Herramientas metodológicas para la mejora de la calidad en el proceso de enseñanza/aprendizaje en Ciencias Experimentales

Other Subjects > Teaching Europe University of Atlantic > Research > Projects I+D+I Cerrado Español metadata Centro de Investigación y Tecnología Industrial de Cantabria, CITICAN mail citican@devnull.uneatlantico.es Herramientas metodológicas para la mejora de la calidad en el proceso de enseñanza/aprendizaje en Ciencias Experimentales. Repositorio de la Universidad. (Unpublished)

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Mediante el proyecto se pretenden desarrollar nuevas herramientas para introducir tecnologías en entidades dedicadas a la formación en Ciencias Experimentales. El proyecto consta de dos líneas fundamentales de trabajo. La primera de ellas consistirá en la generación de herramientas de utilidad para poder analizar los conocimientos previos del alumnado en materias de ciencias experimentales, como vía para fomentar una docencia personalizada, que permita alcanzar el aprendizaje significativo requerido en el Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior. La segunda línea de trabajo consistirá en el diseño de un prototipo de laboratorio enfocado a la docencia. Dicho prototipo se alejará de las concepciones clásicas del término laboratorio y constituirá un auténtico espacio versátil de aprendizaje experimental, donde los alumnos puedan encontrar la motivación por las ciencias experimentales, haciendo frente así al descenso del interés que este tipo de estudios genera entre la población joven de la Comunidad Europea. Como resultado final, CITICAN podrá ofertar herramientas y servicios de asesoramiento y formación especializada a centros educativos de Primaria, Secundaria, Bachillerato y Universitarios, que quieran mejorar la calidad de su docencia y adecuarse a las necesidades del alumnado del siglo XXI. Objetivo del Proyecto: Desarrollar herramientas de formación, así como un prototipo de laboratorio de didáctica, dedicados a la enseñanza de las ciencias experimentales Financiación: Este proyecto ha sido cofinanciado por la Sociedad de Desarrollo Regional de Cantabria (SODERCAN) y el el Programa Operativo FEDER de Cantabria en el marco del programa denominado I+C= +C 2017 (Investigación + Conocimiento= +Cantabria) que tiene por objetivo el fortalecimiento del tejido industrial de la región. Inicio: 03/07/2017 Fin: 02/07/2019 Código Externo: RH17-XX-007

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URI: https://repositorio.uneatlantico.es/id/eprint/227

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Detection of Upper Limb Asymmetries in Athletes According to the Stage of the Season—A Longitudinal Study

Abstract: Sports injuries can affect the performance of athletes. For this reason, functional tests are used for injury assessment and prevention, analyzing physical or physiological imbalances and detecting asymmetries. The main aim of this study was to detect the asymmetries in the upper limbs (right and left arms) in athletes, using the OctoBalance Test (OB), depending on the stage of the season. Two hundred and fifty-two participants (age: 23.33 ± 8.96 years old; height: 178.63 ± 11.12 cm; body mass: 80.28 ± 17.61 kg; body mass index: 24.88 ± 4.58; sports experience: 12.52 ± 6.28 years), practicing different sports (rugby, athletics, football, swimming, handball, triathlon, basketball, hockey, badminton and volleyball), assessed with the OB in medial, superolateral, and inferolateral directions in both arms, in four moments of the season (May 2017, September 2017, February 2018 and May 2018). ANOVA test was used with repeated measures with a p ≤ 0.05, for the analysis of the different studied variances. Significant differences were found (p = 0.021) in the medial direction of the left arm, between the first (May 2017) and fourth stages (May 2018), with values of 71.02 ± 7.15 cm and 65.03 ± 7.66 cm. From the detection of asymmetries, using the OB to measure, in the medial, superolateral and inferolateral directions, mobility and balance can be assessed. In addition, it is possible to observe functional imbalances, as a risk factor for injury, in each of the stages into which the season is divided, which will help in the prevention of injuries and in the individualization of training.

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Álvaro Velarde-Sotres mail alvaro.velarde@uneatlantico.es, Antonio Bores-Cerezal mail antonio.bores@uneatlantico.es, Marcos Mecías-Calvo mail marcos.mecias@uneatlantico.es, Martín Barcala Furelos mail martin.barcala@uneatlantico.es, Silvia Aparicio Obregón mail silvia.aparicio@uneatlantico.es, Julio Calleja-González mail ,

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Blockchain Interoperability: Towards a Sustainable Payment System

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Validity, Reliability and Reproducibility of OctoBalance Test as Tool to Measure the Upper Limb Compared to Modified-Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test

The articular evaluation of range of motion (ROM) is currently used to observe imbalance or limitations as possible risk factors or predispositions to suffer future injures. The main aim of this study is to verify the concurrent validity, reliability and reproducibility of the OctoBalance Test (OB) as a valid and reliable tool to measure articular ROM of the upper limb compared to the modified-Upper Quarter Y-Balance Test (mUQYBT). The twenty-five participants were male athletes. All of them were assessed with OB and mUQYBT in medial, superolateral, and inferolateral directions in both right and left arms with a three-minute break during these attempts. The process was repeated a second time with a week gap between measurements. Pearson correlation and linear logarithmic regression were used to examine the relationship between scores obtained with OB and mUQYBT. In order to verify the reliability, the intraclass correlation coefficient (ICC) was used (3.1). Concordance and reproducibility were assessed using Bland-Altman's graph. A perfect correlation and an almost linear logarithmic regression (R 2 = 0.97) were observed between both measurement systems, with values of 73.531 ± 21.226 cm in mUQYBT and 69.541 ± 16.330 cm in OB. The differences were minimal between week one and week two. The assessment with Bland's graph showed the concordance and reproducibility of scores, showing the dispersion and the upper and lower limits. OB is shown as valid in comparison to the other test as a reliable and reproducible tool for the assessment of the articular ROM in the upper limb, and it could be used for the evaluation of injuries.

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Validity and Reliability of a New Device to Measure Type of Actions in Indoor Sports

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Effect of antimony in soils of an Sb mine on the photosynthetic pigments and antioxidant system of Dittrichia viscosa leaves

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