Analysis of Results of Application of a Student-Centered Learning System to Improve Performance of First-year Students
Authors: Hernandez, Wilmar; Palmero, Javier; Labrador, Manuel; Alvarez-Vellisco, Antonio; Bonache, Jorge
Source: International Journal of Engineering Education, Volume 25, Number 1, January 2009 , pp. 161-172(12)
Abstract:Analysis of the results of the application of a student-centered learning system (SCLS) aimed at achieving the objectives of the subject Analysis of Circuits I in the Escuela Universitaria de Ingenieria Tecnica de Telecomunicacion (EUITT) at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (UPM). The SCLS was based on the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System and the educational experiment was carried out in the first semester of the academic year 2007–2008; a comparative analysis between the SCLS and the traditional teaching and learning system (TTLS) in the EUITT-UPM can be seen below. To conduct the statistical analysis of the data collected in the experiment and make the right decisions, both treatment and control groups were formed and several tests of the hypothesis were performed. The outcomes of the experiment were satisfactory and showed that the differences between the SCLS and the TTLS are not always significant.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2009
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