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COOPERATIVE LEARNING AND TEACHING QUALITY IN BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES

D. Gallardo-Vázquez1, F. Castilla-Polo2

1University of Extremadura (SPAIN)
2University of Jaén (SPAIN)
The New Higher Education System (NHES) implies the adoption of different education systems than the traditional ones. Subjects are defined in terms of competencies. The students need to achieve some specific competencies (based on the field of study) and some generic competencies (related with some capabilities of the students with the environment, relationships, oral and writing communication, take decisions, work in a team, ethical behaviour in the job, leadership, motivation, and so on). This way teacher has the need to use some new mechanisms to teach the matter under study. In this sense, the cooperative learning is a good mechanism to obtain a teaching quality. In this paper, we are going to analyse the use of this teaching mechanism and we will manifest the advantages of it.