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Pages: 4946-4952
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-608-2657-6
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 18-20 November, 2015
Location: Seville, Spain

DEVELOPING TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: CLASS EXPERIENCES ABOUT TEAM-WORKING AND LEADERSHIP

N. Lajara-Camilleri1, A. Rovira-Cardete2, A. Bañón-Gomis2, L. Fernández-Durán2, L. Cortés-Meseguer2, M.A. Fernández-Zamudio2, J.M. Montalvá Subirats2, P. Carnicer-Andrés1

1CEGEA. Universitat Politécnica de València (SPAIN)
2Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
Introduction and Context:
Grades and Master programmes that have been recently designed in the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) do include a series of transversal and specific competences that, according to recent international accreditation processes such as the ABET -Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology-, fully accomplish the requirements that have been settled internationally.
Nevertheless, there are still some aspects to be improved related to transversal competences and they are mostly related to the lack of experience in designing, evaluating and collecting evidences of the improvement experienced by the student in these fields. Up to date, most lecturers assumed that students would learn to effectively communicate by practicing, there was no need to explicitly teach how to communicate and the same applied for team working or leadership. In fact, how can a lecturer teach how to lead when they do not how to do it or worst, they are no leaders at all? The gauntlet has been thrown down.

Methodology:
A team of lecturers from different Degrees have been introducing the work and evaluation of “teamworking and leadership” in their course during the past course, 2014/15. This paper gathers their experience through activity report with full details about the experiences (resources, timing…).

Findings:
Surprisingly, we found more reluctance to work these issues among lecturers rather than among students, even in disciplines that a priori were considered less closely to social abilities or management skills, such as for example Architecture.

Conclusion:
The implementation of these competences requires an extra time of preparation and also implies a time consumption of class hours, which is often a critical issue. However the experience has been satisfactory in all the cases: students have positively valued this innovation and lecturers are aware that the current education trends lead us on this direction, so better to join as soon as possible.

Acknowledgement:
This research is part of the Project: Integration of the transversal competence “team-working and leadership in the class”, PIME B019 of the UPV. Universitat Politècnica de València. It has been funded by the ETSID and the Vicerrectorado de Estudios, Calidad y Acreditación of the UPV
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title = {DEVELOPING TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: CLASS EXPERIENCES ABOUT TEAM-WORKING AND LEADERSHIP},
series = {8th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-608-2657-6},
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month = {18-20 November, 2015},
year = {2015},
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N. Lajara-Camilleri, A. Rovira-Cardete, A. Bañón-Gomis, L. Fernández-Durán, L. Cortés-Meseguer, M.A. Fernández-Zamudio, J.M. Montalvá Subirats, P. Carnicer-Andrés (2015) DEVELOPING TRANSVERSAL COMPETENCES IN HIGHER EDUCATION: CLASS EXPERIENCES ABOUT TEAM-WORKING AND LEADERSHIP, ICERI2015 Proceedings, pp. 4946-4952.
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