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Pages: 5257-5260
Publication year: 2009
ISBN: 978-84-612-9801-3
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain

APPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND FINANCIAL DATABASES TO TEACHING METHOD

According to the rules established in the Bologna Declaration for European Universities, self-learning is an essential ability that both teachers and alumni have to face (EU, 1999). The increasing improvement of the new Information Technologies (IT), and specifically the use of Internet in the educational scope (Dos Santos and Wright, 2001), promotes among lecturing staff the introduction of a virtual element in the development of the subjects (Badia, 2006). Therefore, with the purpose of facing this educational challenge, the current study highlights how important is the elaboration of a web page through which students can get information about companies’ environmental impacts and their financial and economic data (return on equity, return on assets, profits, cash flow).

Nowadays, there is a clear lack of information about companies’ information related to environmental and financial aspects in the educational scope. Therefore, it is necessary the creation of new databases that include all of these aspects in order to include them in the analysis and resolution of problems. With these new resources and through the construction of an online available web page, students will be able to obtain relevant information and apply the theoretical knowledge to real case studies (Liponen and Lallimo, 2004). Furthermore, this fact contributes to the generation of capabilities which reinforce the discussion and arguing abilities in the university people’s thinking (Rubens, Emans, Leinonen, Skarmeta and Simons, 2005)

The current study is the result of the implementation of an educational innovation project granted by the University of Granada which is called “Application of Environmental and Financial Databases to the Teaching Method”. Two are the main objectives of this research project. Firstly, it contributes to increase the students’ understanding so that they can make use of a group of environmental and financial variables and analyse real data at the firm-level. Second, it contributes to undertake different types of activities that reinforce the students’ dynamic learning through the analysis of environmental, human resources and financial situations (Ligorio and Veermans, 2005). Combining prior aims, the principal result of the project is the elaboration of a web page that contains several databases with environmental, financial and economic information.

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title = {APPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND FINANCIAL DATABASES TO TEACHING METHOD},
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V. Ferron Vilchez, J. Aguilera Caracuel, I. Martin Tapia, M.A. Escudero Torres (2009) APPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND FINANCIAL DATABASES TO TEACHING METHOD, EDULEARN09 Proceedings, pp. 5257-5260.
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