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Guinau Sellés, Marta; Playà Pous, Elisabet; Aulinas Juncà, Meritxell; Rosell Ortiz, Laura; Rivero Marginedas, Lluís – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
Work on transversal competences in university degrees is a teaching line entirely established since the implementation of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Nevertheless, undergraduate students present shortcomings in the development of some of these competences, especially on collaborative work, time management, oral and writing…
Descriptors: Web Sites, Editing, Collaborative Writing, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Fabregat-Sanjuan, Albert; Pàmies-Vilà, Rosa; Ferrando Piera, Francesc; De la Flor López, Silvia – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
This paper presents a blended-learning strategy for improving the teaching method applied in the laboratory subject Manufacturing Technologies. The teaching method has been changed from a predominantly teacher-centred to an active learning system with a student-centred focus and e-learning activities. In face-to-face classes, a game-based learning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Instructional Improvement
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Rafart Serra, Maria Assumpció; Bikfalvi, Andrea; Soler Masó, Josep; Prados Carrasco, Ferran; Poch Garcia, Jordi – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
The combination of two macro trends, Information and Communication Technologies' (ICT) proliferation and novel approaches in education, has resulted in a series of opportunities with no precedent in terms of content, channels and methods in education. The present contribution aims to describe the experience of using an automatic spreadsheet…
Descriptors: Spreadsheets, Quasiexperimental Design, Learning Experience, Engineering
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Calm, Remei; Masià, Ramon; Olivé, Carme; Parés, Núria; Pozo, Francesc; Ripoll, Jordi; Sancho-Vinuesa, Teresa – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
Calculus courses often present a large number of difficulties to undergraduate students of scientific studies, especially in engineering degrees. These difficulties are sometimes related to teaching and assessment strategies. In this paper, a teaching innovation experience is presented within the framework of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.…
Descriptors: Tests, Online Courses, Calculus, Mathematics Instruction
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Sanou Gozalo, Eduard; Hernández-Fernández, Antoni; Arias, Marta; Ferrer-i-Cancho, Ramon – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
In a course of the degree of computer science, the programming project has changed from individual to teamed work, tentatively in couples (pair programming). Students have full freedom to team up with minimum intervention from teachers. The analysis of the working groups made indicates that students do not tend to associate with students with a…
Descriptors: Group Activities, Group Dynamics, Computer Science, Programming
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Núñez, Cristina; Guinea, Ana; Callau, Sara; Bengoa, Christophe; Basco, Josep; Gavaldà, Jordi – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
The Bachelor's Degree Final Project (BDFP) of our school aims to develop a real constructive project, enhance cooperative teamwork and increase productivity of students. We present a real case study, related with engineering and scientific innovation results obtained by BDFP, which has led to an innovative scientific study presented at the 7th…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Teamwork, Case Studies, Teaching Methods
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Acosta Peña, Roxana; Tomás-Folch, Marina; Feixas, Mònica – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
The Faculties of Engineering Sciences at Universidad Católica del Norte in Chile regard teacher training as a necessary tool for its academics' professional development and as a fundamental way to improve their teaching quality. The Teaching Unit for Innovation in Engineering (UIDIN) has developed a new curriculum and training programme which…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Teacher Competencies, Foreign Countries
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Sanchez-Martin, Jesus; Alvarez-Gragera, Garcia J.; Davila-Acedo, Maria Antonia; Mellado, Vicente – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
Gardner's Multiple Intelligences Theory (MIT) can be a cognitive and emotional improvement if is taken into account in the standard development of the Technology lessons. This work presents a preliminary evaluation of the performance enhancement in two concomitant aspects: contents acquisition and emotional yield. The study was made on up to 150…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Teaching Methods, Control Groups, Technology Education
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Meneu, María José Beltrán; Murillo Arcila, Marina; Jordá Mora, Enrique – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
In this work, we present a teaching proposal which emphasizes on visualization and physical applications in the study of eigenvectors and eigenvalues. These concepts are introduced using the notion of the moment of inertia of a rigid body and the GeoGebra software. The proposal was motivated after observing students' difficulties when treating…
Descriptors: Algebra, Geometry, Mathematics Instruction, Visual Aids
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Williams, P. John; Nguyen, Nhung; Mangan, Jenny – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
This paper presents a case study of a teacher's experience in implementing an inquiry approach to his teaching over a period of two years with two different classes. His focus was on using a range of information technologies to support student inquiry learning. Data was collected over the two year period by observation, interview and student work…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Inquiry, Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology
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Cruells Cadevall, Montserrat; Roca Vallmajor, Antoni; Escaja Sánchez, Núria; Fernández González, Javier; Garrido Ponce, José Antonio; Giménez Farreras, Jaume; Llauradó Tarragó, Montserrat; Rodriguez Raurell, Laura; Marcos, Josep Oriol Bernad; Arias, Carla Escobar; Vinent, Nuria López; Gratovil, Ma Lluisa Sagristà; Aragay, Carme Navarro – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
In scientific and technical degrees, the opinion of the final employers on the given subjects is really important. For this reason, the Quality Committee (CQ) of the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Barcelona prepared a survey for chemical, engineering and pharmaceutical companies asking about the academic training required by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Surveys, Competence, Comparative Analysis
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Stappenbelt, Brad – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
In the present action learning implementation, twelve action learning sets were conducted over eight years. The action learning sets consisted of students involved in undergraduate engineering research thesis work. The concurrent study accompanying this initiative investigated the influence of the action learning environment on student approaches…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Undergraduate Students, Undergraduate Study, Engineering Education
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García, Beatriz Amante; Martínez, María Martínez – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
The first editorial of the new year usually presents an analysis of the journal evolution. This article provides a reflection on the changes the journal has undergone over the years, and the challenges it will face in 2017. The journal expresses pride in advocating for international scholars, allowing authors to speak with their own voices, and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Technology Uses in Education, Technology Education, Influence of Technology
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Aljojo, Nahla – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
People's styles of thinking vary; we seek to understand these differences, to refine our abilities and skills, and find new and useful ways of thinking. To develop this concept, we implement the Sternberg (1997) thinking style inventory (TSI) as part of the learning process. The main idea behind the implementation of this style of thinking is to…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
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Romero, Carmen; Cazorla, Moisés; Buzón, Olga – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2017
This work presents a proposal for the teaching-learning of the concept map technique applied to the Natural Sciences course in the second year of Compulsory Secondary Education (ESO, according to its initials in Spanish). Two sessions have been designed, one of which is an instructor-led session to learn the technique and another is a session in…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Learning Strategies, Secondary School Students, Science Instruction
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