Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning: Bringing Methodologies from Industry to the Classroom

Edited by David Parsons and Kathryn MacCallum

The forthcoming edited book, “Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning: Bringing Methodologies from Industry to the Classroom” will be published by Springer in late 2018.

The subject of the book is the application of agile and lean techniques into various aspects of education. This is a topic which has become increasingly popular in recent years, but so far there has been no single publication to draw together these ideas, particularly one that covers both agile and lean, which although in software are closely related together, are less commonly linked in the educational context.

The major contribution of this book will be to provide a single point of reference for global expertise in how agile and lean ideas can be applied in teaching and learning at all levels of education.

Timeline:
Abstract Registration due: May 31, 2017
Notification of initial acceptance: June 30, 2017
Book Chapters due: October 31, 2017
Notification to authors: January 31st 2018
Revised chapters due from authors: March 31st 2018
Editorial review completed: April 30th 2018

Final revisions and materials required from authors: May 31st 2018
Final materials to the publisher: June 29th 2018 (hard deadline – at the latest)
Publication of the volume: Late 2018

Any queries should be directed to the editors at agileleanbook@gmail.com

Provisional Chapter Titles (subject to change)

  1. Agile Education, Lean Learning
  2. Practices of Agile Educational Environments: Analysis from the Perspective of the Public,Private and Third Sector
  3. Agile Methodologies in Education: A Review
  4. Lean and Agile Education: Death to Grades, Courses, and Degree Programs?
  5. Leveraging Agile Methodology to Transform the Operational Culture of a Learning and Teaching Unit
  6. Applying Lean Learning to Software Engineering Education
  7. Lean and Agile Assessment Workflows
  8. Lean Education with Kaizen
  9. Transforming Education with eduScrum
  10. Getting Agile at School
  11. Bringing the Benefits of Agile Techniques Inside the Classroom: A Practical Guide
  12. Agile Learning Paths in a Flexibly Specified Course
  13. Teaching and Fostering Reflection in Software Engineering Project Courses
  14. Lean Learning of Risks in Students’ Agile Teams
  15. A Practical Approach in Teaching Agile Methodologies and Principles at Tertiary Level Using Student-Centred Activities
  16. Red-Green-Go! A Self-Organising Game for Teaching Test-Driven Development
  17. Developing a Spiral Curriculum for Teaching Agile At The National Software Academy
  18. Agile and Lean Approaches for Teaching and Learning Software Architecture Design Processes and Methods
  19. Using Agile Games to Invigorate Agile and Lean Software Development Learning in Classrooms

Editor Bios:
Dr Kathryn MacCallum is an Associate Professor in the School of Computing at Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand and Associate Programme manager of the Bachelor of Business Systems. Following an initial career in web development she has taught at a tertiary level at a number of institutions including PTEs, Polytechnics and Universities, teaching both business and computing qualifications (undergraduate and post-graduate) in addition to postgraduate teacher training. Her teaching is underpinned by her research which is driven by her passion to be a better teacher and develop effective teaching practices usually with the use of appropriate educational technology.

Dr David Parsons is National Postgraduate Director at the Mind Lab by Unitec, New Zealand. He has extensive experience of agile methods in the software industry, having trained and mentored agile teams in XP, Agile UP and Test Driven Development. He is an ICAgile Certified Professional in Agile Software Design and a Certified Member of the Association for Learning Technologies. His publications include work on agile techniques, agile testing and agile reflective practice. In his current role he incorporates agile and lean concepts into postgraduate teacher training.