Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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What if students propose their own examinations? An introductory experiment
Marta Rojo, Mónica Preciado, Hernán Gonzalo-Orden, Ignacio Moreno, Silvia Casado, David Cárdenas

Last modified: 30-05-2017


This paper presents a proposal experimented in the University of Burgos, where students of different degrees, at a Bachelor or Master level, had to prepare solved questions or exercises, in order to introduce some of them into the exams. There were considered three types of experiment: test, short questions and exercises. Students submitted they own proposals into forum, where the teacher corrected them and randomly selected some of them, which configured the half of the official exam. The obtained results were very positive: students had a very good perception of the experiment, learnt more and passed the subject easily. Also, the average grading were higher that the corresponding with the classical system, existing a slight correlation between this increase and their point of view about the chance to learn. The satisfaction and the marks of the students are higher, while having a better knowledge of the topics included. Also, students have the feeling that the teachers are more considerate and thoughtful with them, so this type of experiments should be continued.

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