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INFORMAL LEARNING TECHNIQUES TO ENHANCE THE SPECIFIC COMPETENCY ACQUISITION DURING THE FIRST COURSES OF TECHNICAL DEGREES
Year:2018
Research Areas
  • Humanities
Information
Abstract
With the introduction of the European Higher Education Space (EHES) and the finalization of the Bologna process, the students? profile in the first courses of technical degrees has changed radically. In this new context, traditional formal learning methodologies based on mathematical theories and abstract reasoning tend to fail as the most appropriate teaching technique to work on technical competencies such as programming. Nevertheless, the native digital abilities of current inhabitants of developed countries make informal techniques a good option to complement this traditional learning. During the second term of the year 2016/17, in the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, a pilot experience has been conducted. Contents consisting of microcontroller programming were restructured to include auto-guided practices developed into a learning environment where a microcontroller (Arduino) simulator was hosted. Results showed students in the pilot group felt more motivated and the average competency acquisition improved in respect to traditional groups.
International
Si
Congress
12th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference
960
Place
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-697-9480-7
Start Date
05/03/2018
End Date
07/03/2018
From page
1
To page
8
Proceedings of 12th annual International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Participants
  • Autor: Borja Bordel Sanchez (UPM)
  • Autor: Ramon Pablo Alcarria Garrido (UPM)
  • Autor: Tomas Enrique Robles Valladares (UPM)
  • Autor: Alvaro Sanchez Picot (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Grupo de Ingeniería de Redes y Servicios Avanzados de Telecomunicación
  • Departamento: Ingeniería de Sistemas Telemáticos
  • Departamento: Ingeniería Topográfica y Cartografía
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