The call for chapters for the forthcoming edited book, “Agile and Lean Concepts for Teaching and Learning: Bringing Methodologies from Industry to the Classroom”, to be published by Springer in late 2018, has now closed. However, we would be interested to hear from any potential contributors to a follow-up volume.
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.
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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.