Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

Innovation for Change in University Education
Pere Jaume Alzina Seguí, Pere Jaume Alzina Seguí

Abstract
We herein lay out some of the qualitative results of a process of innovation centring on a group of first year undergraduates of a primary education teacher training degree who are studying at the Seat of the University of the Balearic Islands in Minorca. This innovation aims for students to be the centre of the teaching and learning processes, collaborating in the design of the contents, of the activities and of the assessment criteria. The basic objective is to endow the students with the maximum degree of autonomy and the ability for self-management; the university teachers acts as a guide in the learning processes through reflection on action. The results indicate that the students are becoming aware of the importance of being generators of knowledge and not merely passive recipients. The students have become aware of the need for innovation for change, a professional change that also affects social and personal levels.

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