IMPROVED COORDINATION OF PRACTICES AMONG UNIVERSITY SUBJECTS

R. Rodriguez, T. Adame, B. De la Iglesia, E. Rigo, M.R. Rosselló

Universitat de les Illes Balears (SPAIN)
During the 2014-2016 academic courses a group of professors from the University of the Balearic Islands has carried out a project whose main objective was to palliate some problems the realization of the practices of the university subjects and ultimately of tutoring and evaluation of the final degree work (TFG). The frequent criticism of university students regarding the gap between theory we give classrooms of initial training and the reality of schools, as well as the serious problem of academic plagiarism (Morey Sureda, Oliver and Comas, 2013) were some of the elements taken into account when designing a new way of working that facilitate students to carry out successful socio-educational activities. With this background frame we worked with the students in each subject aspects that were part of their core competencies and they would be useful throughout the whole process of learning, such as learning to make quality literature searches; write reports; make oral presentations; extracting logic of a research findings; transfer to the theoretical classroom learning, etc.
In this paper the major findings collected over these two years are presented.