INNOVATION TEACHING FOR INTEGRATING INTERDISCIPLINARY KNOWLEDGE IN THE UNIVERSITY OF EXTREMADURA
The objective of this work is the implementation of innovative methods in the classroom, as well as measuring their effectiveness. The project was funded by the University of Extremadura and conducted by a team of teachers of business administration and management, with extensive experience in the application of methodologies, such, for instance, competency assessment through rubrics. In this occasion, the team incorporates collaborative learning methodologies, as is the "jigsaw" technic, and with a specific purpose: the integration of multidisciplinary knowledge through performing exercises involving different subjects, teached in the course, as they are: mathematics, statistic, macroeconomy and sociology.
The experience is carried out, mainly, in order to get a comprehensive education of students, and, at the same time, fostering the ability to put in connection different subjects, seeking a better understanding of abstract knowledge when applied to the analysis of concrete situations in socioeconomic reality, such as the labor market, which has been the main topic of the activity proposed in this experience of innovation teaching.
The measurement is performed in two dimensions, firstly the acquisition of knowledge, is evaluated through rubrics, and secondly the assessment made by students of this experience innovation through a questionnaire. In both cases very satisfactory results are obtained.