Towards a Framework for Transferable Negotiated Learning Practices in Team Projects
  • Malcolm Birtle
Conference paper


Work in progress on a model for evaluating and transferring practice with regard to negotiated learning in team projects is presented. It is for application primarily in the computing discipline. The model is independent of specific teaching and learning practices. Specific teaching and learning methods can be related to the model by a mapping process which matches model elements to the methods. Outline processes for transfer, evaluation of transferred practice, and evaluation of transfer are described. This paper is a contribution to the Higher Education Funding Council for England Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning project Effective Project Work in Computer Science (EPCOS).


Team Project Learning Mechanism Project Work Educational Development Student Feedback 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm Birtle
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  1. 1.School of Computing and MathematicsUniversity of TeessideMiddlesbroughUK

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