Teaching Methodologies for Combustion Science within the European Higher Education Area

S. Molina, J. Javier López, J.M. García-Oliver, A. García

Abstract

The main objective of the present work is the selection and integration of different methodologies among those applicable within the framework of the European Higher Education Area to combine teaching methods with high implication from both lecturers and students. The aim is to enhance the students’ motivation, by means of which they should learn both combustion fundamentals as well as particular technological applications. Thus, the selected methods are master classes, guided work by means of learning based upon projects, simulations and numerical applications, tutoring and student independent work. This methodology is currently been applied within the Mechanical Engineer Degree of the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería del Diseño at the Universitat Politècnica de València. Results have been critically analyzed, paying attention to both the performance of the students as well as to some inconsistencies that have been found when applying the developed methodologies to large groups. The main result to be noted is the high comprehension level of the course concepts that has been attained by the students.


Keywords

Active learning methods; Combustion; Teaching methodologies; European higher education area

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