Introducing cultural issues and cultural awareness in conceptual modelling education

Tatjana Welzer, Marjan Družovec, Lili Nemec Zlatolas, Marko Hölbl, Hannu Jaakkola, Mirjana Ivanović, Miloš Radovanović

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    Conceptual modelling education is often a part of any Informatics and Computer Science curricula but is also included in other study programs where conceptual modelling knowledge is needed. Conceptual modelling is well defined and numerous sources are available in existing literature. The steps to develop conceptual models are easy to learn and support is possible also via different tools, based on a theoretical background, mostly through the Peter Chen approach. In general, such an educational approach can be described as a standard conceptual modelling education. But, unfortunately, standard conceptual modeling education does not inform culturally-aware developers of conceptual models. The confidence and assurance that cross cultural issues and cultural awareness will be considered in the phase of conceptual modelling could be reached on one side by upgrading the conceptual modeling approach with a cultural point of view, as well as by introducing cultural issues into conceptual modelling education. Students need to be aware of basic cultural issues and concepts and their influence on conceptual modeling. In the long term, the mentioned content should become part of standard conceptual modeling education. This means changes in the content of curricula as well as a change in thinking by students and teachers.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationInformation Modelling and Knowledge Bases XXVII
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages7
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-61499-611-8
    ISBN (Print)9781614996101
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    Publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

    Publication series

    NameFrontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications
    ISSN (Print)0922-6389


    • Conceptual Modelling Education
    • Cultural Awareness
    • Cultural issues

    Publication forum classification

    • Publication forum level 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Artificial Intelligence

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