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Active learning and generic competences in an operating systems course
Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique and García Martín, Javier and Muñoz Fernández, Isabel and Sierra Alonso, Almudena
Active learning and generic competences in an operating systems course.
"International Journal of Engineering Education", v. 26
||Active learning and generic competences in an operating systems course
Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique
García Martín, Javier
Muñoz Fernández, Isabel
Sierra Alonso, Almudena
|Título de Revista/Publicación:
||International Journal of Engineering Education
||Active learning; cooperative learning; problem based learning; generic competence.
||E.U. de Informática (UPM)
|Creative Commons Licenses:
||Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial
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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