TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAM INFLUENCE ON CLASSROOM; CASE: CENTER OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY

N.A. Barboza Tello

Universidad Autónoma de Baja California (MEXICO)
In Mexico, the majority of engineering teachers have not received any training on how to teach. They usually teach the way they were taught, this sometimes proves to be a serious problem since the way to learn from each generation is different, and the teachers are unable to transmit 100% of knowledge to students in adequate manner. Several universities in Latin America worried about combating this problem, have implemented programs of teacher training focusing on skills that provides teaching tools to improve the teaching-learning process. This paper presents an analysis obtained through field research about how it has influenced the teacher training program of the UABC (Autonomous University of Baja California) particularly in the Center of engineering and technology (CITEC, Centro de Ingeniería y Tecnología) on the way to teach. Several important points of analysis have been found for example: the motivation of teaching, extra-time of teachers prepare itself, the quality of offered courses and access to the places where the courses are offered. One of the most interesting data were obtained, teachers are more interested in taking courses at online, however comes into discussion the quality of courses content. The objective of this analysis is to provide tools to improve the planning of teacher training courses so as to ensure a high quality teaching and learning process.