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Students' Factors Affecting Undergraduates' Perceptions of their Teaching and Learning Process within ECTS Experience.

la Fuente JD, Cardelle-Elawar M, Peralta FJ, Sánchez MD, Martínez-Vicente JM, Zapata L - Front Psychol (2011)

Bottom Line: Perception of the TLP was used as the dependent variable.The data analyses showed variability of the degree of statistically significance among the factors that influenced students' perceptions of the TLP.These research findings provided evidence to explore the delineation of a potential profile of factors that trigger a favorable perception of the TLP.

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Affiliation: Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Almería Almería, Spain.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: In the present study, we investigated the potential factors that influenced the level of students satisfaction with the teaching-learning process (TLP), from the perspective of students participating in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) experience.

Method: A total of 1490 students from the Universities of Almería and Granada (Spain) participated in an evaluation of their class discipline area. They completed the new revised protocol for evaluating the ECTS experience. Analyses of variance were carried out, taking the following factors as independent variables: student's grade average, year in school, study discipline, credit load in terms of ECTS credits assigned to a subject, the e-learning approach. Perception of the TLP was used as the dependent variable.

Results: The data analyses showed variability of the degree of statistically significance among the factors that influenced students' perceptions of the TLP. These factors included: Student's grade average (in favor of high performers), year in school (in favor of earlier years), ECTS load (in favor of subjects with a medium load of credits), and e-learning (in favor of its use). These research findings provided evidence to explore the delineation of a potential profile of factors that trigger a favorable perception of the TLP.

Discussion and conclusion: The present findings certainly have implications to deepen our understanding of the core beliefs, commitment, and the experience in shaping the implementation of the European Higher Education Area through the ECTS.

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Variables being studied in this investigation (in red),based on the 3P Model (Biggs, 2001) and the DEDEPRO Model (De la Fuente and Justicia, 2007).
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Figure 1: Variables being studied in this investigation (in red),based on the 3P Model (Biggs, 2001) and the DEDEPRO Model (De la Fuente and Justicia, 2007).

Mentions: These hypothetical relationships are represented and framed within Biggs’ 3P Model (Biggs, 2001) and within the DEDEPRO Model, Design–Development–Product (De la Fuente and Justicia, 2007), as they are illustrated in Figure 1.


Students' Factors Affecting Undergraduates' Perceptions of their Teaching and Learning Process within ECTS Experience.

la Fuente JD, Cardelle-Elawar M, Peralta FJ, Sánchez MD, Martínez-Vicente JM, Zapata L - Front Psychol (2011)

Variables being studied in this investigation (in red),based on the 3P Model (Biggs, 2001) and the DEDEPRO Model (De la Fuente and Justicia, 2007).
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 1: Variables being studied in this investigation (in red),based on the 3P Model (Biggs, 2001) and the DEDEPRO Model (De la Fuente and Justicia, 2007).
Mentions: These hypothetical relationships are represented and framed within Biggs’ 3P Model (Biggs, 2001) and within the DEDEPRO Model, Design–Development–Product (De la Fuente and Justicia, 2007), as they are illustrated in Figure 1.

Bottom Line: Perception of the TLP was used as the dependent variable.The data analyses showed variability of the degree of statistically significance among the factors that influenced students' perceptions of the TLP.These research findings provided evidence to explore the delineation of a potential profile of factors that trigger a favorable perception of the TLP.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, University of Almería Almería, Spain.

ABSTRACT

Introduction: In the present study, we investigated the potential factors that influenced the level of students satisfaction with the teaching-learning process (TLP), from the perspective of students participating in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) experience.

Method: A total of 1490 students from the Universities of Almería and Granada (Spain) participated in an evaluation of their class discipline area. They completed the new revised protocol for evaluating the ECTS experience. Analyses of variance were carried out, taking the following factors as independent variables: student's grade average, year in school, study discipline, credit load in terms of ECTS credits assigned to a subject, the e-learning approach. Perception of the TLP was used as the dependent variable.

Results: The data analyses showed variability of the degree of statistically significance among the factors that influenced students' perceptions of the TLP. These factors included: Student's grade average (in favor of high performers), year in school (in favor of earlier years), ECTS load (in favor of subjects with a medium load of credits), and e-learning (in favor of its use). These research findings provided evidence to explore the delineation of a potential profile of factors that trigger a favorable perception of the TLP.

Discussion and conclusion: The present findings certainly have implications to deepen our understanding of the core beliefs, commitment, and the experience in shaping the implementation of the European Higher Education Area through the ECTS.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus