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Pages: 601-607
Publication year: 2012
ISBN: 978-84-695-3491-5
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 2-4 July, 2012
Location: Barcelona, Spain

ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF RETAKING STUDENTS OF THE NEW DEGREES

The new undergraduate Degree of Natural Environmental Engineering at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM) began in the last academic year. Therefore, the second year has now started. Students who have failed to pass some subjects in the course have to repeat them in the following year. This fact creates several problems in the normal development of the lessons, as new students and secondly registered ones are together in the same classroom. Sometimes, specific courses devoted to repeaters are organized, but this is not always possible in the Spanish University. The percentage of students who passed each subject is variable, the mean value being 57%.
It is interesting to know whether the efficiency of retaking students increases or decreases at the second time they take the subjects, and to study possible correlations between the academic results of these students and other variables, such as pre-university qualifications or absenteeism.
We present herein the study carried out by a group of lecturers of the UPM belonging to the same Educational Innovation Group. Within this work, we have tried to understand the behaviour of retaking students and their academic efficiency as they are secondly registered, in order to improve applied academic methodologies.
Although information on only two years is available, our aim is to establish a preliminary hypothesis, select variables, and even model students behaviour related to subject retaking, which will allow us to infer their efficiency. Both, the hypothesis and the model will be confirmed and validated in future years.
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author = {Molleda, C. and Vivar, A. and Sadornil, E. and Manrique, E. and San Jos{\'{e}}, A. and Mart{\'{i}}n, G. and P{\'{e}}rez, C. and L{\'{o}}pez, C. and Montoro, T. and Saa, J.E. and Martinez, A. and Soldevilla, C. and Castellanos, A. and G{\'{e}}nova, M. and Gast{\'{o}}n, A.},
title = {ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF RETAKING STUDENTS OF THE NEW DEGREES},
series = {4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN12 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-695-3491-5},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {2-4 July, 2012},
year = {2012},
pages = {601-607}}
TY - CONF
AU - C. Molleda AU - A. Vivar AU - E. Sadornil AU - E. Manrique AU - A. San José AU - G. Martín AU - C. Pérez AU - C. López AU - T. Montoro AU - J.E. Saa AU - A. Martinez AU - C. Soldevilla AU - A. Castellanos AU - M. Génova AU - A. Gastón
TI - ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF RETAKING STUDENTS OF THE NEW DEGREES
SN - 978-84-695-3491-5/2340-1117
PY - 2012
Y1 - 2-4 July, 2012
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN12 Proceedings
SP - 601
EP - 607
ER -
C. Molleda, A. Vivar, E. Sadornil, E. Manrique, A. San José, G. Martín, C. Pérez, C. López, T. Montoro, J.E. Saa, A. Martinez, C. Soldevilla, A. Castellanos, M. Génova, A. Gastón (2012) ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE OF RETAKING STUDENTS OF THE NEW DEGREES, EDULEARN12 Proceedings, pp. 601-607.
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