INVESTIGATION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIVERSE CLASSROOMS OF HIGHER EDUCATION DUE TO DISCREPANCIES IN BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE

Dimos Triantis, Ioanna Leraki

Abstract

This work identifies and addresses problems that are common in first year classrooms of the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Technological Educational Institution (TEI) of Athens. These classrooms are normally composed of different sets of students. The students are admitted trough different tracks and via different entry examinations. Furthermore, the diversity of the classroom is augmented due to the admission of students transferring from other similar regional departments and who have a significantly lower academic background than those admitted directly to the Department. Their performance in a rating test is directly related to their TEI entry grade. Transferees usually face progression difficulties. The course of action which has been adopted till today to support the weak cohorts of students is described. Last, the classroom’s performance in a core module of the first semester is recorded and studied against their performance in the rating test. Additional classroom management action plan is provided.

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Triantis D. and Leraki I. (2012). INVESTIGATION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIVERSE CLASSROOMS OF HIGHER EDUCATION DUE TO DISCREPANCIES IN BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE . In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8565-07-5, pages 161-165. DOI: 10.5220/0003916401610165


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu12,
author={Dimos Triantis and Ioanna Leraki},
title={INVESTIGATION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIVERSE CLASSROOMS OF HIGHER EDUCATION DUE TO DISCREPANCIES IN BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},
year={2012},
pages={161-165},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003916401610165},
isbn={978-989-8565-07-5},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
TI - INVESTIGATION AND MANAGEMENT OF DIVERSE CLASSROOMS OF HIGHER EDUCATION DUE TO DISCREPANCIES IN BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
SN - 978-989-8565-07-5
AU - Triantis D.
AU - Leraki I.
PY - 2012
SP - 161
EP - 165
DO - 10.5220/0003916401610165