Giménez Chornet, Vicent; Colomer Viadel, Antonio
II Congreso se convoca precisamente en su primera circular el 23 de abril de 2016 (segunda circular,enero de 2017),cuando se cumplen los 400 años del fallecimiento de ese español universal que es Miguel de Cervantes y en su homenaje lo dedicamos a los valores de su obra, también universal,El Quijote de la Mancha. Para mantener la periodicidad bianual el Congreso se celebrará en 2017 (29 de junio-2 de julio),pero también hay que reconocer que la figura y obra de Cervantes es intemporal y en cualquier momento es una guía de conducta e indagación sobre la condición humana
[EN] The paper aims at defining in particular the concept of academic freedom within the context of the European
Even though the idea of a special corporative status for professors was born during the Middle Ages, it was only during
the second half of the twentieth century that the Constitutions recognised academic freedom as an individual’s legal
right.. Such an individual right is regulated within the category of the freedom of expression, even if it is characterised
by particular aspects.
Like any individual right that is recognised at the constitutional level, the freedoms of teaching and research are subject
to limitations that protect other fundamental...
Zehetmeier, Daniela; Böttcher, Axel; Brüggemann-Klein, Anne; Thurner, Veronika
[EN] Every semester, we observe more or less the same principal difficulties among our students who are striving
to learn the intricacies of software development. Basically, they run into the same kind of errors throughout their learning
process as previous student generations. Based on this fact, we suspect that there is a set of underlying problems which
are causing these errors. Our goal is to identify and tackle these basic problems, in order to deal with errors effectively
in our teaching and coaching activities, rather than merely treating observable symptoms. To achieve this, we develop
a comprehensive and topic-independent error classification scheme and employ this...
Alemany-Costa, Josepa; Perramon Tornil, Xavier
[EN] A survey has been conducted during the 2013-2014 academic year among the first graduating
class after the EHEA in the Faculty of Economics and Business Sciences at Universitat Pompeu Fabra
(UPF), with the aim of comprehending the students’ perception of the learning process developed
through the out-of-classroom activities of professional internships. In this work such activities are
considered an integral part of the knowledge acquisition process, on the basis of the constructivism
paradigm of learning-by-doing. The results of the survey show that, in general, student’s perceptions are
positive about the overall process, although the weakest point is in the perceived connexion between the
theory explained in...
Caldwell, Sabrina; Gedeon, Tom
[EN] We describe our use of formative assessment tasks measuring superficial learning as explicit training forpeer
assessment of a major summative assessment task (report writing), which requires deep learning. COMP1710 at the
Australian National University is a first year Web Development and Design course done by over 100 students each
year, by many Computing students in their first semester of their first year or at any time prior to graduation; the course
also attracts some 25% of its cohort from other academic areas of the University. We found that formative assessment
trained peer markers performing a surface learning task can produce peer marks consistent with...
Sánchez González, José; Aguilar Duque, Julian; Salinas Coronado, Jesús; Amaya Parra, Guillermo; Juárez Luna, Víctor; Michel Macarty, José; Nieto Hipólito, Juan
[EN] This work presents the curricular professional internship Protocol, within the framework of linking projects
with value in credits (PVVC), in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Design (FIAD) of the Autonomous
University of Baja California (UABC). (Initials come from the names in Spanish). This Protocol defines the
mechanism to start, to register and to follow-up to fruition the curricular professional internship (PP´s). The benefits of
this Protocol include but are not limited to standardization of documents and deadlines of the procedures. It regulates
the actions of supervision of the activities of the students at the receivers’ premises. It is obligatory to write a report...
Bellés-Fortuño, Begoña; Ollero Ramírez, Noemi
[EN] Motivation in the EFL classroom has aroused the interest of researchers in the last 20 years or so with the
solely purpose of fostering students’ interest and eagerness to learn a foreign a language (Gardner 2001; 2007,
Dörnyei 2001, Dörnyei & Schmidt 2001, Carrió-Pastor & Mestre 2014 among others). This study analyses two
groups of students. On the one hand, an intermediate language level Trade Course with ages ranging from 18-23
years old in a vocational training high school and a first year university degree classroom (18-21 years old), both
groups in an ESP setting. We tried to observe and analyse the degree of...
Goulão, Maria de Fátima; Cerezo Menendez, Rebeca
[EN] This paper examines the reflexions made by a set of online students regarding the results obtained in an
assessment task and its consequences for the future. The sample included 43 students in continuous assessment, from
both sexes. After knowing the results they were asked to indicate the implications of this exercise to their future
studies. The content analysis revealed the existence of two categories - Causality (intrinsic / extrinsic) and Influence
(Generics/ Specifics/No consequences) - regardless of the approach to real evaluation. The reflection that students can
make about their learning process and the difficulties in developing their tasks is of great relevance to...
Simpson, Zachary; Bester, Jannes
[EN] Engineering courses across the globe include practical components generally undertaken in small groups.
This study aims to determine whether the quantity and quality of students’ participation in these group-based
practicums could be correlated with their academic performance. A first year course in Concrete Technology was
selected, and groups of students were filmed as they undertook a practicum that required them to mix, test, cast and
crush concrete cubes as per the guidelines of two established procedures. Approximately four hours of film was then
time-coded according to student activity. The resulting transcripts were analysed quantitatively in terms of total time
spent on specific activities, and qualitatively...
von Eije, Henk; Jaklofsky, Tanja
[EN] We present a method to empirically analyse the relation between faculty wide intended
learning and concomitant achieved learning outcomes. The method is applied to the Master of Science
in Business Administration (MSc BA) program of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) of the
University of Groningen. Intended learning is measured from the students’ exposure to seven research
aspects taught according to course specific learning goals. The achieved learning outcomes are derived
from the grades that the FEB professors gave on these research aspects when grading the students’ final
Master theses. We find that the intended learning of the research aspects in the MSc BA...
[EN] This paper discusses some aspects of the training of engineers, showing two different
approaches, the skills approach and socio-critical approach and how they are possible to be integrated in
such a way to bring their potential to the formation of this professional, considering the challenges the
[EN] Engaging the scientific sector into the development of economy, especially the regional one,
influences the image of a modern higher education facility (creative and open towards the surrounding
environment), whose traditional functions have been expanded by striving towards innovativeness and
entrepreneurship. This paper attempts to contribute to the discussion of practitioners (which is held also
in Poland) about the current condition and perspectives for the evolution of entrepreneurship at higher
education facilities. The purpose of this elaboration is to present a particular model of cooperation with
employers – a solution that has been introduced and is continuously being developed (assessed,
analyzed) by the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński...
[EN] While mobile devices have been touted by technology optimists as silver bullets for tackling the challenges
of asymmetrical access to learning resources and ‘fixing’ inflexible traditional educator-dominated pedagogies, the
irony is that educators’ expectations for emerging technologies to mediate untransformed pedagogical practices have
impeded the optimal utilisation of mobile applications like mobile instant messaging. Since profound shifts in
pedagogical designs are necessary for the adoption of mobile instant messaging to ensure distributed collaborative
learning by students, this study adopted a mobile flipped classroom to re-engineer pedagogical delivery. The mobile
flipped classroom comprised the use of a mobile application (i.e. WhatsApp) by geographically dispersed students to
GONZALEZ-ROMA, VICENTE; HERNANDEZ, ANA; GAMBOA, JUAN
[EN] The aim of this study is to test the role of the level of generic competences developed during University
studies and the professional and practice orientation of instruction (PPOI) in the prediction of graduates’ initial vertical
fit and change in vertical fit over an 8-year period. The study sample comprised 334 graduates who finished their
degrees two years before they were interviewed for the first time (Time 1). Four and eight years later they were
interviewed again (Times 2 and 3, respectively). All of them were employed at Times 1, 2 and 3. Hypotheses were
tested by means of Latent Growth Curve Analysis. The...
Álvarez Comino, María José; González Cuevas, Gustavo; Navarro Galve, Beatriz; Velarde Fernández, Elena
[EN] This work describes a novel learning experience designed by professors from four distinct
first-year Psychology courses at the European University of Madrid. In general, first-year Psychology
students are lacking a sense of interfield integration and unity of neuroscience. Therefore, our ultimate
goal was to help students perceive continuity between neuroscience-related courses, promote
interprofessionalism, and avoid compartmentalization. The specific aims were to generate transversal
knowledge and integrate contents by coordinating and developing interdisciplinary learning activities.
These courses share the common thread of teaching the psychological processes: sensation, perception,
attention, learning and memory, as well as their biological and neurophysiological bases. This practice
was designed to utilize high-impact educational...
Borchert, Otto; Hokanson, Guy; Peruri, Alekya; Slator, Brian
[EN] : A multi-user classification system is used in a classroom setting. Groups of students take samples, then
collaborate on conducting experiments and building classification trees. Students are motivated by a point scoring
system as they build the trees: formative gamification. Once the trees are completed they are exchanged between
groups. The trees are constructed with structural commonality enabling them to act as content for template-based
identification games: summative gamification.
[EN] The common challenge of Information Technology (IT) educators all over the world is to design a
curriculum that is relevant to the evolving needs of the industry and society in general. One method many universities
have started to use is to embed industry certifications to their curriculums. In this paper IT students´ beliefs on these
certifications are analysed. The aim of the study is based on the following research question: How taking part on the
certification training and exams changes students´ beliefs on industry certificates, do students value the industry
certification similarly today than earlier and do students see that the industry certificates are...
Boronat-Navarro, Montserrat; Forés, Beatriz; Puig-Denia, Alba
[EN] Assessment feedback improves the process of learning by giving students the possibility to analyze their
own learning process and the points in which they fail in the activities. Nevertheless, their application in the higher
educational environment could have some difficulties due to the number of students in each group. The aim of this
project is to analyze the assessment feedback concept and its importance in teaching strategic management subjects.
The study presents descriptive results of the perceptions of the students in a group in which feedback is included as a
usual activity in the development of the subject. Students positively evaluate the feedback provided...
Pettersson, Lin; Muñoz Luna, Rosa
[EN] : As early career students face new challenges at university, the relationship between second
language skills and academic success depends upon self-perception to a greater extent than previously
assumed. Up to the moment, most levelling courses have focused on developing students’ skills in
specific subjects in order to bridge the gap between the knowledge that the high school alumni have
and university teachers expect them to possess. Yet, early academic failure remains elevated. For this
reason, we have decided to focus our English Degree levelling course on academic strategies,
expectations and procedures with the aim to disclose the role of students’ self-perception on second
Díaz Arias, Rafael; Sotelo González, Joaquín
[EN] : The Observatorio de la Calidad de la Información en Televisión (Observatory for the Quality of Information
on Television) of the School of Media & Communications Science of the Complutense University of Madrid is a project
for the innovation and enhancement of teaching quality. The project seeks to use the course titled Information on
Television to forge links between research and training, between theory and practice. Using a special-purpose online
platform for collaborative and interactive work, students engage in the analysis of the contents of news programs in the
five nationwide TV networks active in Spain. Throughout the project, students acquire, in addition to...