Students’ perspectives on the processes of supervision and assessment of undergraduate dissertations

Abstract: ABSTRACT: The introduction of the European Higher Education Area means that undergraduate dissertations (UD) are now compulsory, which represents an important change for the Spanish university system due to the important consequences this will have on academic functioning. This study provides key information on the processes of supervising and assessing UDs, from the perspective of students, as well as consequent proposals to improve them. The results obtained indicate that initiatives need to be put in place, at least in the participating institutions where the study has been developed, focused on the improvement of the time periods, means and resources needed to develop the UD, the introduction of more adequate criteria than those currently used for assessment, better training for the tutors involved, more appropriate and precise prior information for students in relation to the UD, and more preparation for students to enable them to carry out the UD.

 Autoría: Vera, J., Briones, E.

 Fuente: Cultura y Educación / Culture and Education, 2015, Vol. 27, No. 4, 726–765,

Editorial: Fundacion Infancia y Aprendizaje

 Año de publicación: 2015

Nº de páginas: 39

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

DOI: 10.1080/11356405.2015.1089391

ISSN: 1135-6405,1578-4118

Url de la publicación: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/11356405.2015.1089391