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Pages: 4510-4517
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1216

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

IMPLEMENTING TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING GENERIC SKILL WITHIN STATISTICS SUBJECTS IN ENGINEERING DEGREES

Introduction:
In this study, we shall describe a teaching experience carried out by a group of lecturers in the Statistics Department. These lecturers are involved in the training and assessment of “critical thinking” skills as part of the institutional project centred on generic skills at the Universitat Politècnica de València. This generic skill is an integrated part of the subjects of Statistics in engineering degrees.

Methodology:
The lecturers have designed different activities that the students have carried out over the academic year. Those activities are linked to the abilities involved in critical thinking. The activities require ongoing assessment from the formative point of view. Thus, the students are aware of their improvement in this generic skill. Additionally, students are evaluated in the exams with questions in different formats related with the proposed activities (PoliformaT exams, tests and peer review).

Results:
Suitable materials and activities for training and assessment of critical thinking have been developed. On the other hand, a rubrics-based evaluation system has been proposed. Following this, the outcomes perceived in relation to the students’ critical thinking skills have been analysed. Finally, the teaching staff and the students’ opinions have been collected through surveys.

Conclusions:
The group has implemented this new methodology in the regular lessons of the Statistics subjects. After this first phase, the weaknesses and strengths of the methodology have been identified. All in all, the results of surveys show that the methodology has given good results and it has been well appreciated by students and lecturers.
@InProceedings{BARCELOCERDA2017IMP,
author = {Barcelo-Cerda, S. and Calduch-Losa, A. and Deb{\'{o}}n Aucejo, A.M. and Villa Juli{\'{a}}, M.F. and Vidal-Puig, S.},
title = {IMPLEMENTING TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING GENERIC SKILL WITHIN STATISTICS SUBJECTS IN ENGINEERING DEGREES},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2017.1216},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2017.1216},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {4510-4517}}
TY - CONF
AU - S. Barcelo-Cerda AU - A. Calduch-Losa AU - A.M. Debón Aucejo AU - M.F. Villa Juliá AU - S. Vidal-Puig
TI - IMPLEMENTING TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING GENERIC SKILL WITHIN STATISTICS SUBJECTS IN ENGINEERING DEGREES
SN - 978-84-697-6957-7/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2017.1216
PY - 2017
Y1 - 16-18 November, 2017
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2017 Proceedings
SP - 4510
EP - 4517
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S. Barcelo-Cerda, A. Calduch-Losa, A.M. Debón Aucejo, M.F. Villa Juliá, S. Vidal-Puig (2017) IMPLEMENTING TRAINING AND ASSESSMENT OF CRITICAL THINKING GENERIC SKILL WITHIN STATISTICS SUBJECTS IN ENGINEERING DEGREES, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 4510-4517.
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