GOOD LEARNING PRACTICES IN THE FIELD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
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Abstract (2. Language):The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) scenario offers a new framework in which the role of universities can be rethought, regardless of the field of new degrees and postgraduate Studies involved. Therefore, the roles of teachers and students might differ significantly as the student would be obliged to request teacher’s guidance in order to acquire not only knowledge, which could be easily obtained elsewhere (books, internet etc. ), but also personal skills and, especially, those related to their future professional career. By the term “Good learning practices” we refer to those activities asociated with professorship itself ,such as those of facilitating and guiding the student learning process, or rather, those activities which are aimed at the student´s thorough learning of specific (related to the field of study ) and generic skills. It is now a common occurrence to describe the students of a given classroom as being little motivated and as having great interest in passing but not in actually learning. This fact is quite concerning, as it suggests that the student sees the university as a mere transaction by which they can obtain a degree, certifying that they are apt for the professional world, where they consider the “real” learning will take place.
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