INITIAL EVALUATION OF THE RESULTS OF A DOUBLE DEGREE PROGRAM
1 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
2 Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Nanophotonics Technology Center (SPAIN)
3 Universitat de València (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:The implementation of the degrees in the Universitat de València took place during the academic year 2010-2011. Because these degrees have a duration of four years, students from the first class will earn a graduate degree in their respective degrees in the current academic year. In the case of Double Degree Programs (DDP) they have a duration of five years, and so this will not happen until the end of the next academic year. This is also the situation corresponding to the Double Degree “ADE-Derecho”, arisen as a consequence of the Real Decreto 1393/2007 (October 29th), in accordance with the will of the two involved Centers, and encouraged by the positive reception it was expected to have given the good results obtained by its predecessor: the Educational Innovation Project (EIP) “ADE-Derecho”.
Thus, this work presents an analysis of the first results of the mentioned DDP for a quantitative subject, and a comparison between these results and the ones obtained in the same subject for the aforementioned EIP. Because in both the DDP and the EIP cases the number of credits corresponding to the subject of interest is the same (a total of six ECTS credits to be more precise), and due to the fact that the teaching methodology has been pretty similar, this study seems to be quite appropriate, as academically speaking students from both DDP and EIP find themselves in some quite similar conditions.
Keywords: ECTS, EIP, DDP, continuous evaluation, Dual Degree Program, Double Degree Program, Innovation Project, Academic Performance.