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Project Education and Adams’ Theory of Equity (2020)

Kokkoniemi, M., & Isomöttönen, V. (2020). Project Education and Adams’ Theory of Equity. In FIE 2020 : Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference. IEEE. Conference proceedings : Frontiers in Education Conference. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274126

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Publication details

All authors or editorsKokkoniemi, Mikko; Isomöttönen, Ville

Parent publicationFIE 2020 : Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference


  • Frontiers in Education Conference

Place and date of conferenceUppsala, Sweden21.-24.10.2020



Journal or seriesConference proceedings : Frontiers in Education Conference



Publication year2020


Publication countryUnited States

Publication languageEnglish


Publication open accessOther way freely accessible online

Publication channel open access

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/73102

Web address where publication is availablehttps://www.fie2020.org/abstracts-and-papers/


This work-in-progress paper in research category is concerned with students’ perceptions of justice in software engineering group projects. Taking a directed content analysis approach, the aim is to analyze the relevance of Adams’ theory of Equity for small-group project education. The analysis was applied to the data collected from a third-year project course in which students encounter an open-ended group assignment. The results indicate that the theory can serve as a useful framework that helps teachers to identify justice-related issues in project courses. On the other hand, it was concluded that special carefulness is advisable considering the simplicity of the theory.

Keywordsgroup workproject learningcontent analysisjusticedata systemssoftware technology

Free keywordsjustice; group work; project-based learning

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2020

JUFO rating1

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