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Reflectionreflection

  • Orit Hazzan
  • Yael Dubinsky
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Part of the Undergraduate Topics in Computer Science book series (UTICS)

Abstract

This chapter describes the notions of reflection and retrospectiveretrospective : reflection usually refers to the individual’s thinking about what he or she has accomplished; retrospective is usually conducted in teams, and is partially based on the individuals’ reflections performed during the retrospective sessions. In fact, you, the readers, are familiar with and have experienced these notions at the end of the first iteration of the book, in Chapter 7, Learning, both individually and on the team level. Indeed, since these concepts are not trivial to grasp, it is preferred that learners experience them first, before the theoretical ideas are presented. This chapter, which closes the second iteration of the book, serves as an opportunity to understand the theory behind these concepts as well as to add some practical details about their actual performance.

Keywords

Team Member Software Development Reflective Process Software Development Process Reflective Thinking 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orit Hazzan
    • 1
  • Yael Dubinsky
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Education in Technology and Science TechnionIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Department of Computer Science TechnionIsrael Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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