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

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A Project-based learning for the subject “design and implementation of databases”
Vicente R. Tomás, Miguel Pérez Francisco, Mercedes Marqués Andrés

Last modified: 25-06-2019


Project-based learning is a technique that uses projects to develop the learning process. This technique is being used in several matters and disciplines providing very good results. In this paper, a project-based learning is presented to improve learning in the subject: design and implementation of databases.

Students work in groups of four people. The activities are developed not only in the classroom (theory, problems and laboratory) but also as homework. Furthermore, during the project development, each group has to have individual interviews and discussion with the teacher to analyse the project evolution.

Despite the marks obtained in the project, where laboratory sessions, and the exam improve slightly the marks of previous year, it could be considered that the development of the project is very positive considering the improvement of the percentage of student’s success. The enquiry developed at the end on the semester also shows that the project support student in the learning process.

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