Campus Units

Chemical and Biological Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

https://doi.org/10.1109/COMPSAC.2019.10224

Publication Date

7-9-2019

Journal or Book Title

2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)

First Page

306

Last Page

311

DOI

10.1109/COMPSAC.2019.10224

Conference Title

2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC)

Conference Date

July 15-19, 2019

City

Milwaukee, WI

Abstract

Software architecture students need to believe that they can change their abilities in order to become proficient with software architecture design. Addressing students’ beliefs about their capabilities introduces the realm of mindset. This paper reports about a survey that we conducted in a large university to study a set of factors associated with the students’ mindset. The study found that the students’ mindsets weakly correlates with their cognitive levels and are associated with their expectations from the course. In addition, it found that the students who prefer practicing software architecture have more open mindset than the ones who prefer quizzes. The findings provide new knowledge about the connections between the mindsets of the students, their perception of software architecture, and their approach to learning software architecture practices. The results could be used to design intervention strategies to improve the ability of the students to learn software architecture.

Comments

This is a manuscript of the proceeding Ben Othmane, Lotfi, and Monica Lamm, "Mindset for Software Architecture Students." 2019 IEEE 43rd Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC) (2019): 306-311. DOI: 10.1109/COMPSAC.2019.10224. Posted with permission.

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Language

en

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