Publication detail

What Students Want: A Study on the Role of Supervisor of Final Works in Computing Education

BEDNAŘÍK, R. HEROUT, A.

Original Title

What Students Want: A Study on the Role of Supervisor of Final Works in Computing Education

English Title

What Students Want: A Study on the Role of Supervisor of Final Works in Computing Education

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

At two European universities providing technical and general computing education, we conducted a survey of undergraduate and graduate student experiences with final thesis work. We focused on the needs of students, role of their supervisor, and perception of institutional scaffolding. Learning style as a background variable was measured using the Need for Cognition instrument. From a sample of 44 responses we draw conclusions that inform computing educators about the wished-for approaches and support for final thesis work that seem necessary from the student point-of-view. These include the highlighted need for expert advice, time management issues and significant correlations between the required expert support and need for cognition.

English abstract

At two European universities providing technical and general computing education, we conducted a survey of undergraduate and graduate student experiences with final thesis work. We focused on the needs of students, role of their supervisor, and perception of institutional scaffolding. Learning style as a background variable was measured using the Need for Cognition instrument. From a sample of 44 responses we draw conclusions that inform computing educators about the wished-for approaches and support for final thesis work that seem necessary from the student point-of-view. These include the highlighted need for expert advice, time management issues and significant correlations between the required expert support and need for cognition.

Keywords

MSc. & BSc. Final Thesis, Need for Cognition, Thesis Supervisor, Supervision

RIV year

2012

Released

20.10.2012

Publisher

Association for Computing Machinery

Location

New York

ISBN

978-1-4503-1795-5

Book

Proceedings of the 12th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research

Edition

NEUVEDEN

Edition number

NEUVEDEN

Pages from

118

Pages to

125

Pages count

8

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT97055,
  author="Roman {Bednařík} and Adam {Herout}",
  title="What Students Want: A Study on the Role of Supervisor of Final Works in Computing Education",
  annote="At two European universities providing technical and general computing education,
we conducted a survey of undergraduate and graduate student experiences with
final thesis work. We focused on the needs of students, role of their supervisor,
and perception of institutional scaffolding. Learning style as a background
variable was measured using the Need for Cognition instrument. From a sample of
44 responses we draw conclusions that inform computing educators about the
wished-for approaches and support for final thesis work that seem necessary from
the student point-of-view. These include the highlighted need for expert advice,
time management issues and significant correlations between the required expert
support and need for cognition.",
  address="Association for Computing Machinery",
  booktitle="Proceedings of the 12th Koli Calling International Conference on Computing Education Research",
  chapter="97055",
  edition="NEUVEDEN",
  howpublished="print",
  institution="Association for Computing Machinery",
  year="2012",
  month="october",
  pages="118--125",
  publisher="Association for Computing Machinery",
  type="conference paper"
}