Service Learning and Problem-Based Learning as Strategies to Enhance the Learning of Mathematical Programming

Norka Bedregal-Alpaca, Leticia Laura-Ochoa, Cesar Baluarte-Araya

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Abstract

To improve the learning of Mathematical Programming, two active methodologies have been combined: Learning through service and Learning based on problems; methodologies that are the framework for the development of mathematical problem-solving competence in university students. The experience consisted of solving a real business problem, identified by the students. A quasi-experimental methodological design was used with groups of students who worked cooperatively. Three phases are distinguished in the educational intervention: planning, execution and evaluation. The results show that the students perceive the experience favorably and that they consider that it has contributed to relate theory to practice, to the development of their communication skills and to solve and decide in real situations. It is concluded that the combination of the two proposed methodologies combined with cooperative learning techniques is adequate for the development of competencies and the comprehensive training of students.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 40th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
ISBN (Electronic)9781665409568
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Event40th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2021 - La Serena, Chile
Duration: 15 Nov 202119 Nov 2021

Publication series

NameProceedings - International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC
Volume2021-November
ISSN (Print)1522-4902

Conference

Conference40th International Conference of the Chilean Computer Science Society, SCCC 2021
Country/TerritoryChile
CityLa Serena
Period15/11/2119/11/21

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2021 IEEE.

Keywords

  • Learning
  • Linear programming
  • Problem solving
  • Social service
  • Teaching technique

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