The Theory and Practice of Randori Coding Dojos

Rooksby, John, Hunt, Johanna and Wang, Xiaofeng (2014) The Theory and Practice of Randori Coding Dojos. In: Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming. Lecture Notes in Business Information Processing, 179 (179). Springer, pp. 251-259. ISBN 9783319068619

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The coding dojo is a technique for continuous learning and training. Randori is one implementation format. Even though experience and lessons learnt on how coding dojos could be better organized have been reported in agile literature, the theoretical bases behind it have never been investigated. In this paper we propose to use reflective practice as a sense-making device to underpin the investigation and improvement of coding dojo for effective learning. Based on the examination of two dojo sessions we argue that the insights from the reflective practice and related theories can open new and interesting inquiries on coding dojo, and eventually help to better understand the dynamics of coding dojo, and improve the dojo practice accordingly.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: coding dojo, deliberate practice, reflective practice, reflect-inaction, reflect-on-action, randori, agile methods, learning
Subjects: G400 Computer Science
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Computer and Information Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 21 Mar 2018 17:03
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 21:30

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