The Revolution of Active Methodologies: Experiential Learning and Reflection in Higher Education

  • Verónica Baena-GraciáEmail author
  • Miriam Jiménez-Bernal
  • Elisabet Marina-Sanz
Conference paper
Part of the Studies in Systems, Decision and Control book series (SSDC, volume 180)


Higher Education is immersed in a process of revolution with the introduction of active methodologies. Experiential learning is one of them, and it is based on a simple principle: learning by doing. However, any methodology consisting of the active participation of students requires a reflection upon the corresponding activities, their development and results in order for the students to be able to internalize it. The aim of this communication is to present the preliminary analysis of a survey on methodologies conducted among students of the Degree in Primary Education. The questions were focused on students’ knowledge and definition of several active methodologies, as well as on their ability to identify activities related to them and carried out in different subjects. Results show that students seem to associate Experiential Learning with very specific activities and with their internships, so explicit discussion on this methodology turns out to be an essential part of the process.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Verónica Baena-Graciá
    • 1
    Email author
  • Miriam Jiménez-Bernal
    • 1
  • Elisabet Marina-Sanz
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad Europea de MadridMadridSpain

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