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Educ. Sci. 2019, 9(1), 26; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci9010026

The MOSAICS Model of Educational Approaches for Teaching the Practice of Software Project Management

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Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Splaiul Independenței 313, RO-060042 Bucharest, Romania
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Department of Engineering in Foreign Languages, University POLITEHNICA of Bucharest, Splaiul Independenței 313, RO-060042 Bucharest, Romania
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Received: 20 December 2018 / Revised: 21 January 2019 / Accepted: 23 January 2019 / Published: 27 January 2019
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Abstract

Maybe you heard the line “managing programmers is like herding cats”, and if you consider there is some truth behind this, then you should, perhaps, think how it is to teach people to perform this job. As we know from the research literature, there is no such thing as a consensus about the most suitable teaching method of a software project management course targeted to information technology students. Moreover, the majority of publications focus on the theoretical aspects of the course, thus leaving little details about the application of the theory, or how to experience the practical side. The paper at hand proposes an abstract model of educational approaches, suggestively named MOSAICS, which may be used in teaching the practical side of a software project management course. View Full-Text
Keywords: software project management; educational model; teaching strategies; teaching practical side; MOSAICS; cooperation; computer science teaching approaches; grade data alignment; skewness; kurtosis software project management; educational model; teaching strategies; teaching practical side; MOSAICS; cooperation; computer science teaching approaches; grade data alignment; skewness; kurtosis
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Boiangiu, C.-A.; Stănică, I.-C. The MOSAICS Model of Educational Approaches for Teaching the Practice of Software Project Management. Educ. Sci. 2019, 9, 26.

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