Maritta Pirhonen



There is a growing need for qualified project managers in the field of IS. The competencies and skills needed in project managers’ work can not be learned only by reading the books. What kind of challenges does this bring to educators and educational systems, especially in universities? These challenges include such as, how to teach management and leadership skills and social competence needed in IS project management? Project-based learning (PBL) is an approach that enables students to learn management and leadership skills successfully in a working life driven project. PBL has proved to be an effective approach for learning skills and competencies demanded in project working. However, using PBL method alone does not guarantee learning result. In order to be successful, PBL method requires effective and competent supervision and guidance of students. This article focuses in supervising work-related project learning carried out in collaboration with authentic clients.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Pirhonen M. (2009). CHALLENGES OF SUPERVISING STUDENT PROJECTS IN COLLABORATION WITH AUTHENTIC CLIENTS . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8111-82-1, pages 110-115. DOI: 10.5220/0001983401100115

in Bibtex Style

author={Maritta Pirhonen},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
SN - 978-989-8111-82-1
AU - Pirhonen M.
PY - 2009
SP - 110
EP - 115
DO - 10.5220/0001983401100115