Tell the student: evidence-based advantages of prerequisites (discussion paper)

Marco Cameranesi, Claudia Diamantini, Laura Genga, Domenico Potena

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Abstract

When bachelor and master degrees were introduced in the Italian system, the Engineering Faculty of Università Politecnica delle Marche dropped mandatory prerequisites between modules from its degrees. Since then, we periodically witness intense debates among professors, who think this led to unstructured learning practices with consequent performance issues, and students who are concerned of an overly constrained course of study. This paper briefly describes an ex-post analysis of the carriers of students enrolled in the bachelor degree in Computer and Automation Engineering based on process mining techniques, the resulting evidence about typical patterns followed by students, and sketches possible actions that can be put in practice to support students without constraining their course of study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 25th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems
PublisherCEUR-WS.org
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017
Event25th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (SEBD 2017) - Squillace Lido, Italy
Duration: 25 Jun 201729 Jun 2017
Conference number: 25
http://events.dimes.unical.it/sebd2017/sebd2017

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume2037
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Conference

Conference25th Italian Symposium on Advanced Database Systems (SEBD 2017)
Abbreviated titleSEBD 2017
Country/TerritoryItaly
CitySquillace Lido
Period25/06/1729/06/17
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