What is eduScrum?
An innovative instructional method where students are working in self-managing teams and make their learning visible. Students and teachers develop an agile mindset.
Students work in teams, manage their learning activities and their progress with a visual board.
eduScrum makes it easier for faculty and teachers to take on a role as facilitators and be effective guides on the side, while providing a clear structure.
Students learn to take charge of their learning process, collaborate in teams, and develop their communication and leadership skills
Around the world the call is to develop 21st century skills with a focus on career readiness and ability for lifelong learning (Ananiadou & Claro, 2009).
Are given voice and ownership of own learning process
Develop leadership skills
Stimulate critical thinking and creativity
Learn communication and collaboration
Learn critical career skills
Faculty & Teachers
Develop an agile mindset
Are supported with a clear structure to be effective facilitators of complex processes
Provide frequent feedback to students
Administrators & Leadership
Can use it to manage teams and projects
Motivate and empower team members
Manage complexity and coordinate departments
How It Is Done
Clear roles and a clear process of short cycles provide structure.
the product owner (teacher, professor, administrator) provides the what and why,
the team (students) decides the how,
the team captain (student) serves and leads the team.
Planning: First students plan the whole project or curriculum.
Stand-up: Every meeting starts with a very brief stand-up to plan the work, then students do the work.
Review: at the end of the meeting there is a review where students present their work to each other.
Retrospective: at regular intervals students have a retrospective meeting where they reflect on how well they collaborate and identify how they can improve.