bungartz, "First Experiences with Group Projects in CSE Education," Computing in Science and Engineering, vol. 8, no. 4, pp. 16-25, July-Aug. 2006, doi:10.1109/MCSE.2006.66
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