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Development of Projects as a Collaborative Tool for Competence Acquisition in the European Space for Higher Education Framework

  • Javier Alfonso
  • Manuel Castejón
  • Lidia Sánchez
  • Raquel González
  • José Vallepuga
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 239)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to analyze the impact of developing projects in collaborative environments within the Bologna Process framework and the European Space for Higher Education context as a rewarding tool for the professional future of University students, attempting not only to provide them with the traditional technical competences, but also with relationship, communication and negotiation skills and competences. In this experience, the development of multidisciplinary projects acts as a common thread for the resolution of real problems, by connecting the thematic of those projects to the areas of knowledge of the subjects participating in the initiative. The skills and competences acquisition levels results after the completion of the pilot project have been very satisfactory, compared to those obtained in previous experiences. We would also like to point out that this type of teaching methodology can be made extensible to any other subject matter in which teamwork is a value in itself.

Keywords

ESHE framework collaborative learning education project development competence’s rubric 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Javier Alfonso
    • 1
  • Manuel Castejón
    • 1
  • Lidia Sánchez
    • 1
  • Raquel González
    • 1
  • José Vallepuga
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical, Computing and Aerospace EngineeringsUniversity of LeonLeonSpain
  2. 2.Department of Mining, Topography and Structural TechnologyUniversity of LeonLeonSpain

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