Introducing students in the world of the experimentation has always been a complicated task, since the students are not familiar with the new work place. They
have to handle different measuring devices, interiorize the philosophy of the
experimentation, measure and estimate uncertainty, graph data, and finally write a
report about the results of the experimentation. Students do not know this whole process, and although they delight to do practical work in the laboratory, they do not feel confident of carrying out a proper work.
In order to achieve so, a multimedia material has been elaborated, with an
introduction to the laboratory and the experimental techniques which require the
implication and the autonomy from the student.
The outcome of this process -students setting the established protocol in practice and achieving competences- has been clearly superior to that reached in previous years.
CitationFerreres, E. [et al.]. Protocol and material for the introduction to the laboratory experimentation. A: Active Learning for Engineering Education (ALE2009). "Active Learning for Engineering Education (ALE2009)". Barcelona: UPCommons, 2009, p. 1-9.
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