MOTIVATION STRATEGIES IN THE CLASSROOM: APPLICATION OF THE TARGET MODEL IN UNDERGRADUATE AND MASTER STUDENTS IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
1 Complutense University (SPAIN)
2 Alcalá de Henares University (SPAIN)
3 EDIBON (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 9-10 November, 2020
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:TARGET model is a pedagogical methodology that aims to motivate the students, guiding him/her in the right direction in the development of several individual or team activities, proposed by the teacher, that it is considered by a facilitator, a guide of the students. This model, focused on six dimensions (Task, Authority, Reward, Groupings, Evaluation, Time), makes the student participant and responsible for her/his own results and goals, with special emphasis on the recognition of the personal effort. In this work, several activities, e.g., the development of PowerPoint presentations (individual or group), the proposal and solution of thought and open-ended problems and real cases, or the resolution of problems and questionnaires with tight deadlines, were proposed in Fluid Mechanics (FM) course, taught in the Second Year of the Chemical Engineering Degree and Advanced Engineering Processes for Water Purification (AEPWP) course, taught in the Master of Chemical Engineering. Thereby, important abilities such as autonomy and self-regulation of the students in problems solving, ability to express ideas and concepts in public and improve reasoning ability, time self-management ability, independence and responsibility of the students, leadership, cooperative work (learning to work in groups), development of critical judgment, and conflict resolution have been enhanced by the use of TARGET model methodology.
Keywords: Evaluation, motivation, quality in education, TARGET model.