ANALYSIS ABOUT THE INTEREST OF ACADEMIC LEVELING COURSE FOR PHYSICS SUBJECT IN THE DEGREE OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOLOGY
Universidade da Coruña (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 13th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 5-6 July, 2021
Location: Online Conference
Abstract:The main difficult that appears when the teacher deals any subject with first year students is the different level that they have in the knowledge of this subject. For this reason, in many universities have developed academic leveling courses so that the students acquire the necessary basic concepts before they start the degree program.
The academic leveling course of the Faculty of Science in the University of A Coruña has been taught for more than 15 years and in recent years has been one of the improvements carried out by the Internal Quality Assurance System (SGIC). This is a voluntary course with face to face classes that provides a summary or overview of all the principal concepts associated with the program of study of the subjects of Physics, Mathematics and Chemistry. Its duration is of 3 ECTS with the next distribution of lesson hours: 7,5 hours of Physics, 7,5 hours of Chemistry and 5 hours of Mathematics.
The purpose of this work is to do an analysis about the importance that the academic leveling course has on the students of first year of the degree of Chemistry and Biology, specifically for the Physics subject. For it, we analyze the student's level of satisfaction regarding the physics subject in this course through an end course survey. This will allow the students to comment about the course and their overall learning experience and that way it will help us to make sure that the course is useful to others.
Keywords: Academic leveling course, Physics, end course survey.