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“Retaking a course in Economics: Innovative methodologies to simulate academic performance in large groups”

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  • Gemma Abió

    () (AQR Research Group-IREA. University of Barcelona)

  • Manuela Alcáñiz

    (AQR Research Group-IREA. University of Barcelona)

  • Marta Gómez-Puig

    () (AQR Research Group-IREA. University of Barcelona)

  • Gloria Rubert

    () (AQR Research Group-IREA. University of Barcelona)

  • Mónica Serrano

    () (AQR Research Group-IREA. University of Barcelona)

  • Alexandrina Stoyanova

    () (AQR Research Group-IREA. University of Barcelona)

  • Montserrat Vilalta-Bufí

    () (AQR Research Group-IREA. University of Barcelona)

Abstract

Students who have to retake courses at university are often not only low-achieving, but also unmotivated and lacking self-confidence. These problems may be accentuated in large groups of repeater students. In this context, the implementation of new teaching approaches to cater for their needs is a priority. This paper reports the experience of a teaching strategy based on the implementation of flipped classroom, team-based learning, and frequent testing methodologies in large groups of students retaking a subject. The study was carried out during the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 at the Faculty of Economy and Business, University of Barcelona (Spain). The results reflect a significant increase in the motivation and academic performance of these students, and validate the application of this strategy in large groups.

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  • Gemma Abió & Manuela Alcáñiz & Marta Gómez-Puig & Gloria Rubert & Mónica Serrano & Alexandrina Stoyanova & Montserrat Vilalta-Bufí, 2016. "“Retaking a course in Economics: Innovative methodologies to simulate academic performance in large groups”," IREA Working Papers 201609, University of Barcelona, Research Institute of Applied Economics, revised Apr 2016.
  • Handle: RePEc:ira:wpaper:201609
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    Keywords

    Teaching innovation; flipped classroom; team based learning; frequent testing; large groups; retake subjects; economics. JEL classification: A20; A22;

    JEL classification:

    • A20 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - General
    • A22 - General Economics and Teaching - - Economic Education and Teaching of Economics - - - Undergraduate

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