ENACTEST: European Innovation Alliance for Testing Education

Beatriz Marín*, Tanja E. J. Vos, Ana C. R. Paiva, Anna Rita Fasolino, Monique Snoeck

*Corresponding author for this work

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Testing software is very important, but not done well, resulting in problematic and erroneous software applications. The cause radicates from a skills mismatch between what is needed in industry, the learning needs of students, and the way testing is currently being taught at higher and vocational education institutes. The goal of this project is to identify and design seamless teaching materials for testing that are aligned with industry and learning needs. To represent the entire socio-economic environment that will benefit from the results, this project consortium is composed of a diverse set of partners ranging from universities to small enterprises. The project starts with research in sensemaking and cognitive models when doing and learning testing. Moreover, a study will be done to identify the needs of industry for training and knowledge transfer processes for testing. Based on the outcomes of this research and the study, we will design and develop capsules on teaching software testing including the instructional materials that take into account the cognitive models of students and the industry needs. Finally, we will validate these teaching testing capsules developed during the project.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages8
JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 19 May 2022
EventJoint 16th Research Challenges in Information Science Workshops and Research Projects Track, RCIS-WS and RP 2022 - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 17 May 202220 May 2022


  • cognitive models
  • education
  • knowledge transfer
  • software testing


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