GENERIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT IN THE CHEMISTRY DEGREE AT UNIVERSITY OF ALMERIA

In academic field, skills are recognizable as the feature and objectively assessable set of the interconnected network of knowledge, attitudes, abilities and values that, ultimately, will allow the student to exercise a certain professional activity according to the defined requirements which they are required of him in his work area. At the University of Almeria, three types of skills has been established for the development of the educational guides for each course, and which are as follows: 1st The generic skills included in Royal Decree 1393/2007, of 29 October, establishing the planning of official university studies; 2nd the generic skills of the own University of Almeria, which are skills which, transversally affect all degrees and they were approved by the Governing Council of the University, of June 17, 2008; 3rd the specific skills that are defined in the memory of each grade and they are related to the characteristics of this discipline. The aim of this manuscript is to analyze the 10 generic skills of the University of Almeria in the 36 subjects comprising the Degree in Chemistry. The first conclusion that can be drawn is that, in the elaboration of the educational guide for each subject, the average number of skills taken into account is very low, not reaching even the value of 3. That is, in the elaboration of educational guide of each of the 36 courses that form the degree in Chemistry, have only been considered, on average, 2 or 3 of the 10 generic skills of the University of Almeria. Secondly, it is noteworthy that the more abundant skill, which corresponds to the UAL3, Ability to solve problems, is only present in 50% of cases. At the other extreme, the less visible skill in the different educational guides which corresponds to the UAL8, Ethical commitment, is just 8% of cases. As a final point, we conclude that it is essential to pay greater attention to the skills with which you want to work, without losing sight that these are the tools by which the student will acquire a general and comprehensive learning.