Teaching and learning conceptual modeling


Conceptual modeling constitutes a learning task faced by most students of Informatics related fields such as Business Informatics, Information Systems,and Software Engineering. Viewed as an activity, conceptual modeling involves an intricate array of cognitive processes and performed actions including: abstracting, conceptualizing, associating, contextualizing, interpreting & sense-making, judging & evaluating, drawing & visualizing; and, in group settings: communicating, discussing and agreeing. Learning conceptual modeling is, hence, construed as a complex task based on codified & tacit knowledge and learning processes involving knowledge acquisition through experience. Learning conceptual modeling involves mastering theoretical foundations, modeling languages and methods, and applying them to practical problems. Teaching conceptual modeling is a likewise challenging task faced by didactic and practical challenges.

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EMISAJ is a scholarly peer-reviewed open access journal with a unique focus on novel and innovative conceptual modeling research and its applications (about the journal): ‘Conceptual Models, Enterprise Models and Information Systems Architectures should be researched from different perspectives, angles, and backgrounds, with a multitude of theoretical and practical lenses and mindsets. We welcome and encourage a broad understanding of conceptual modeling research and intend to further its many different facets, theoretical foundation and experiential body of knowledge’ (Editorial Statement).