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Transforming Computing Education with Problem-Based Learning: From Educational Goals to Competencies

Future professional competencies in the field of computing, recommended by international forums and reference curricula, comprise a combination of knowledge, skills, and attitudes. These competencies can be developed through educational objectives which integrate theory and experience through teamwork, intense collaboration, and problem-solving. For this, it is necessary to have an authentic learning environment and well-defined pedagogical processes. In this context, this book argues that the educational strategy of Problem-Based Learning (PBL) can translate educational objectives into professional competencies. This book proposes a methodology to implement PBL in a manageable way. It also reports teaching and learning experiences concerning several computing professional profiles, providing a realistic picture of this methodology.

Simone C. dos Santos, PhD, is a professor and researcher at the Informatics Center (CIn) of the Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil. She is a professor of undergraduate and graduate courses in software engineering (project management) and information systems (enterprise architecture, management systems, and e-business). She heads the NEXT group (iNnovative Educational eXperience in Technology). With more than 30 years of experience, she is a consultant on innovative approaches to learning in computing education, particularly the problem-based learning (PBL) approach.

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ISBN: 1-5275-2516-3

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-2516-0

Release Date: 12th October 2023

Pages: 168

Price: £64.99