Yes, We Can

(Can We Change the Evaluation Methods in Mathematics?)
  • Ángel Martín del Rey
  • Gerardo Rodríguez
  • Agustín de la Villa
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 239)

Abstract

The teaching of mathematics in engineering schools has changed irreversibly in the last 20 years due to two significant events: the generalized use of the new technologies (ICT) in the learning process and the establishment of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) as the common teaching framework, http://www.ehea.info/.

This change has basically been developed by the teaching tools used by different instructors and the methodologies used.

However, in the case of mathematics subjects in Engineering Schools, the methodological change and teaching innovation have not reached assessment techniques, at least not to a significant extent, and instructors currently continue to assess mathematical knowledge on the basis of traditional theory/practical written exams.

Here we first offer a brief analysis of the innovations that have arisen in the process of learning and suggest alternatives and experiments to implement such innovation in the assessment process, which we are sure, will improve students’ academic performance.

Keywords

Assessment methods e-learning tutorials competencies 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ángel Martín del Rey
    • 1
  • Gerardo Rodríguez
    • 1
  • Agustín de la Villa
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversidad de SalamancaSalamancaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Applied MathematicsUniversidad Pontificia ComillasMadridSpain

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