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ALTERIDAD.Revista de Educación

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AGUIRRE-AGUILAR, Genaro. The student and the active classroom configuration: Itinerary, learning and research. Alteridad [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.2, pp.161-173. ISSN 1390-8642.

To build a learning space in university education, a series of teacher skills is required, as well as active student participation. Innovating and transforming the classroom is complex, because the concurrence of skills among educational agents is necessary. The active classroom requires students to play a leading role in their learning, where the teacher is the mediation strategist. The objective of this article is to share the pedagogical itinerary that a group of students from the Quantitative and Qualitative Research Techniques in Communication course lived, based on consensus with their teacher. The one narrated here, is not properly the result of an academic investigation, but of an exercise of descriptive and purposeful analysis in which the intervention methodology used in the classroom and outside it is addressed, when presenting the pedagogical strategy, the way in which the students participated in the definition of an agenda to address the curricular contents of the second part of their course, corresponding to qualitative research techniques. From the achievements and results obtained by the students, the relevance of involving them as active subjects of their own learning is concluded, by helping to define their educational itinerary, in which virtual platforms, reference sources in multiple formats, the use of software and applications to produce evidence of learning.

Keywords : Learning; research; strategies; teaching; mediation; ICT.

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