Industry trends in software engineering education: a systematic mapping study
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Contemporary approaches and trends, in software engineering courses have been continuously updated over the last four decades. Adaptation to industry needs is crucial for future educational purposes. The goal of this poster paper is to present some preliminary results related to what degree contemporary industry trends are being adopted in updating software engineering teaching approaches. This study is a systematic mapping. A total of 138 papers were selected based on education goals, research, and contribution type. Of the primary education topics, around 78% are related to teaching approaches, 9% to globalisation and training methods, and less than 5% to tech startup and industry innovation. Less investigated areas that have recently become common industry trends, such as tech startup models adopting lean methodology, require further attention and might create opportunities for updating the curricula. Future work will investigate possibilities for exploiting tech startups as a means for renewing future capstone courses.