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Pages: 4949-4955
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain

STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING SCIENCE EDUCATION ON BOTH SIDES OF PYRENEES

Introductory Physics teachers from Université de Limoges (France) and Universitat Jaume I (Castelló, Spain) have started interaction in order to exchange academic experiences and resources and also to collaborate in innovation tasks. Both teams are in charge of Physics courses in the first years of Science and Engineering degrees (Sciences de l’Ingénieur in Limoges).
Sharing impressions about Science Education in France and Spain has revealed that the main issues that Physics teachers are dealing with in the initial courses of higher education are rather similar in both countries. Moreover, consequences to the enrollment trends and to the academic performance in Sciences and Engineering degrees in these universities are also alike. To change this situation several kinds of initiatives have been undertaken in each university.
In this communication, we first present the challenges appearing in the introductory Physics courses lead by the authors. Then, we compare the different strategies developed by each team to enhance Physics teaching and learning. Schemes include personal orientation for students, continuous assessment and new methodologies. Also, some programs intend to make Science more attractive to secondary school students.
We expect that these initiatives will have a non-negligible effect on student registration and on academic performance in our Science and Engineering degrees.
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author = {Mart{\'{i}}nez-Le{\'{o}}n, L. and Darraud, C. and Cosset, F. and Bessaudou, A. and Brevier, J. and Fern{\'{a}}ndez-Alonso, M. and M{\'{i}}nguez-Vega, G. and Tajahuerce, E. and Lancis, J. and Climent, V.},
title = {STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING SCIENCE EDUCATION ON BOTH SIDES OF PYRENEES},
series = {4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2010 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-613-5538-9},
issn = {2340-1079},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {8-10 March, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {4949-4955}}
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AU - L. Martínez-León AU - C. Darraud AU - F. Cosset AU - A. Bessaudou AU - J. Brevier AU - M. Fernández-Alonso AU - G. Mínguez-Vega AU - E. Tajahuerce AU - J. Lancis AU - V. Climent
TI - STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING SCIENCE EDUCATION ON BOTH SIDES OF PYRENEES
SN - 978-84-613-5538-9/2340-1079
PY - 2010
Y1 - 8-10 March, 2010
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2010 Proceedings
SP - 4949
EP - 4955
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L. Martínez-León, C. Darraud, F. Cosset, A. Bessaudou, J. Brevier, M. Fernández-Alonso, G. Mínguez-Vega, E. Tajahuerce, J. Lancis, V. Climent (2010) STRATEGIES FOR IMPROVING SCIENCE EDUCATION ON BOTH SIDES OF PYRENEES, INTED2010 Proceedings, pp. 4949-4955.
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