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Context-based teaching - a key to graduate employability for computer networking courses

Dravid, R. (2009) Context-based teaching - a key to graduate employability for computer networking courses. In: White, H. (ed.) White, Hazel 10th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences. Newtownabbey: Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for ICS. 9780955967665. p. 159.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Abstract: The research provides an evaluation on whether problem-based learning is superior to traditional teaching methods in developing essential employability skills. Employability, a complex notion, encompasses an understanding of discipline, efficacy beliefs and metacognitive fluency. Problem-based learning, that is acclaimed to provide a rich learning environment and opportunities for students to develop desirable employability characteristic, befits facilitation of computer networking courses due to its problem-oriented nature. This research focuses on using a framework approach to deliver problem-based learning to computer networking modules within the context of undergraduate degree program in Computing. The problems, simulated case studies and those drawn from real-life network problems are used as a context to understand, apply and actively rehearse wide ranging employability skills in a supervised environment, allowing for additional feedback and skills development. Interim evaluation of the research, which is a work in progress, demonstrates a positive take-on of this new pedagogy by students
Additional Information: Poster presentation
Uncontrolled Keywords: PBL; problem based learning
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science > QA76.27 Study and teaching. Research
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Creators: Dravid, Rashmi
Editors: White, Hazel
Publisher: Higher Education Academy, Subject Centre for ICS
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > School of Applied Sciences (to 2009) > Computing and Mathematics (to 2009)
Date: 2009
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: p. 159
Title of Book: 10th Annual Conference of the Subject Centre for Information and Computer Sciences
Event Title: Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Information and Computer Science's 10th Annual Conference
Event Dates: 25 - 27 August 2009
Place of Publication: Newtownabbey
Event Location: University of Kent, Canterbury
Event Type: Conference
Language: English
ISBN: 9780955967665
Status: Published / Disseminated
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/2389

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