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Session T1A 978-1-4244-1970-8/08/$25.00 2008 IEEE October 22 25, 2008, Saratoga Springs, NY

Summary: Session T1A
978-1-4244-1970-8/08/$25.00 ©2008 IEEE October 22 ­ 25, 2008, Saratoga Springs, NY
ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Work in Progress - Benefits of Cooperative
Learning in a Multidisciplinary Course
Carlos Álvarez, David López, Daniel Jiménez-González and Javier Alonso
Technical University of Catalonia, calvarez@ac.upc.edu, david@ac.upc.edu, djimenez@ac.upc.edu, alonso@ac.upc.edu
Abstract - The implementation of multidisciplinary
courses presents both a challenging task and a powerful
tool due to the students' different knowledge areas'
contributions. In this paper we present the experience
had during a technical course where students from
different programs had to cooperate to develop both
technical and professional skills. The basis of our
proposal was to make students work in pairs formed by
students from different programs. They had to use
cooperative work and peer-to-peer learning that would
allow them to cover the course's technical and non


Source: Alonso, Javier - Departament d'Arquitectura de Computadors, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya


Collections: Computer Technologies and Information Sciences