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Pages: 5308-5313
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-617-5895-1
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2016.0229

Conference name: 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 14-16 November, 2016
Location: Seville, Spain

EVALUATION OF SOFT SKILLS THROUGH RUBRICS IN SUBJECTS RELATED TO LIFE SCIENCES

The process of convergence towards the European Higher Education Area has highlighted the importance of soft skills for University Education. These skills provide the students with the capacity of innovation and adaptation to change, being their acquisition necessary for professional life. At the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV, Spain), 13 soft skills have been proposed, according to both current regulations and accreditation agencies. In our educational innovation working group, we study different methods of teaching and evaluating these outcomes in subjects related to the Life Sciences. In particular, in this work we present a proposal to evaluate soft skills by using rubrics.

The proposal consists in evaluating the skill “Ethical, environmental and professional responsibility” through an e-rubric completed by lab mates during the laboratory sessions. This skill aims to obtain knowledge, abilities, and attitudes useful to interact with the environment, from an ethical, responsible and sustainable point of view. This outcome must be trained and assessed in the subject “Molecular Biochemistry”, which is included in the Biotechnology program at the UPV.

The results obtained through the rubric are compared with those achieved in ad hoc questions evaluated by the supervisor in the final exam. All this information is analyzed and discussed with the objective of improving the activity for future years. The subjects related to Life Sciences and, in particular, their credits of laboratory and field studies, are a suitable framework for the acquisition of soft skills.
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author = {Lis{\'{o}}n, P. and L{\'{o}}pez-Gresa, M.P. and Ba{\~n}uls, M.J. and Gonz{\'{a}}lez-Mart{\'{i}}nez, M.A. and Cebolla-Cornejo, J. and D{\'{i}}ez, M.J. and Esteras, C. and Ferriol, M. and Leiva-Brondo, M. and Llorens, J.A. and Merle, H. and Peir{\'{o}}, R.M. and Pic{\'{o}}, B. and P{\'{e}}rez-de-Castro, A.M.},
title = {EVALUATION OF SOFT SKILLS THROUGH RUBRICS IN SUBJECTS RELATED TO LIFE SCIENCES},
series = {9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2016 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-5895-1},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2016.0229},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2016.0229},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {14-16 November, 2016},
year = {2016},
pages = {5308-5313}}
TY - CONF
AU - P. Lisón AU - M.P. López-Gresa AU - M.J. Bañuls AU - M.A. González-Martínez AU - J. Cebolla-Cornejo AU - M.J. Díez AU - C. Esteras AU - M. Ferriol AU - M. Leiva-Brondo AU - J.A. Llorens AU - H. Merle AU - R.M. Peiró AU - B. Picó AU - A.M. Pérez-de-Castro
TI - EVALUATION OF SOFT SKILLS THROUGH RUBRICS IN SUBJECTS RELATED TO LIFE SCIENCES
SN - 978-84-617-5895-1/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2016.0229
PY - 2016
Y1 - 14-16 November, 2016
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 9th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2016 Proceedings
SP - 5308
EP - 5313
ER -
P. Lisón, M.P. López-Gresa, M.J. Bañuls, M.A. González-Martínez, J. Cebolla-Cornejo, M.J. Díez, C. Esteras, M. Ferriol, M. Leiva-Brondo, J.A. Llorens, H. Merle, R.M. Peiró, B. Picó, A.M. Pérez-de-Castro (2016) EVALUATION OF SOFT SKILLS THROUGH RUBRICS IN SUBJECTS RELATED TO LIFE SCIENCES, ICERI2016 Proceedings, pp. 5308-5313.
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