EXPERIENCE AND OVERALL ASSESSMENT OF GROUP WORK USING PROCESS-BASED LEARNING
Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN12 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The use of Process-based Learning draws on methodologies based on Problems, Projects or Experience. This methodology aims to reveal and highlight the fact that one’s own living experience, as something dynamic and real, is, in itself, constitute a way of achieving learning. Thus, problems or projects are the “excuse” for exposing students to challenges that require them to explore and delve into themselves using innovative, creative, negotiating, decision-making, executive and evaluative skills.
Intervention in Social Work requires people to commit to reaching the desired social changes that help to achieve the intended improvement in quality of life. For social changes to take place, the professionals in question must be fully convinced that the said changes are possible. It is increasingly understood that enthusiasm and confidence, together with this conviction, constitute a major part of the driving force that enables social workers to get the peope they work with to adopt an active commitment to themselves and their reality.
The working guide presented in this document aims to cover the methodology section of the Teaching-Learning Project of the subject Social Services: Programmes and Services, in which the practical part of the subject includes the design and development of projects. Here, students will design, develop and assess intervention proposals linked to the subject’s contents, thereby fomenting autonomy, reflection and working in collaboration. (Collaboration enables classmates with similar knowledge, working together in the same conditions to carry out tasks that none of them would be able to do on their own, Escribano, p 75).
Keywords: Problem-based learning, Projects, independent work, self evaluation.