The Students’ Voice: What Do Computer Science Students Expect From Their University Degree
Sonja Kabicher, Renate Motschnig-Pitrik, University of Vienna, Austria
EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Toronto, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-81-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC
In order to be able to offer a computer science curriculum that is capable of meeting the ever changing needs of society and economy we have conducted a number of studies among curriculum stakeholders. This paper focuses on the students’ perceptions of the computer science curriculum offered at the BLINDED and highlights the subjects-specific and generic competences that students think and feel are important for their future occupations. A comparison with the employers’ perspective shows that there is much overlap in the perceptions of highly important competences such as capacity of analysis and synthesis, capacity for applying knowledge in practice, capacity to learn, information management skills, critical and self-critical abilities, team competence, as well as the ability to work autonomously.
Kabicher, S. & Motschnig-Pitrik, R. (2010). The Students’ Voice: What Do Computer Science Students Expect From Their University Degree. In J. Herrington & C. Montgomerie (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2010--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2737-2746). Toronto, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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