The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2008: §3543
|Sat, Nov 8, 2:30 - 2:55, Kachina A Paper (refereed)
|Recommended Citation: Jensen, J. Art Meets MIS: Using the “Master Class” Model to Teach Systems Analysis and Design. In The Proceedings of the Information Systems Education Conference 2008, v 25 (Phoenix): §3543. ISSN: 1542-7382.
Art Meets MIS: Using the “Master Class” Model to Teach Systems Analysis and Design
Systems analysis and design is a fundamental area in MIS curriculums, and analysis and design courses may have many goals. Such courses focus on methods for systems analysis and design, but are also usually designed to develop students’ overall abilities to think and work as good analysts. This paper describes structuring activities in a systems analysis design course like a “master class” in art or music, and the importance of trust building in effective use of the “master class” model. A literature review, along with preliminary observations and student feedback after use of the model, suggest this model has a number of benefits for teaching analysis and design. Benefits include a teacher’s ability to better understand student thought processes, and thus give better feedback to the student, an opportunity for instructors to model systems thinking, and a chance for students to learn how to give and receive critique.
Keywords: systems analysis and design, feedback, trust
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