Systems Analysis modelling is considered foundational for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) students, with introductory and advanced units included in nearly all ICT and computer science degrees. Yet despite this, novice systems analysts (learners) find modelling and systems thinking quite difficult to learn and master. This makes the process of teaching the fundamentals frustrating and time intensive. This paper will discuss the foundational problems that learners face when learning Systems Analysis modelling. Through a systematic literature review, a framework will be proposed based on the key problems that novice learners experience. In this proposed framework, a sequence of activities has been developed to facilitate understanding of the requirements, solutions and incremental modelling. An example is provided illustrating how the framework could be used to incorporate visualization and gaming elements into a Systems Analysis classroom; therefore, improving motivation and learning. Through this work, a greater understanding of the approach to teaching modelling within the computer science classroom will be provided, as well as a framework to guide future teaching activities.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018|
|Editors||Mark J.W. Lee, Sasha Nikolic, Gary K.W. Wong, Jun Shen, Montserrat Ros, Leon C. U. Lei, Neelakantam Venkatarayalu|
|Publisher||IEEE Computer Society|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 4 Dec 2018|
|Event||IEEE TALE 2018: Engineering Next-Generation Learning - Novotel Northbeach, Wollongong, Australia|
Duration: 4 Dec 2018 → 7 Dec 2018
|Name||Proceedings of IEEE International Conference on Teaching Assessment and Learning for Engineering|
|Conference||IEEE TALE 2018|
|Period||4/12/18 → 7/12/18|
|Other||TALE is the IEEE Education Society’s flagship Asia-Pacific (IEEE Region 10) conference, catering to researchers and practitioners with an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education – with a particular emphasis on electrical and electronic engineering, telecommunications, computer engineering, computer science and allied disciplines – as well as those interested in the innovative use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and assessment in any discipline. The target audience of the conference is diverse and includes those working in the higher education, vocational education and training (VET), K-12, corporate, government, and healthcare sectors.|
The TALE series was first established in 2012 to complement the IEEE Education Society's other, very popular Frontiers in Education and EDUCON conferences, which serve North America (IEEE Regions 1-7) and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (IEEE Region 8), respectively. Following highly successful conferences in Hong Kong (2012 and 2017); Bali, Indonesia (2013); Wellington, New Zealand (2014); Zhuhai, China (2015); and Bangkok, Thailand (2016), TALE 2018 will be held in Wollongong on the spectacular South Coast of New South Wales, Australia. It will be hosted by University of Wollongong and Charles Sturt University.
The theme of this year's conference is Engineering Next-Generation Learning.