ON THE USE OF AN INTERDISCIPLINARY PROJECT TO ACHIEVE AND EVALUATE TRANSVERSAL OUTCOMES IN ENGINEERING STUDIES
Universitat Politecnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2011 Proceedings
Publication year: 2011
Conference name: 4th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2011
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Teaching and learning processes that are based on the achievement of transversal outcomes can be enhanced by the integration of knowledge and skills across different discipline lines. The strategic design of a Cellar has been proposed as a common framework to develop and evaluate transversal outcomes in engineering studies. This interdisciplinary Project has been carried out by students from different Technical Degrees from Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, such as: Architecture, Enology, Industrial Engineering, Agricultural Engineering and Design Engineering.
Each task of the project and their specific purpose has been defined. Moreover, it has been described how each one of the tasks and the related disciplines together with the learning and assessment methodology come into play while carrying out the project. The latter pointed out the transversal nature of the outcomes, the synergic relationships that can arise and the dependence among different fields of knowledge. In this way, students from different Academic Degrees contribute with their specific skills to the achievement of a common target. In addition, the information exchange channels between the subjects have been defined and established. In this sense, a blog has been chosen as a tool of interchange among all the students enrolled in the Project.
Keywords: Transversal Outcomes, Interdisciplinary Project.