Estimating the workload of a student adapted to the EHEA in the "Construction of non-structural elements" Technical Architecture subject

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Title: Estimating the workload of a student adapted to the EHEA in the "Construction of non-structural elements" Technical Architecture subject
Authors: Mora García, Raúl Tomás | Céspedes-López, María Francisca | Rodríguez Valenzuela, Leoncio | Jiménez Delgado, Antonio
Research Group/s: Materiales y Sistemas Constructivos de la Edificación | Grupo de Investigación en Restauración Arquitectónica de la Universidad de Alicante. GIRAUA-CICOP | EDIFICACIÓN. Tecnología, Investigación y Desarrollo
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Edificación y Urbanismo
Keywords: ECTS experiences | Working load | Moodle | Technical Architecture | Building details
Knowledge Area: Construcciones Arquitectónicas
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
Citation: Proceedings of INTED2012 Conference: 5th-7th March 2012, Valencia, Spain. Valencia : IATED, 2012. ISBN 978-84-615-5563-5, pp. 3601-3612
Abstract: The new ECTS credit accumulation and transfer scheme, established for adaptation to the European Higher Education Area, entails changing from the old approach to a more student-centred learning approach, measuring the time students spend on study and encouraging independent learning and more active participation. Consequently, student workload includes the hours corresponding to attendance at lectures (theoretical and/or practical sessions), study, seminars, assignments, work experience or projects, and those required for the preparation and sitting of examinations and assessment tests. The aim of this research is to estimate the workload of a student in the third-year “Construction of non-structural elements” subject on the current Technical Architecture degree course (currently being phased out) and adapt it to the demands of the Building Engineering degree course. The descriptive and experimental methodology uses a survey-type tool to gather the data sought. The results obtained indicate the need for the length of course activities to be reconsidered so as to reduce student workload and adjust the time spent on activities to the established limits. The need is also detected to correct low class attendance so as to improve both teaching quality and academic results.
Sponsor: This research is based on the findings of the Research Network on implementation of ECTS in the Technical Architecture subject "Building Non-Structural Elements", and was conducted within the context of the call for proposals issued by the "University Teaching Research Networks Project 2010-2011", supported by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Strategic Planning and Quality and the Institute of Education Sciences at the University of Alicante.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/46190
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Rights: © 2012, IATED
Peer Review: si
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