F8-COMP7-1 - Agile methodologies at an educational context: A systematic review

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Tiago Otero1 , Regina Barwaldt1, Luiz Topin1, Stefane Menezes1, Marcio Torres1, Andre Freitas1
1 Universidade Federal do Rio Grande

This is a work in progress and the category is research. This paper presents a systematic review on the usage of agile methodologies in educational environments. During history, multiple strategies were created in order to solve the necessity of helping students on building their knowledge. The arrival of new technologies opens new possibilities due to the easy access to information, and this fact transforms student’s profiles worldwide. In this context, it is important to find new ways to assist learners through the journey of learning while improving their motivation. Recently, the application of agile project management methodologies, such as Scrum and Extreme Programming, has emerged as an option to be adopted inside the classroom aiming to improve learning. Due to their capabilities of flexibilization of student’s self-regulation, these methodologies have become an interesting option in an educational environment hence their high adaptability to requirements changes that may occur during the time. In other words, new requirements can be perceived by the teacher, for instance, learning a new tool that was not planned on before, and, therefore, the class plan can be modified to accommodate this new necessity. Through the mapping of the literature it was possible to obtain a knowledge base on the subject and to understand the current state of the research on the topic.