Teamwork competence and academic motivation in computer science engineering studies.

Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique and García Martín, Javier and Sierra Alonso, Almudena (2014). Teamwork competence and academic motivation in computer science engineering studies.. In: "Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2014 IEEE", 03/04/2014 - 05/04/2014, Istanbul, Turkey. ISBN 978-1-4799-3190-3. pp. 778-783. https://doi.org/10.13140/2.1.2293.4728.

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Title: Teamwork competence and academic motivation in computer science engineering studies.
Author/s:
  • Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique
  • García Martín, Javier
  • Sierra Alonso, Almudena
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2014 IEEE
Event Dates: 03/04/2014 - 05/04/2014
Event Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Title of Book: Proceedings of Global Engineering Education Conference (EDUCON), 2014 IEEE
Date: 2014
ISBN: 978-1-4799-3190-3
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Teamwork; academic motivation; generic competences; assessement of competences
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Sistemas Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Informática Aplicada [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The present work is focused on studying two issues: the “teamwork” generic competence and the “academic motivation”. Currently the professional profile of engineers has a strong component of teamwork. On the other hand, motivational profile of students determines their tendencies when they come to work in team, as well as their performance at work. In this context we suggest four hypotheses: (H1) students improve their teamwork capacity by specific training and carrying out a set of activities integrated into an active learning process; (H2) students with higher mastery motivation have better attitude towards team working; (H3) students with higher mastery motivation obtain better results in academic performance; and (H4) students show different motivation profiles in different circumstances: type of courses, teaching methodologies, different times of the learning process. This study was carried out with computer science engineering students from two Spanish universities. The first results point to an improvement in teamwork competence of students if they have previously received specific training in facets of that competence. Other results indicate that there is a correlation between the motivational profiles of students and their perception about teamwork competence. Finally, and contrary to the initial hypothesis, these profiles appear to not influence significantly the academic performance of students.

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Item ID: 33077
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33077/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33077
DOI: 10.13140/2.1.2293.4728
Official URL: http://www.educon-conference.org/educon2014/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 05 Feb 2015 16:50
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 16:50
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