Features for Suitable Problems: IT Professionals’ and IT Students’ Opinions

Juri Valtanen, Eleni Berki, Elli Georgiadou, Stylianos Hatzipanagos , Margaret Ross, Ioannis Stamelos , Geoff Staples

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One cannot be a problem solver without deep understanding of what constitutes a problem. Failing to recognise and define problems presents obstacles in constructing and applying knowledge in problem solving. This has been the motivation for the authors to re-examine in the context of IT (Information Technology) the concept, nature and types of a problem. The most and least important features of a problem are scrutinized, considering the problem-based learning experts’ opinions and a collection of IT students’ viewpoints. The authors (i) identify and critically comment on the features of a problem that are still needed in problem-based learning, and (ii) provide insights and guidelines on the position and use of problems for IT curriculum designers and IT professionals in problem-focused higher education.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-41
JournalJournal of Human Capital and IT Professionals
Volume3
Issue number3
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Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Valtanen, J., Berki, E., Georgiadou, E., Hatzipanagos , S., Ross, M., Stamelos , I., & Staples, G. (2012). Features for Suitable Problems: IT Professionals’ and IT Students’ Opinions. Journal of Human Capital and IT Professionals, 3(3), 27-41. https://doi.org/10.4018/jhcitp.2012070103
Valtanen, Juri ; Berki, Eleni ; Georgiadou, Elli ; Hatzipanagos , Stylianos ; Ross, Margaret ; Stamelos , Ioannis ; Staples, Geoff . / Features for Suitable Problems : IT Professionals’ and IT Students’ Opinions. In: Journal of Human Capital and IT Professionals. 2012 ; Vol. 3, No. 3. pp. 27-41.
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Valtanen, J, Berki, E, Georgiadou, E, Hatzipanagos , S, Ross, M, Stamelos , I & Staples, G 2012, 'Features for Suitable Problems: IT Professionals’ and IT Students’ Opinions' Journal of Human Capital and IT Professionals, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 27-41. https://doi.org/10.4018/jhcitp.2012070103

Features for Suitable Problems : IT Professionals’ and IT Students’ Opinions. / Valtanen, Juri ; Berki, Eleni ; Georgiadou, Elli ; Hatzipanagos , Stylianos ; Ross, Margaret; Stamelos , Ioannis; Staples, Geoff .

In: Journal of Human Capital and IT Professionals, Vol. 3, No. 3, 2012, p. 27-41.

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