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

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UPCT-Bloopbusters: Teaching Science and Technology through Movie Scenes and related Experiments
José-Víctor Rodríguez, Enrique Castro-Rodríguez, Juan-Francisco Sánchez-Pérez, José-Luis Serrano-Martínez

Last modified: 08-05-2018


In order to change the preconceptions of youth towards science and technology subjects (which, usually, are perceived as difficult or boring), new educational methods aimed at motivating and engaging students in learning are becoming more and more necessary. In this sense, an educational project called ‘UPCT-Bloopbusters’ through which a group of professors of the Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena (UPCT), Spain, use science fiction movie scenes ─as well as experiments─ within the lecture room to teach both physics and engineering technology is hereby presented. The methodology of the project is properly described and the results of a survey carried out among the students of a course in which such methodology has been used are shown. In view of this survey, it can be concluded that the project has been more than welcome by the students while at the same time has favored the learning of a great deal of physics and technology concepts.

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