1 Universidad Miguel Hernandez (SPAIN)
2 Universidad de Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Pages: 2260-2262
ISBN: 978-84-616-0763-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
The attendance at the University classes is a key element for success in studies and it does not receive the attention it deserves. Students who attend regularly the class can follow the evolution of the subjects, they have many concepts clear before starting to study and have a global vision of the subject. Furthermore, the fact of going to class every day makes the students be immersed in the university environment and acquire other skills and abilities such as teamwork and social relations, besides being in direct contact with institutional information such as extracurricular training courses, fellowships, lectures and seminars.

Pharmaceutical Technology is a subject of 5 year of the degree of Pharmacy. Our docent team believes that class attendance is essential in a subject of these characteristics despite the course is designed to be followed for students who cannot attend class. Attendance is only required in practical sessions. Students who attend classes regularly tend to have advantage in the evaluation because they have received a clear exposition of the subject and have had the opportunity to ask questions about not clear issues. But also, they are more aware of the items that the professor considers important and know their way of asking.

In this work, our team have tried to assess the importance of attendance correlating it with the final marks obtained by the students of both groups. In addition, it will be carried out a further study of the distribution of marks in both groups: high distinction, excellent, very good, good, sufficient, insufficient and not presented
Attendance evaluation.