[Transversal skills and teaching innovation in the university degree in economics]

Godoy Caballero, Ana Luisa and Murillo Zamorano, Luis R. (2013) [Transversal skills and teaching innovation in the university degree in economics]. In: 6th Conference on Research networks in educational innovation, 28-30 May 2013, Madrid.

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Abstract

The aim of the teaching experience presented in this research is to help the student to develop a series of transversal skills such as the analysis and summary abilities, working in groups, the written and oral communication or the ability to organize and plan the work. This teaching experience has been developed within the Economics Degree in the University of Extremadura. The methodology includes two teaching innovations. First of all, we use some Cooperative Learning techniques which allow the students both, to work individually and to assume some responsibilities as a member of a group. Among the different techniques that the Cooperative Learning includes, we use the jigsaw technique developed by Aronson. The main characteristic of the jigsaw technique is that the individual tasks of every student will have an effect in the final result of the entire group. The second teaching innovation consists of the evaluation of activities and competences using Rubrics. The use of rubrics introduces advantages for the teacher, as it facilitates the evaluation of competencies as well as for the student, as they clearly perceive the different dimensions that are being evaluated in each activity, increasing, with that, their academic performance.

Keywords:transversal skills, cooperative learning, rubrics, workgroup
Subjects:X Education > X220 Study skills
X Education > X342 Academic studies in Higher Education
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:12950
Deposited On:16 Jan 2014 10:55

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