An innovative design and studio-based CS degree

Docherty, Michael, Sutton, Peter, Brereton, Margot, & Kaplan, Simon (2001) An innovative design and studio-based CS degree. In SIGCSE ’01 : Proceedings of the thirty-second SIGCSE technical symposium on Computer Science Education, ACM, Charlotte, North Carolina, pp. 233-237.

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The University of Queensland has recently established a new design-focused, studio-based computer science degree. The Bachelor of Information Environments degree augments the core courses from the University's standard CS degree with a stream of design courses and integrative studio-based projects undertaken every semester. The studio projects integrate and reinforce learning by requiring students to apply the knowledge and skills gained in other courses to open-ended real-world design projects. The studio model is based on the architectural studio and involves teamwork, collaborative learning, interactive problem solving, presentations and peer review. This paper describes the degree program, its curriculum and rationale, and reports on experiences in the first year of delivery.

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ID Code: 47116
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
DOI: 10.1145/366413.364591
ISBN: 1581133294
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > OTHER INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (089900) > Information and Computing Sciences not elsewhere classified (089999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified (130299)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2000 ACM
Deposited On: 26 Mar 2013 05:37
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2013 08:43

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