Authentic Tasks, Group Work Roles and Gamification: Constructivist Strategies For Teaching and Learning Emancipated Students.
Wednesday, June 25 4:30 PM-5:00 PM Location: B3116
Presider: Andrew Shewbart, Saybot Information Technology, Co., China
Abstract: In this paper we present a teaching and learning innovation experience were we have we carried out an pedagogical orchestration of different didactic strategies in 2 different groups of students of the first year of the Degree in Social Education. The experience has been done in the course 2013-2014 in the subject “Social Education and ICT” at the University of Murcia (Spain). We try to go profoundly in the use of authentic tasks, as the base of a constructivist perspective of learning, the use of roles as a strategy for developing basic skills related to the subject –and other transversal- ,as well as some gamification strategies for improving motivation in class. All these strategies has been orchestrated with 112 students divided in work groups of 8 members each.In this work we explain the tasks and the work developed, paying special attention to the didactic strategies implemented in order to help students to be emancipated learners. Also, we present some results and conclusions.