Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning

Bringing Methodologies from Industry to the Classroom

  • David Parsons
  • Kathryn MacCallum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Agile and Lean Concepts in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Parsons, Kathryn MacCallum
      Pages 3-23
    3. Pasquale Salza, Paolo Musmarra, Filomena Ferrucci
      Pages 25-45
    4. Peet Wiid
      Pages 63-92
  3. Agile Methods in the School Classroom

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Willy Wijnands, Alisa Stolze
      Pages 95-114
    3. Paul Magnuson, William Tihen, Nicola Cosgrove, Daniel Patton
      Pages 115-132
    4. Ilenia Fronza, Nabil El Ioini, Claus Pahl, Luis Corral
      Pages 133-152
  4. Reconceptualising Learning Environments Using Agile and Lean Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Madelaine-Marie Judd, Heidi Christina Blair
      Pages 171-185
    3. Michael Striewe
      Pages 187-204
  5. Agile and Lean Learning Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Petri Ihantola, Essi Isohanni, Pietari Heino, Tommi Mikkonen
      Pages 207-230
    3. Håkan Burden, Jan-Philipp Steghöfer
      Pages 231-262
    4. Wentao Wang, Chaitra Thota, Xiaoyu Jin, Nan Niu, Carla C. Purdy
      Pages 263-281
  6. Using Agile and Lean Methods to Teach Software Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
    2. James Osborne, Wendy Ivins, Carl Jones
      Pages 303-323
    3. Muhammad Aufeef Chauhan, Christian W. Probst, Muhammad Ali Babar
      Pages 325-351
  7. Agile and Lean Activities and Games for the Classroom

About this book


This book explores the application of agile and lean techniques, originally from the field of software development and manufacturing, to various aspects of education. It covers a broad range of topics, including applying agile teaching and learning techniques in the classroom, incorporating lean thinking in educational workflows, and using team-based approaches to student-centred activities based on agile principles and processes.

Demonstrating how agile and lean ideas can concretely be applied to education, the book offers practical guidance on how to apply these ideas in the classroom or lecture hall, as well as new concepts that could spark further research and development.


Agile Learning Agile Education Lean Education Lean Learning Agile Methods in Schools Lean Methods in Schools Agile in Higher Education Lean in Higher Education Agile University Lean University Agile Teaching and Learning Lean Teaching and Learning Agile Classroom Lean Classroom

Editors and affiliations

  • David Parsons
    • 1
  • Kathryn MacCallum
    • 2
  1. 1.The Mind Lab by UnitecAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Eastern Institute of TechnologyNapierNew Zealand

Bibliographic information