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Pages: 5477-5482
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-616-8412-0
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain

THE IMPORTANCE OF PERCEPTIONS ON THE LEARNING PROCESS. USING RUBRICS TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE GENERAL SKILLS IN LEARNING OF ECONOMICS

We present here a teaching innovation project that has been developed under the economic support of the University of Barcelona. The main goal of the experience has addressed basic general skills of the first year students of economics. The teaching team has been composed by teachers of different disciplines, such as Mathematics, History, Economic Policy and Business Management. Our main concern has been to assess the analytical skill of our students at the same time as we have developed specific tools to improve it. Methodologically we have designed a variety of rubrics either to assess our students either to self-assessment purposes. We can summarize our main findings in the following points. The first one is that general skills must be worked from interdisciplinary teaching teams. The second one is that they are fully embedded into the specific contents of each subject in a way that it is impossible to achieve general skills without a comprehensive knowledge of the contents. As a result of the previous statement, specific teaching materials should be developed by each subject to promote the acquisition of general skills. A third one conclusion is devoted to the topic of perceptions as a way of getting skills. We have systematically found an overvaluation of the students regarding to their skills. A first step to improve these skills must be oriented to a better understanding of the real individual achievement. We have used self-assessment rubrics to make the students realized about that. A final conclusion of the present project consists on the finding that our first year graduate students have low levels on their analytical skills, once we compare them with other general skills such as writing skills, or working team capalibities among others.
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author = {Carreras-Mar{\'{i}}n, A. and Blasco Martel, Y. and Bosch Princep, M. and Morillo Lopez, I. and Cair{\'{o}}-i-C{\'{e}}spedes, G. and Badia-Mir{\'{o}}, M.},
title = {THE IMPORTANCE OF PERCEPTIONS ON THE LEARNING PROCESS. USING RUBRICS TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE GENERAL SKILLS IN LEARNING OF ECONOMICS},
series = {8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-8412-0},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {10-12 March, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {5477-5482}}
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AU - A. Carreras-Marín AU - Y. Blasco Martel AU - M. Bosch Princep AU - I. Morillo Lopez AU - G. Cairó-i-Céspedes AU - M. Badia-Miró
TI - THE IMPORTANCE OF PERCEPTIONS ON THE LEARNING PROCESS. USING RUBRICS TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE GENERAL SKILLS IN LEARNING OF ECONOMICS
SN - 978-84-616-8412-0/2340-1079
PY - 2014
Y1 - 10-12 March, 2014
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2014 Proceedings
SP - 5477
EP - 5482
ER -
A. Carreras-Marín, Y. Blasco Martel, M. Bosch Princep, I. Morillo Lopez, G. Cairó-i-Céspedes, M. Badia-Miró (2014) THE IMPORTANCE OF PERCEPTIONS ON THE LEARNING PROCESS. USING RUBRICS TO ASSESS AND IMPROVE GENERAL SKILLS IN LEARNING OF ECONOMICS, INTED2014 Proceedings, pp. 5477-5482.
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