DEVELOPING INNOVATION ACTIONS FOR IMPROVING THE STUDENTS’ COMPETENCES OF THE TOURISM FINAL DEGREE PROJECT
Universitat Jaume I (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Conference name: 9th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 3-5 July, 2017
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:This study presents the guidelines and steps followed by the Tourism Degree Commission members to enhance the students’ competences of the tourism final degree project (FDP) at Universitat Jaume I of Castellón. The innovation actions developed are embraced and financially supported by a learning//educational innovation project.
The experience obtained by the teaching staff of the FDP subject, in the previous years, has evidenced the need to improve the methodological preparation of students who are faced with this project in an area of knowledge as transversal and interdisciplinary as tourism.
We strongly consider that receiving this preparation in advance would increase the quality of the FDP and reduced the potential conflicts with the tutors who assess this process.
Specifically, the project developed has three main stages: the analysis of the students’ needs and preparation of the actions, the implementation of them and, finally, the analysis of the results and conclusions reached.
This contribution aims to show the details of each one of the three main stages, as an experience of the student’s methodological preparation enhancement action that has been implemented. Therefore, this study can provide guidelines to other degrees and subjects on how enhancing the student’s theoretical and methodological competences to develop an academic project.
Keywords: Research competences, innovation actions, final degree project.