PRACTICES EDUCATIONAL OF THE UNIVERSITY PROFESSOR AND METHODOLOGICAL INNOVATION
Unversidad Autonoma de Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN11 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 3rd International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:This paper shows the assessment made by a group of university students about techniques and methodologies that can be used by a university teacher in the teaching-learning process from an innovative approach. For this work, important elements taken were: skills organization, autonomous learning and active methodology. The project was carried out in Autonomous University of Madrid, in the course of 2010-2011 academic year first four-month. This experience has achieved development of students learning skills by means of writing scientific papers, actions planning and case research. The outcome obtained by this methodologies change in classroom has been positive in relation with academic results, motivation, interest arousing, class attendance and pupils involvement. These didactic methodological initiatives score a clear and overwhelming goal: educational system strengthening, enhance teaching quality in university, students qualification through creative, original, real, global, social and individual techniques, suited to labor demand, professionalization, qualification and teachers involvement in implementation of these new methodologies. Several outstanding assessments are emphasized by students regarding some necessary didactic processes that teachers must put into practice within their methodology: “working groups planned for motivation with continuous monitoring and teacher watchfulness, critical reflections made by students, this technique provide better outcome in know-how and let know”. Another issue considered to be positive by students of different university qualifications was the knowledge and practice of different study methods for personal and professional use. These methods improve academic results and labor market introduction.
Keywords: Methodological experiences, investigation-action, case studies.