RUBRICS FOR IMPLEMENTING A FORMATIVE EVALUATION SYSTEM OF LABORATORY TRAINING ACTIVITIES FOR FIRST COURSE STUDENTS OF BIOLOGY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

  1. Ortega, N. 1
  2. Albillos, S. M. 1
  3. Busto, M. D. 1
  4. Pilar-Izquierdo, M. C. 1
  5. Ramos-Gomez, S. 1
  6. Palacios, D. 1
  7. Perez-Mateos, M. 1
  1. 1 Universidad de Burgos
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    Universidad de Burgos

    Burgos, España

    ROR https://ror.org/049da5t36

Colección de libros:
ICERI2014: 7TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF EDUCATION, RESEARCH AND INNOVATION
  1. Chova, LG (coord.)
  2. Martinez, AL (coord.)
  3. Torres, IC (coord.)

Editorial: IATED-INT ASSOC TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION A& DEVELOPMENT

ISSN: 2340-1095

ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0

Año de publicación: 2014

Páginas: 1345-1352

Congreso: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation (ICERI)

Tipo: Aportación congreso

Resumen

The implementation of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) in the Spanish system implied important changes at structural and organizational levels, focusing on the student as the key player of the learning process. In this context, formative evaluation plays an important role and the development of objective tools that help assess and improve innovative educational practices is one of the main difficulties encountered. At this respect in particular, the use of rubrics is an excellent option and its usage has been considerably increased in classrooms at Universities. This communication presents an experience developed by the Biology, Biochemistry and Biotechnology Innovation Group (Grupo de Innovacion Docente en Biologia, Bioquimica y Biotecnologia, GID-BBT) in the Faculty of Science of the University of Burgos. The present study involved the elaboration of rubrics to evaluate the laboratory practices of the subjects of "General Biology" and "Biochemistry" imparted in the first course of the Food Science and Technology degree throughout the academic year 2013-14. At the end of the activities we have collected the impressions of the students by means of satisfaction surveys. The analysis of the resulting data suggested that the students of "General Biology" and "Biochemistry" valued the rubrics as a useful tool (85 and 92%) that facilitates (82 and 82%) a successful accomplishment of the activity. The overall satisfaction indicated for the mentioned subjects with the proposed learning activity was 95 and 92%, and 81 and 83% with the evaluation criteria, respectively.