GROUP TUTORING AND THE PORTFOLIO, TWO TOOLS FOR AUTONOMOUS LEARNING. AN APPLICATION TO SUBJECTS OF MANAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS OF ARCHITECTURE

L. Fernandez-Duran, A. Llorca

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
The new methodological approach prioritizes learning to teaching, underlying the need for a change from professor who teaches to student who learns. Thus, for an active learning of the student, professor assumes functions of guide, adviser, and facilitator of resources. In this context, we incorporate two methodological tools, the portfolio for developing autonomous work and group tutoring for guiding and advising in learning student process.

Teaching innovation has been applied in the field of marketing, feasibility and financing of Real Estate projects, on the fifth year of Architecture Degree. This communication firstly shows the methodologies that have been applied, secondly discusses the results observed and concludes with the perception of students about learning.

For the evaluation of the innovation applied we have been based in the content of students’ portfolio and an anonymous questionnaire about their perception of the usefulness of portfolio and group tutoring in learning process. We have obtained interesting evidences to consider implementation of these tools in the future.