Sustainability | Free Full-Text | [email protected]: Technological Innovation in Control Engineering Education with Impact on Complex Thinking Competency
The objective of this paper is to present the results of the implementation process of the [email protected] kit, an educational innovation that allows students to set up home laboratories to test and validate basic control engineering concepts. Specifically, the purpose of this study is to measure the acquisition and development of students’ perceived achievement of complex thinking competency during this educational practice, considering how valuable it is to improve their perception of additional skills while fulfilling the objectives of the innovation. We implemented a validated instrument to measure this competency before and after using the [email protected] kit and in a control group where this educational innovation practice was not carried out. Although the results did not show a statistically significant difference in the level of perception or the improvement achieved between the groups, they indicated an impact on the homogeneity of the students’ perceived skills, which is a value of this educational tool and its greatest finding and contribution.