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GRAVINA, Virginia  and  PRIETO, Víctor. The gap between secondary education and university: diagnose of Agronomy students in mathematics introductory course. InterCambios [online]. 2019, vol.6, n.1, pp.34-42.  Epub June 01, 2019. ISSN 2301-0118.

The goal of this study was to assess previous knowledge and learning processes of the Agronomy students in their first year of college. Quantitative methodology was used on 2017 cohort in the context of the introductory mathematics course. Diagnose instruments and the course results were analyzed for this purpose. Results showed a trend for overvaluing knowledge and keeping extrinsic motivation. These features explain the cohort behavior as long as their features in the transition from secondary education to the university, generating a starting point to develop teaching and learning strategies. This situation compelled us, as teachers, to add learning strategies in our courses implementation. The assumption that students in their first year have developed autoregulation is not true in most of the cases, which contribute to low performances and their consequences.

Keywords : university first year; learning process; autoregulation.

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