EXPLOIT OF CLASSES BY STUDENT AND THEIR ASSESSMENT ABOUT LEARNING
Miguel Hernandez University (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
Bologna´s declaration in 1999 started a new process of changes and amortization of Europe University System to adapt them to the European Area for Higher Education
It involves a huge structural and methodological change in our syllabuses which main aim is to increase the responsibility of the student in his own learning.
One of those changes includes the organization of small groups, tutorials, to discuss particular thematic of the matters in order to facilitate the understanding, the knowledge of the practical implications of the subject and the acquisition of different skills, that can not be achieved in bigger groups. A fantastic tool to increase the responsibility of the student in his own learning is the auto evaluation.
Purpose: evaluation of exploit of classes by student using auto evaluation technique.
A small group of students of pharmacy (3º or 4º level) was selected to this study and the subject was based on pharmaceutical technology. A easy practice class was organized, pupils had to see a video (40-50 min) about work of pharmaceutical companies in the development of new drugs. Pupils answered some question about a topic before the class and the same questionnaire was complete after the class.
A easy assessment about the exploit of class was reach by students and by us.
A comparison of answers per pupil and question was study. The explanation of knowledge achieved in all the dimensions: quantity and quality.
Pupils have a high exploit of classes especially practice classes.
Keywords: European Area for Higher Education, learning.