FINAL DEGREE PROJECTS: INTERVENTIONS FOR THE IMPROVEMENT IN TUTORING, EVALUATION, PERFORMATION AND EXPOSITION
Salus infirmorum. University of Cadiz (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain
Abstract:The final degree project (FDP) is a compulsory subject, taught for the first time in many spanish and other universities in recent years. During the development of these has appeared problematic own ignorance on the part of the students on how to perform their jobs. With this project we propose a new approach to mentoring and evaluation of FDP by teachers, and the development and monitoring of the same by the students. Therefore, we propose the creation of a working guide for students and teachers and the teaching of tutored workshops for the choice and development of preliminary issues. Workshops include: literature search workshop and library manager, workshop oral presentation and public speaking. In addition, 3 workshops of different modes of FDP that exist in our nursing degree: research project workshop, workshop literature review, workshop plans of care. All students attending were conducted workshops prior to the workshop survey (pretest) and posterior (postest). In the surveys we ask about previous knowledge of the subject through 10 questions with responses from 0 (no knowledge) to 4 (all knowledge). In the pre-test the response of the students ranged between 1.0 ± 0.7 and 2.5 ± 0.4, however, the post-test were between 3.1 ± 0.7 and 3.6 ± 0.5, thus claiming a significant increase in their knowledge. Moreover, students who attended the workshops were the best scores not attending (Spearman correlation coefficient r = 0.443 and p <0.001). We can conclude that the actions taken have improved the knowledge and training of students to develop their FDP. We propose this approach for students from other degree from any other degrees.
Keywords: Final degree project, nursing.