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Pages: 2416-2420
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.1510

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

CRITICAL THINKING OUTCOME ASSESSMENT IN A FIRST YEAR DEGREE COURSE

“Critical thinking” is one of the outcomes that must be included in the programs of university degrees according to governmental regulations and accreditation agencies. This outcome is included in the Biotechnology program in Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain). The subject “General Genetics” is taught in the first year of this degree. The outcome “critical thinking” must be trained and assessed in this subject. The subject is organized in three blocks. The activity designed to train and assess this outcome has been tested with a group of 115 students. Instructors selected nine papers, mainly news or divulgation articles, three related to each of the blocks of the subject. Each student had to make a critical comment of three of the papers, one for each of the blocks, previously assigned by the instructor. The critical comment was directed, meaning that a short guide was available for the students with the questions to be answered in the comment. A rubric was designed to assess the outcome and was explained to the students. The results obtained are discussed with the objective of improving the activity for future years.
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author = {P{\'{e}}rez-de-Castro, A.M. and Cebolla-Cornejo, J. and D{\'{i}}ez, M.J. and Esteras, C. and Ferriol, M. and Merle Farin{\'{o}}s, H. and Lis{\'{o}}n, P. and L{\'{o}}pez-Gresa, M.P. and Peir{\'{o}}, R. and Pic{\'{o}}, B. and Leiva-Brondo, M.},
title = {CRITICAL THINKING OUTCOME ASSESSMENT IN A FIRST YEAR DEGREE COURSE},
series = {10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-5617-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2016.1510},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2016.1510},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {7-9 March, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {2416-2420}}
TY - CONF
AU - A.M. Pérez-de-Castro AU - J. Cebolla-Cornejo AU - M.J. Díez AU - C. Esteras AU - M. Ferriol AU - H. Merle Farinós AU - P. Lisón AU - M.P. López-Gresa AU - R. Peiró AU - B. Picó AU - M. Leiva-Brondo
TI - CRITICAL THINKING OUTCOME ASSESSMENT IN A FIRST YEAR DEGREE COURSE
SN - 978-84-608-5617-7/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2016.1510
PY - 2016
Y1 - 7-9 March, 2016
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2016 Proceedings
SP - 2416
EP - 2420
ER -
A.M. Pérez-de-Castro, J. Cebolla-Cornejo, M.J. Díez, C. Esteras, M. Ferriol, H. Merle Farinós, P. Lisón, M.P. López-Gresa, R. Peiró, B. Picó, M. Leiva-Brondo (2016) CRITICAL THINKING OUTCOME ASSESSMENT IN A FIRST YEAR DEGREE COURSE, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 2416-2420.
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