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Huguet, Carme; Pearse, Jillian; Noè, Leslie F.; Valencia, Diego M.; Ruiz, Nataly Castillo; Heredia, Alexa Jimenez; Avedaño, Mónica Andrea Patiño – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
A collaboration between geoscience professors and pedagogic and technical support experts at Universidad de los Andes led to a teaching innovation, as part of a project entitled GEOC-SENSE. GEOC-SENSE was based on the use of active pedagogy techniques aided by information and communication technologies (ICT) to improve motivation and acquisition…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Motivation, Cooperation, Technical Support
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Navarro Morales, Maria Elisa; Londoño, Roberto – British Journal of Educational Technology, 2019
Design studio teaching has historically been based on the direct transmission of knowledge from teacher to apprentice, as well as on the skills students acquire from repeated practice of the trade. While this tradition has been the basis for the architecture's educational models for more than three centuries, the role of the student remains…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Freshmen, Blended Learning, Design
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Bonet, Nicolás; Garcés, Kelly; Casallas, Rubby; Correal, María Elsa; Wei, Ran – Computer Science Education, 2018
Bad smells affect maintainability and performance of model-to-model transformations. There are studies that define a set of transformation bad smells, and some of them propose techniques to recognize and--according to their complexity--fix them in a (semi)automated way. In academia it is necessary to make students aware of this subject and provide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Programs, Programming
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Hernandez, Carola; Ravn, Ole; Forero-Shelton, Manu – Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 2014
This article identifies and analyses some of the challenges that arose in a development process of changing from a content-based teaching environment to a student-centred environment in an undergraduate physics course for medicine and biology students at Universidad de los Andes. Through the use of the Critical Research model proposed by Skovsmose…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Undergraduate Study, Physics, Foreign Countries
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Macia, Laura – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2012
This paper examines the decisions and motivations of graduate students in cultural anthropology when defining the field sites and topics of their final projects. The decisions among students at the Universidad de los Andes in Colombia are contrasted with those at the University of Pittsburgh in the United States. A review of recent final projects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Anthropology, Field Studies
Guzman Cruzat, Jose Antonio – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This study aims to explain the strategies that have been carried out by three Chilean universities in order to advance the quality of their teaching. The studied institutions are the Universidad de los Andes, the Universidad de Talca and the Universidad Catolica de Chile. In each of these three cases the analysis included, both the policies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Universities, Educational Strategies
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Acevedo, Jorge; Barros, Ricardo; Ramirez, Catalina; Realpe, Natalia – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2009
To achieve effective intervention of engineers in the public sector, engineers should develop skills to comprehend their ethical and professional responsibility, and they should gain the necessary education to understand the possible impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context. An active learning process has been conceived,…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Engineering, Public Sector, Social Environment
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Pinilla, Bernarda; Munoz, Samaria – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education and Educational Planning, 2005
The transformation of universities from elite to mass models in developing countries has given the opportunity to new social groups to participate in higher education. As a part of this process, diverse groups of students have benefited in different ways from the equal educational opportunities offered to them. In this paper, we approach the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Academic Achievement, Case Studies, College Students
Belandria, Liza C. – 1981
Results of a study attempting to verify the extent to which social background variables affect science achievement at multiple levels of analysis are reported. Patterns of home- and SES-influenced variables potentially explaining differences in individual achievement were examined in Hungary, New Zealand, and Australia to duplicate a previous…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Background, Cultural Influences