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Title: Debating as a classroom tool for adapting learning outcomes to the European higher education area
Author: Jiménez González, Juan Luis
Perdiguero, Jordi
Suárez-Alemán, Ancor
Keywords: Espai Europeu d'Educació Superior
Educació superior
Organització industrial
Economia d'empresa
Ensenyament d'economia i empresa
European Space for Higher Education
Higher education
Industrial organization
Managerial economics
Economics and business education
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Universitat de Barcelona. Institut de Recerca en Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública
Series/Report no: [WP E-IR11/09]
Abstract: The creation of the European Higher Education Area has meant a number of significant changes to the educational structures of the university community. In particular, the new system of European credits has generated the need for innovation in the design of curricula and teaching methods. In this paper, we propose debating as a classroom tool that can help fulfill these objectives by promoting an active student role in learning. To demonstrate the potential of this tool, a classroom experiment was conducted in a bachelor’s degree course in Industrial Economics -Regulation and Competition-, involving a case study in competition policy and incorporating the techniques of a conventional debate -presentation of standpoints, turns, right to reply and summing up-. The experiment yielded gains in student attainment and positive assessments of the subject. In conclusion, the incorporation of debating activities helps students to acquire the skills, be they general or specific, required to graduate successfully in Economics.
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It is part of: IREA – Working Papers, 2011, IR11/09
ISSN: 2014-1254
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