'Informees' as Informers? An Approach to Effective Informing

Iwona Miliszewska, Anne Venables
InSITE 2003  •  Volume 3  •  2003
An Intelligent Systems subject is offered in the final year of the Computer Science degree. The subject includes a diverse selection of topics in artificial intelligence and intelligent agents. The paper reflects on an innovative approach to the implementation of this subject. The development of the approach drew on educational research and the Informing Science paradigm. The aims of the approach included enga g-ing students in active learning, integrating theory with practice, and presenting the subject matter in an effective way. An innovative aspect of the approach was participatory teaching, i.e. students acting as guest lecturers and workshop presenters. The paper presents evaluation results indicating that the aims of the approach were achieved to a large extent.
education, participatory teaching, active learning, experiential learning.
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