Using a subject area model as a learning improvement model

Errol Thompson*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Published conference outputConference publication


International literature suggests that to improve student learning in a subject area, strategies should be taught for learning the subject and how to assess the effectiveness of these learning strategies. In software development, the Capability Maturity Model ® is used as process improvement model for software development. Can the model be adapted to provide a model for improving learning? A model is proposed based on the principles of the Capability Maturity Model ®. It is designed to encourage the learner to reflect on their learning and to evaluate the effectiveness of their learning.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology Series
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event8th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2006 - Hobart, TAS, Australia
Duration: 16 Jan 200619 Jan 2006


Conference8th Australasian Computing Education Conference, ACE 2006
CityHobart, TAS


  • Capability maturity
  • Learning outcomes
  • Learning process
  • Learning requirements
  • Learning strategies
  • Task representation


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