Cooperative Learning vs. Project Base Learning.

Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique and García Martín, Javier and Muñoz Fernández, Maria Isabel and López Puche, Maria Del Pilar and Sierra Alonso, Almudena (2010). Cooperative Learning vs. Project Base Learning.. In: "IEEE EDUCON 2010 Conference", 14/04/2010 - 16/04/2010, Madrid, Spain. ISBN 978-84-96737-70-9. p. 376. https://doi.org/10.1109/EDUCON.2010.5492341.

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Title: Cooperative Learning vs. Project Base Learning.
Author/s:
  • Pérez Martínez, Jorge Enrique
  • García Martín, Javier
  • Muñoz Fernández, Maria Isabel
  • López Puche, Maria Del Pilar
  • Sierra Alonso, Almudena
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: IEEE EDUCON 2010 Conference
Event Dates: 14/04/2010 - 16/04/2010
Event Location: Madrid, Spain
Title of Book: IEEE EDUCON 2010 Proceedings
Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-96737-70-9
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Collaborative work; Education; Engineering Education.
Faculty: E.U. de Informática (UPM)
Department: Informática Aplicada [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The Bologna Declaration and the implementation of the European Higher Education Area are promoting the use of active learning methodologies such as cooperative learning and project based learning. This study was motivated by the comparison of the results obtained after applying Cooperative Learning (CL) and Project Based Learning (PBL) to a subject of Computer Engineering. The fundamental hypothesis tested was whether the academic success achieved by the students of the first years was higher when CL was applied than in those cases to which PBL was applied. A practical case, by means of which the effectiveness of CL and PBL are compared, is presented in this work. This study has been carried out at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, where these mechanisms have been applied to the Operating Systems I subject from the Technical Engineering in Computer Systems degree (OSIS) and to the same subject from the Technical Engineering in Computer Management degree (OSIM). Both subjects have the same syllabus, are taught in the same year and semester and share also formative objectives. From this study we can conclude that students¿ academic performance (regarding the grades given) is greater with PBL than with CL. To be more specific, the difference is between 0.5 and 1 point for the individual tests. For the group tests, this difference is between 2.5 and 3 points. Therefore, this study refutes the fundamental hypothesis formulated at the beginning. Some of the possible interpretations of these results are referred to in this study.

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Item ID: 33086
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/33086/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:33086
DOI: 10.1109/EDUCON.2010.5492341
Official URL: http://www.educon-conference.org/educon2010/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 14 Apr 2015 11:29
Last Modified: 14 Apr 2015 11:29
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