Active learning and generic competences in an operating systems course

Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique; García Martín, Javier; Muñoz Fernández, Isabel y Sierra Alonso, Almudena (2010). Active learning and generic competences in an operating systems course. "International Journal of Engineering Education", v. 26 (n. 6); pp. 1484-1492. ISSN 0949-149X.

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Título: Active learning and generic competences in an operating systems course
Autor/es:
  • Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique
  • García Martín, Javier
  • Muñoz Fernández, Isabel
  • Sierra Alonso, Almudena
Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Journal of Engineering Education
Fecha: Diciembre 2010
Volumen: 26
Materias:
Palabras Clave Informales: Active learning; cooperative learning; problem based learning; generic competence.
Escuela: E.U. de Informática (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Departamento: Sistemas Informáticos
Licencias Creative Commons: Reconocimiento - Sin obra derivada - No comercial

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Resumen

The Bologna Declaration and the implementation of the European Higher Education Area are promoting the use of active learning methodologies. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effects obtained after applying active learning methodologies to the achievement of generic competences as well as to the academic performance. This study has been carried out at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where these methodologies have been applied to the Operating Systems I subject of the degree in Technical Engineering in Computer Systems. The fundamental hypothesis tested was whether the implementation of active learning methodologies (cooperative learning and problem based learning) favours the achievement of certain generic competences (‘teamwork’ and ‘planning and time management’) and also whether this fact improved the academic performance of our students. The original approach of this work consists in using psychometric tests to measure the degree of acquired student’s generic competences instead of using opinion surveys, as usual. Results indicated that active learning methodologies improve the academic performance when compared to the traditional lecture/discussion method, according to the success rate obtained. These methods seem to have as well an effect on the teamwork competence (the perception of the behaviour of the other members in the group) but not on the perception of each students’ behaviour. Active learning does not produce any significant change in the generic competence ‘planning and time management'.

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