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PROYECTO AULA, TASK BASED LEARNING FOR OUR STUDENTS

A.G. Torres, I.A. Guevara Bazan

Universidad Veracruzana (MEXICO)
The role of the universities in Mexico, as well as in the international context, is being revised constantly due to the continuous changes in society. For this reason the University of Veracruz (Universidad Veracruzana) has started different processes of transformation. The latest one, called “Proyecto Aula” (Classroom project) mainly aims at achieving that all their professors incorporate the educative ideals centered in the student, the problem solving and the application of tasks which promote the complex learning, research, and the use of the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies). The Language centers in this institution have been working in the design and application of tasks based on complex learning. This paper presents the design and application of three complex tasks to students learning the subject English 1 as a second language. Findings suggest a high performance in the students’ oral production and final grades.