Teaching conceptual modelling: how to guide the conceptual modelling process of students?
KU Leuven, Belgium
Conceptual modelling is an example of such complex learning task as it requires rigorous analytical skills and experience to externalize requirements into high-quality formal representations - conceptual models. These skills are very difficult to teach to novice modellers mainly due to the lack of tools that can continuously guide them in the learning process. In this talk I will address the scaffolding of CM learning, based on Bloom’s revised taxonomy. This will be paired with a report about the use of automated feedback and simuation to guide the student’s learning process for conceptual modelling. Furthermore, lessons from student modelling behaviour as observed from logging the modelling process of students will be presented. The findings include a set of typical modeling and validation patterns that can be used to improve teaching guidance for domain modeling courses. From a scientific viewpoint, the outcomes of the work can be inspirational outside of the area of domain modeling as learning event data is becoming readily available through virtual learning environments and other information systems.
Lecture at NEMO2018
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 14:00