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La Brújula, A Space for Reflecting

Summary

La Brújula is an Internet publication, a discussion forum for those interested in issues related to education, either in or outside of the classroom. It is born as a space for reflecting on the basis of an innovative educational experience of semi-virtual training at university level.

Objectives

  • To foster a critical thinking process regarding issues related to psycho-pedagogy.
  • To create a space for communication among students and education professionals.

Implementation of the experience

As a consequence of our interest in educational innovation, ‘La Brújula’, an Internet publication, was created as a discussion forum for those interested in issues related to education, either in or outside of the classroom. 
In this electronic publication, Pycho-pedagogy students may share their reflections on issues related to education, either in or outside of the classroom.

The project started at the University of Cordoba in 1998 and afterwards found continuity in the University of Alcala during the 2005/2006 school year.

The  last issue , for example, was born from the conducting of an innovative experience in semi-virtual training. In it, Psycho-pedagogy students created their own blogs on the Internet to write articles and comments on some of the most interesting issues brought up in the actual classroom settings.  In this issue of the magazine there is a selection of the best articles.


 

Financing

This study started at the University of Cordoba through a subsidized project titled ‘Internet in the classroom. Projects for Innovation and Improvement in the quality of teaching’ directed by Pilar Lacasa.

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Conclusion

This innovative experience has allowed us to give students a voice to enable them to go further that the traditional exams. In this way, the development of a critical thinking process is fostered as opposed to the mere acquisition of contents.



Website Research Group Imágenes, Palabras e Ideas. Madrid. 2009.
Coordination: Pilar Lacasa. Editing and digital support: David Herrero Martínez. Web Master: Luis Briso de Montiano Aldecoa. Graphic Design: Rebeca Ochoa Bernabé

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