PARTICIPATORY ACTIVITIES FOR COOPERATIVE LEARNING
Universidad Católica San Antonio (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2009 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Conference name: 2nd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2009
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Between teaching skills that are required within the European management education, sets out a necessary skill for the management of activities: the ability to reproduce learning management skills. Formulation and planning of this type of participatory activities is fully in place for the new learning system that aims to establish. These activities require an effort of the tutorial action in coordinating, monitoring and evaluation of students.
In this communication are explained two activities that develop participation strategies that promote cooperative learning. They are the panel discussion and the debate that are directed at "Youth Debate," a project organized by the Regional Government of Murcia. This action is being developed for several courses. This year students in Tourism, Business Administration and other students of UCAM (Catholic University of Saint Anthony) participate. They are guided by Prof. Concepción Parra, along with other Murcian institutions.
Youth Debate is an initiative organized by the General Directorate for Institutional Relations and External Action with the aim of bringing together young people from the region of Murcia in the annual debate on European issues. This initiative builds on the experience and previous work developed over several years and the collaboration of three universities in the region, municipalities, youth associations and the Regional Government.
The initiative consists of three phases: fist there is a debate, second, a conference and third, a visit to European institutions. The debate is conducted on topics proposed by working groups and through the website: (www.debatejoven.eu). This year the Conference is celebrated on April 29, 2009 on three topics, which are common in the conclusions of the working groups, with participation of experts in the European Union and policy makers. For example, the Conference expects the participation of MEP (Parliament European’s member), a member of the Regional Government and even the President of Murcian Regional Government, Ramón Luis Valcárcel. In the third stage, the European institutions are visited by a group of 15 young people that were lucky.
The main objective is to promote awareness and participation of youth in the region about community affairs. Until 2009 there have been three editions of the Youth Initiative Debate, in which a main shaft with the theme on European affairs, will open several sub-themes of interest. It is discussed briefly the major themes developed in each of the three editions mentioned.
The third edition of 2009 is continuing with its experience in previous years under the slogan: A Europe leading the world? This content is built around three sub-topics for discussion: (1) Europe, a global player in knowledge and innovation, (2) Europe, championed sustainable development and (3) Europe, an actor on the global scene.
The Web page DebateJoven.eu is active now and in it we can see the three editions that have been held so far. So you can access both the day and the conclusions of young people from Murcia.
Keywords: participation, cooperative learning, tutoring, european union, new technologies.