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Pages: 4451-4456
Publication year: 2014
ISBN: 978-84-617-2484-0
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 17-19 November, 2014
Location: Seville, Spain

THE UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA SURROUNDING AREA: A TEACHING RESOURCE FOR KEY SKILLS

The teaching-learning model in the context of the European Higher Education Area is based in the training of the students not only in degree-specific knowledge, but also in key skills. Spanish universities, supported by ANECA (National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation), drafted White Papers for each Bachelor Degree with the explicit aim of achieving consensus in the design of the degrees adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). Key skills play an important role in these degrees, as they are necessary skills to develop any profession. One of the key skills, common to most degrees taught in the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) is the sensitivity towards environmental issues. This paper proposes to use the resources offered by the surrounding area of the UPV campuses to promote such skill. The analysis of agricultural activity and urban planning within the suburban areas next to the Vera UPV Campus in L'Horta Nord in Valencia or in an area of high environmental interest as the La Safor Wetland (Gandia UPV Campus) allows addressing various environmental issues. For example: irrigation water management, waste management, urban planning of the cities of Valencia and Gandia, etc. Specific case studies are developed based on these agricultural systems in different subjects within different bachelor degrees taught at the UPV, as Environmental Sciences Bachelor Degree, Agricultural Engineering, Architecture or Industrial Design Engineering. Working with these case specific studies allows integrating the various Campus activities with the surrounding area and vice versa, since local people (farmers, town people, and planners) will be involved in the activities. This experience will increase students’ motivation because the lessons explained in the classroom will be put into practice in real systems. In addition, geographical proximity facilitates the activities outside the classroom without added cost to the institution.
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author = {Pascual-Seva, N. and Sebasti{\'{a}}-Frasquet, M.T. and Asensio-Cuesta, S. and Babiloni-Gri{\~n}{\'{o}}n, M.E. and Esteve-Sendra, M.C. and Palomares-Figueres, M.T. and Portal{\'{e}}s-Ma{\~n}anos, A.M. and Vargas-Col{\'{a}}s, M.D.},
title = {THE UNIVERSITAT POLIT{\`{E}}CNICA DE VAL{\`{E}}NCIA SURROUNDING AREA: A TEACHING RESOURCE FOR KEY SKILLS},
series = {7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2014 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-2484-0},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {17-19 November, 2014},
year = {2014},
pages = {4451-4456}}
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AU - N. Pascual-Seva AU - M.T. Sebastiá-Frasquet AU - S. Asensio-Cuesta AU - M.E. Babiloni-Griñón AU - M.C. Esteve-Sendra AU - M.T. Palomares-Figueres AU - A.M. Portalés-Mañanos AU - M.D. Vargas-Colás
TI - THE UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA SURROUNDING AREA: A TEACHING RESOURCE FOR KEY SKILLS
SN - 978-84-617-2484-0/2340-1095
PY - 2014
Y1 - 17-19 November, 2014
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2014 Proceedings
SP - 4451
EP - 4456
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N. Pascual-Seva, M.T. Sebastiá-Frasquet, S. Asensio-Cuesta, M.E. Babiloni-Griñón, M.C. Esteve-Sendra, M.T. Palomares-Figueres, A.M. Portalés-Mañanos, M.D. Vargas-Colás (2014) THE UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE VALÈNCIA SURROUNDING AREA: A TEACHING RESOURCE FOR KEY SKILLS, ICERI2014 Proceedings, pp. 4451-4456.
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