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• Summarize what has been read so far.

• Identify important details or points.

• Identify how the details go together to make a big picture, an overall story, or a

few big ideas.

• Compare and connect what is learned from the reading with other things

already known.

• Pose questions or make predictions about what the author has in store.

5.- Field Trips

According to Yale College

(

http://yalecollege.yale.edu/content/academic-field-trip-

policies

),

Academic field trips can be an important—and enjoyable—element of education.

They often significantly enhance the content of a course by providing a type of information

hard to convey in the classroom. Used to examine management problems under study.

6.- Case Studies:

As explained by Research and Development of Academic Vice Monterrey Tech (Instituto

Tecnológico

y

de

Estudios

Superiores

de

Monterrey

–ITESM-)

(

http://www.sistema.itesm.mx/va/dide/inf-doc/estrategias/

),

the case study technique, is

precisely to provide a series of cases representing different problem situations from real life

to be studied and analyzed. Thus, it is intended to train students in generating solutions.

Obviously, being active teaching method, some minimum required. For example, some

previous assumptions on the teacher: creativity, active methodology, concern for

comprehensive training, management skills groups, good communication with students and

a teaching vocation defined.

We must also recognize that the method is best handled in small numbers. Specifically, a

case is a written description that describes a situation that occurred in the life of a person,

family, group or company. Its application as learning strategy or technique, as noted

previously, trains students to develop valid solutions to the potential problems of

complexity are presented in the future reality. In this regard, the case teaches life in society.

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