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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 editors: Kokkoniemi, Mikko; Isomöttönen, Ville

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


  • Frontiers in Education Conference

Place and date of conference: Uppsala, Sweden, 21.-24.10.2020

ISBN: 978-1-7281-8962-8

eISBN: 978-1-7281-8961-1

Journal or series: Conference proceedings : Frontiers in Education Conference

ISSN: 1539-4565

eISSN: 2377-634X

Publication year: 2020

Publisher: IEEE

Publication country: United States

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE44824.2020.9274126

Publication open access: Other way freely accessible online

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

Web address where publication is available: https://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.

Keywords: group work; project learning; content analysis; justice; data systems; software technology

Free keywords: justice; group work; project-based learning

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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2020

JUFO rating: 1

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