SPACE AND ITS EDUCATIONAL IMPORTANCE IN THE TEACHING-LEARNING PROCESS
Universitat Politècnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 6th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2012
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The adjustment from college to the new educational needs requires a consideration of space and equipment. With respect to the spaces it is clear that they must be adapted to new types of teaching, offering the maximum flexibility possible so they can accommodate new initiatives and activities as they arise. The implementation of the Bologna again in our country has highlighted the lack of resources found in the Spanish universities. It is obvious that by having the correct adaptation of a classroom and a proper allocation of the necessary material to the needs of teaching and learning, the students makes a considerable advantage of the teaching hours and assimilate naturally the subject taught.
On the other hand, the use of new information and communication technologies provides university officials new tools, allowing them to address the much needed continuous improvement and innovation in the teaching-learning university. This article shows a study in the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, in various groups of students with different needs and the influence of educational spaces in their teaching process. It concludes with the need to update the teaching spaces to meet the new curriculum as they were raised.
Keywords: New spaces, Educational spaces, Flexible spaces, Technology classroom, Classroom workshop, Technical classroom.