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Gras, Anna; Cañadas, Juan Carlos; Ginovart, Marta – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2013
This work addresses and aims to fulfill a very clear need in teaching biosystem engineering. When introducing students to the complexity of soil processes, one of the frustrations that teachers often experience is the impossibility to demonstrate practically, in the lab, some of the concepts and processes discussed in class. Either the experiments…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Engineering Education, Science Experiments, Soil Science
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Yin, Qingli – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2013
Taking into account the characteristics of college experimental teaching, through investigaton and analysis, evaluation indices and an Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) model of experimental teaching quality have been established following the analytical hierarchy process method, and the evaluation indices have been given reasonable weights. An…
Descriptors: Experimental Teaching, College Instruction, Educational Quality, Models
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Salas-Morera, Lorenzo; Arauzo-Azofra, Antonio; García-Hernández, Laura – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
This article deals with the integrated use of online quizzes as a teaching and assessment tool in the general program of the subject Proyectos in the third course of Ingeniero Técnico en Informática de Gestión over five consecutive years. The research undertaken aimed to test quizzes effectiveness on student performance when used, not only as an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Computer Assisted Testing, Academic Achievement
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García-Sanpedro, María José – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
The effective integration of competencies in university programmes follows a holistic and diversified assessment model and the educational potential development of students' assessment results. This work questions: how are students informed about the results of their learning? Specifically, it aims to understand students' and professors'…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Ortiz València, Héctor; García Carrillo, Águeda; González Benítez, Margarita – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
An individual's social style is determined by behavioral patterns in the interactions with their peers. Some studies suggest that social style may influence the way in which an individual's performance is evaluated. We studied the effects that speakers' and evaluators' social styles have on the marks given for end-of-term presentations in a…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Behavior Problems, Masters Programs, Graduate Students
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Kallas, Zein; Ornat, Cèsar – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
Information and Communication Technology is playing an important role in assisting teachers in their activities. They became a) more efficient, b) more precise and c) more comprehensive. The "Audio" ad is a clear illustration for this trend. Students' acceptance of the "Audio" tool has been analysed and compared with the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Case Studies, Questionnaires, Error Correction
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Antequera Caplliure, M. Ángeles; Herrero Montagud, Mercedes – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
Florida Universitaria is a higher education centre specialising in technical and business training among other specialist areas. Postgraduate programmes, graduate programmes, vocational training, secondary education, further education, occupational training and languages are taught at Florida. An educational model in accordance with the…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Integrated Activities, Competency Based Education, Program Descriptions
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Botey, Muriel; Alcaraz, Olga – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
This paper reports on a new experience carried out at school associated with the Technical University of Catalonia, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) in September 2010. The aim is to describe the organization, funding and results of a preparatory course in Physics for a bachelor's degree in Engineering. We assess the students' opinions…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Bachelors Degrees, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries
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Llorens-Molina, Juan Antonio; Llorens de Jaime, Jesús María; Sanz Berzosa, Isidora – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
In order to attain a reliable laboratory work assessment, we argue taking the Learning Environment as a core concept and a research paradigm that considers the factors affecting the laboratory as a particularly complex educational context. With regard to Laboratory Learning Environments (LLEs), a well known approach is the SLEI (Science Laboratory…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Science Laboratories, Educational Environment, Organic Chemistry
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Matthews, Kyle R.; Motiwala, Samira A.; Edberg, Donald L.; García-Llama, Eduardo – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
This paper presents a method to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education through participation in a reduced gravity program with NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). Microgravity programs with NASA provide students with a unique opportunity to conduct scientific research with innovative and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Air Transportation, Physics, Scientific Concepts
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Anguís Climent, Diego – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
Now more than ever, the social demands on the University require huge amounts of creativity to respond to the socio-economic context of today's society. Creativity is an ability that requires teamwork as a framework for discussion of the particular ideas of its members, and a scenario for the development of necessary attitudes of tolerance. The…
Descriptors: Creativity, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students
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Camino Ortiz Barrón, Igor; Aristizabal Llorente, Pilar; Zelaieta Anta, Edu – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2012
The higher education regulation process in Europe, known as the Bologna Process, has involved many changes, mainly in relation to methodology and assessment. The paper given below relates to implementing the new EU study plans into the Teacher Training College of Vitoria-Gasteiz; it is the first interdisciplinary paper written involving teaching…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Change
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del Canto, Pablo; Gallego, Isabel; López, José Manuel; Medina, Esunly; Mochón, Francisco; Mora, Javier; Reyes, Angélica; Rodríguez, Eva; Salami, Esther; Santamaría, Eduard; Valero, Miguel – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2011
In the present paper, we describe the work being carried out by a group of professors so as to implement the follow-up and feedback processes of the activities students do throughout the first academic years in their Engineering studies. Not to mention, this project is within the EHEA (European Higher Education Area) framework. Our results show…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Followup Studies, Engineering Education, Learning Activities
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Poyatos Matas, Cristina; Ng, Chew; Muurlink, Olav – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2011
First year accounting has generally been perceived as one of the more challenging first year business courses for university students. Various Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) have been proposed to attempt to enrich and enhance student learning, with these studies generally positioning students as learners alone. This paper uses an…
Descriptors: Accounting, Large Group Instruction, Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques
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López Pastor, Víctor M. – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2011
The aim of this article is three-fold: (a) to present an example of best practices in formative assessment in university instruction, offering three different methods of learning and assessment to pass a subject; (b) to analyze differences in academic performance depending on method of learning and assessment chosen; (c) to consider professors'…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Higher Education, Formative Evaluation, Academic Achievement
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