University of Granada (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2019 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 10160-10164
ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2019.2489
Conference name: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 11-13 November, 2019
Location: Seville, Spain
The inclusion of a final project as the culmination of the degree studies is a relatively recent addition to the curricula of undergraduate students in our country. These projects are one of the most outstanding novelties of the Spanish university system, which had to address, in most cases from the lack of knowledge about how the process of making this kind of work would function and develop, what would be its impact at the academic, institutional and professional field, and how they would be welcomed by the students. In the current framework of the European Higher Education Area, characterized by reforms aimed at guaranteeing student training that allows it to face the challenges and requirements of society, above all, with the active participation of that, it is an essential requirement for its graduation that the student acquires the technical/specific competencies related to the career studied and, in addition, work on a set of transverse/generic competencies. The majority of these competencies will be evaluated in the Final Degree Project (FDP). In the realization of the FDP the students must demonstrate the acquisition of the competences associated with the degree, since it is considered a document that certifies the culmination of the training process and, therefore, enables and opens the door to the performance of a profession. In the documents in which the procedures and guidelines for the management and defense of the FDP are established, it stands out as a work or a project that the students will carry out with the guidance and appropriate advice of their tutor. To favor the realization of this type of work, specific guidelines should be proposed in any of the stages of a FDP, from the selection process to its evaluation. The general purpose of this article is to contribute to the design and development of FDP by providing guidelines that serve as a didactic strategy to encourage student motivation, contribute to the development of work, improve learning outcomes and encourage debate and reflection, to achieve a quality FDP and in which the established competences are acquired.
Final Degree Project, Didactic Guide, European Higher Education Area.