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

Originální název

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

Anglický název

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

Jazyk

en

Originální abstrakt

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.

Anglický abstrakt

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.

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"
}