INNOVATION EXPERIENCES FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING ELECTRONICS: AN APPLICATION TO THE UNIVERSITY MASTER´S DEGREE IN SECONDARY EDUCATION
University of Burgos (SPAIN)
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Appears in: EDULEARN10 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 2nd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-7 July, 2010
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:The European Higher Education Space has introduced significant changes in the teaching and learning methodologies. These changes are related with the duration and content of studies, teaching methods and evaluation, among others. Moreover, the evaluation process has had to be adapted in order to determine the level of acquisition of both knowledge and competences. The methodology shown in this work has been applied to the subject of Electronics, which belongs to the University Master´s degree in Secondary Education of the University of Burgos, Spain. This Master provides the contents and capacities that secondary school teachers should have in the context of the secondary Spanish educational system. The main aim of the applied methodology was to improve the process of teaching and learning Electronics, in order to increase student success. One of the challenges in the implementation of this methodology is the development of multidisciplinary projects by means of teamwork, so that students cooperate and exchange experiences between them. Innovation experiences in teaching and learning methods, with the objective of achieving active participation of the students, and obtained results are shown. Moreover, the advantages of the applied methodology are analysed. On the other hand, student feedbacks about this methodology are also included.
Keywords: Active learning, Innovation, Electronics, University teaching.