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ERIC Number: ED446963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug
Pages: 7
Abstractor: N/A
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Innovations To Improve Teaching Quality at Escola Politecnica of USP: Experience at Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department.
Brandi, Sergio Duarte; Masseto, Marcos
The experience described in this work was conducted in a discipline at Escola Politecnica in University of Sao Paulo. This discipline has a multidisciplinary character and almost all subjects discussed during engineering course might be addressed. Also, aspects related to aptitude and attitudes can be easily trained and discussed in this discipline. An institutional regulation for final grade of disciplines at Metallurgical and Materials Engineering Department (PMT) takes in account three tests and a seminar or experimental work. This institutional aspect was adapted in 1997 to approximately forty different kinds of evaluation including: group dynamics, video oriented activities, music oriented activities, experimental work and so on. This was a first trial to apply continuous evaluation at this discipline. The first two classes were very important to motivate students to participate of all proposed activities. An Aesop fable and requirements to be a good performance professional were discussed during these classes. Also, discipline program was presented and discussed at the beginning of the discipline. The introduction of these activities showed very good results. All the time students were predisposed to do activities and reports, when requested. Frequency in classes were more than 90%, indicating there were encouraged by new methodology. (Author)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil