STUDENT’S PERFORMANCE EVALUATION IN CHEMISTRY LABORATORY FROM SEVERAL ENGINEERING DEGREES
1 Universitat Jaume I (SPAIN)
2 Universitat de Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The first course has been unified for several engineering degrees like Chemistry, Electrical, Mechanical and Industrial Technologies engineering degrees at the University Jaume I (Castellon).
Chemistry is learned in the first course of these degrees. The new European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) requires reductions in the number of taught hours which must be compensated through other teaching methods and student supports (tutorials, seminars, work groups, students’ individual work, etc.). All of this is concerned to the classroom, but what happens in the laboratory practices of the subjects?
Chemistry subject for engineering degrees has 6 ECTS, but just 0.4 ECTS are taught in the laboratory practices. Thus, 3 sessions are planned, usually changing the experiences taught from one year to another.
Student’s performance in the laboratory part can be obtained, and conclusions can be drawn about the impact of the improvement of the methodology used in this subject on student learning.
Keywords: Engineering degree, performance, evaluation, ECTS.