Metacognitive challenges to support self-reflection of students in online software engineering education

Daniela Pedrosa*, Mario Madureira Fontes, Tânia Araújo, Ceres Morais, Teresa Bettencourt, Pedro Duarte Pestana, Leonel Morgado, José Cravino

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Abstract

Software engineering education requires students to develop technical knowledge and advanced cognitive and behavioral skills, particularly in the transition from novice to proficient. In distance learning, the hurdles are greater because students require greater autonomy, adopting strategies of self and co-regulation of learning. Facing these challenges, the SimProgramming approach has been transposed into the context of DL: e-SimProgramming. In the second iteration of e-SimProgramming implementation (2019/2020), one adaptation was inclusion of metacognitive challenges (MC) to promote students’ self-reflection on their learning process. We explain the design of the two types of implemented MCs. We provide qualitative and quantitative analysis of: 1) evolution of MCs submission throughout the semester, identifying regularity and completion within deadlines and their relationship to student success; 2) students’ perceptions of MCs. Results show a positive correlation between high MC submission and student success, greater interest and involvement of students in type 2 MCs and positive perceptions of students about MCs.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 4th International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, CISPEE 2021
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781728164922
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Event4th International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, CISPEE 2021 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 21 Jun 202123 Jun 2021

Publication series

Name2021 4th International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, CISPEE 2021

Conference

Conference4th International Conference of the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education, CISPEE 2021
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period21/06/2123/06/21

Keywords

  • E-learning
  • Metacognition
  • Self-regulated learning
  • SimProgramming
  • Software engineering education

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