University of Castilla-La Mancha (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN09 Proceedings
Publication year: 2009
Pages: 1248-1255
ISBN: 978-84-612-9801-3
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 1st International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2009
Location: Barcelona ,Spain
In this paper we develop an analysis of the (second year) Business Administration’ students valuation about several aspects of the ECTS methodology. The valuation is developed with regard to the subject Organization and Business Management and, besides the considerations about the development of the ECTS methodology, we include the students’ opinions and suggestions about the preparation of the future syllabus.

This study has been developed with 39 students of the degree on Management and Business Administration, in the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences, that were registered in the second year’ subject Organization and Business Management. The sample size includes 37 students, which means almost the total number of students registered in the subject. All the students filled out a questionnaire in which they valued several aspects like the design and usefulness of the student’s guide, the level of satisfaction with the teaching techniques, the valuation of their improvement in several competences, the level of effort that they developed and the satisfaction with the obtained results.

The questionnaire is divided in four parts: information about the teaching plan, development of the subject, results about the teaching process and suggestions about the futures syllabus. First, the information about the teaching plan includes information about the teacher’ information clarity, the used resources in order to consult the student guide, the information about the guide valuation; and the information about the valuation system. The second part includes the information about the development of the subject, that is, information about the satisfaction with the education plan, teaching techniques that were used in the subject and the level of satisfaction with the teaching techniques. The third part refers to the obtained results in the teaching process, and includes information about the improvement in the students’ competences, the satisfaction with the learning result and the satisfaction with the system of constant valuation. Finally, the questionnaire also included questions about the ECTS methodology and the students included their suggestions with regard to the future syllabus.
After obtaining the information we proceed to its treatment by means of the following statistical analysis. First, we calculated the mean and standard deviation of the included variables. Subsequently, we developed a correlation analysis between several variables included in the study in order to analyse the relationships among them.
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