MOTIVATION IN THE CLASSROOM: AN APPLICATION TO FINANCE SUBJECTS IN THE FACULTY OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT
Universidad Politécncia de Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The motivation in the classroom is critical in the process of student learning. So the teacher must perform motivating activities related with theoretical and practical subjects. Furthermore, it is desirable that these activities are designed with an orientation to the world of business and labor market, with the new skills that the student has get. At the same time, these activities should be use for activate the entrepreneurship spirit.
In this paper we expose an example of designing a motivating activity in the entrepreneurship applied to financial subjects in a degree of Business Administration and Management or Master in Finance. In particular in those subjects related to selection of stock markets portfolios using Markowitz theory, traking error, etc…
For this activity design, specific knowledge objectives are established and are related to the subject that students should be acquire. In addition, they acquired other skills about the entrepreneurship while the activities are developed. The common techniques used for the development of this activity are the role play, Canvas model and the six hats for thinking by Edward de Bono.
This activity and its structure can be generalized to other subjects in degree in Business Administration and Management or a Masters in finance. Only it´s need adapt this guide to the specific knowledge of different subjects.
Keywords: Motivation, finance subjects.