Miguel Hernández University (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN16 Proceedings
Publication year: 2016
Pages: 7623-7627
ISBN: 978-84-608-8860-4
ISSN: 2340-1117
doi: 10.21125/edulearn.2016.0683
Conference name: 8th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 4-6 July, 2016
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The project involves the implantation of an orchard, consisting of plots of about 50 square meters of area, managed by students of the degrees and masters offered in the EPSO-UMH, in groups of 3-5 members, tutored by a multidisciplinary group of teachers. More important region vegetables species will be grown in a rotation of 1 or 2 crops per year, within the academic year. Students will simulate the direction of a real working farm, a small scale.

The educational objective of the project is to help students acquire the skills necessary for the management of a technical and commercial farming, with similar characteristics (but on a smaller scale) that they will find in the labor market when they finish their university studies. Students participating in this initiative will improve the acquisition of several general and specific skills.

In the orchard students in Food Science and Technology, the Degree in Agricultural Agroenvironmental Engineering and the Master in Agronomic Engineering can make voluntary extracurricular practices. The marked cross-project approach aims that much of competences, both general and specific, of the 3 degrees are working.