START-UP OF A CATALOG OF EXPERIMENTAL DEMONSTRATIONS: ACTIVE METHODOLOGIES IN BASIC SUBJECTS
Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
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Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:We present the steps carried out within an Innovation and Educational Improvement Project (PIME) of the Vice-Rectorate for Studies, Quality and Accreditation of the Universitat Politècnica de València entitled "Active methodologies in basic subjects. A catalogue of experimental Physics demonstrations designed as teaching resources for the degree motivation" that started in 2016 and will continue until 2019. This project aims at designing a catalogue of simple experimental Physics demonstrations made with readily available low cost materials. These resources are intended to be used in theory and problems’ classes to demonstrate physical phenomena and their relationship to the theoretical models, thus favouring the understanding of phenomena and involving the students in the design of some of these experimental demonstrations through the implementation of small projects. This project promotes the student centred learning, the project-based learning and the use of an extended range of teaching methodologies.
Keywords: Active Methodologies, Motivation, Basic Subjects, Competences, Experimental Demonstrations, Project-Based Learning.