Encouraging students through reflective dialogues: A teaching concept based on DialogueMaps and its evaluation

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In computing and engineering courses, the students' personal experience in using technology can be embraced in order to encourage students and to enrich course contents. The own experience can be contrasted with theories, models and concepts from the course literature. In this paper, we describe the teaching concept of reflective dialogues. Reflective dialogues aim at fostering the students' involvement by using an interactive visualization and presentation tool called Dialogue Maps. The concept has been applied in a master's program CSCW course. Steps for future development are derived from the results of the first multi-perspective and multimethod evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2013 Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering : LaTiCE 2013, Proceedings, 21-24 March 2013 Macau, Macau
Number of pages7
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
PublisherIEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Publication date2013
Article number6542259
ISBN (Print)978-0-7695-4960-6
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event1st International Conference on Learning and Teaching in Computing and Engineering - Macau, Macao
Duration: 21.03.201324.03.2013
Conference number: 1

    Research areas

  • CSCL, CSCW, DialogueMaps, individual experience, reflection, reflective dialogue, teaching concept