Effects of practices and teaching methods on different measures of the educational output: the case of Spanish universities

2016 AULA: Revista de Pedagogía  
This article analyses the relationships between the educational resources applied in higher education and two types of measures of educational output: average grade obtained by students and the contribution of studies to the development of diverse professional competencies. The relationships are modelled using multi-level production function equations, with the corresponding output measure as the dependent variable. The explanatory variables are the prevalence of various teaching/learning modes
more » ... and a set of variables that control for the behaviour of students during their studies and for their personal attributes. Estimates, using data from European project Reflex, show significant relationships between the teaching and learning methods used and the alternative measures of educational output considered. The results show that attending lectures has the greatest impact on average grades; nonetheless, more proactive learning methods such as problem-based learning, internships and work provision, and practical knowledge are most influential for the development of professional competencies.
doi:10.14201/14688 doaj:64f126f6a52d44feabd1f3432bcd36ae fatcat:k7e7ncunbjfifjjxtr3osjdw5e