Clustered Social Representation of Active Methodologies in Engineering Courses a case study at Goiás State, Brazil
This work aims to identify changes and trends that favor the students' learning style and autonomy, through a qualitative evaluation of the social representation of students in the development of individual and group activities. Questionnaire application and interviews were carried out at both the Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás (PUC Goiás) and the Federal University of Goiás (UFG). The questionnaire is based on a 7-point Likert scale, which evaluates 13 items in four dimensions. After answering, each item is analyzed by the k-means clustering method, which groups the data unsupervised according to the levels of similarity of each item. With the result, we can point out what are the aspects that determine the skills and psychosocial profile of students, from this, it will be possible to make changes in the methodology applied to benefit the learning process of students, favoring multidisciplinary skills, the courage to face the students. challenges creatively, the ease of adapting to change, working as a team, valuing and understanding one's point of view - with commitment and ethics.
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