DIAGNOSTIC TECHNIQUES, EDUCATIONAL COACHING, AND GROUP DYNAMICS FOR IMPROVING TEACHING ON COLLEGE STUDENTS

F. Rodríguez Legendre, T. Queizán, X. Sotelo

Universidad Francisco de Vitoria (SPAIN)
The objective of this research is to increase the interaction between college students to optimize their integration, performance and motivation. The methodology is based in the application of techniques of cognitive coaching education (USA), dialogic educational coaching (Spain) plus group dynamics adapted to the learning process.The phases of the research are:
a-Tools Diagnosis: Application of sociometric, anagrams, interviewing techniques, and recordings to students (to build a profile on the interactive structure of the group), and evaluative reports by teachers.
b-Application techniques and group coaching techniques for both students and teachers: There are three modes:
b.1) "Dialogical educational coaching techniques" (for students), which are based on the systems approach (the classroom is conceived as a system and as a meeting point). Techniques such as "Dynamic Labels", "Dynamic Identification of personality through color," and the "Construction Circle Identification System Opinions on a guy" are included.
b.2) "Techniques of Cognitive coaching education" (between coach and teacher) based on "planned Conversation", "Comment" and "Reflective Conversation" (proposed by the researcher Donna Dildy).
b.3 Technical Integration Group ("Blind Football") and for the learning process ("Role Play").

c- Information Collection, balance and Conclusions: In the conclusions, it will be set if the techniques mentioned in the “b” phase allow integration of students, through a questionnaire, whose results will be analyzed and thus, to measure the effectiveness of the techniques described above.