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Pages: 4122-4130
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-5763-7
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain

TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR CROSS-SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION AT FIRST GRADE IN BUILDING ENGINEERING

M. Pons-Morera, E. Navarro-Astor, A. Montañana, I. Fernández-Plazaola

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (SPAIN)
The current European Higher Education Area (EHEA) scenario highlights the need to acquire knowledge and develop a range of skills in terms of academic and professional profiles. The development of transversal skills provides students with a comprehensive education. However, implementation of interdisciplinarity (ID) is unusual in the first semester of the first year in the Building Engineering Degree. In fact, traditionally, Economics and Construction Materials are subjects that belong to different departments and, hence, have been developed as completely independent areas. This has lead students to believe that the relationship between them is nonexistent.

Therefore, this paper aims to improve these subjects’ learning, through the design, planning and assessment of ID activities.
The developed methodology for these activities has been Project Based Learning (PBL) as an inclusive teaching strategy of different knowledge acquired in both subjects. Specifically, the PBL consisted in the development of an entrepreneurial project in the subject of Economics creating a construction materials company.

Results show, on one side, PBL methodology as a technique that allows knowledge integration and interdisciplinarity, and moreover, that those student working in teams who wanted to make the crosscutting between different subjects have succeeded.
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author = {Pons-Morera, M. and Navarro-Astor, E. and Monta{\~n}ana, A. and Fern{\'{a}}ndez-Plazaola, I.},
title = {TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR CROSS-SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION AT FIRST GRADE IN BUILDING ENGINEERING},
series = {9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2015 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-5763-7},
issn = {2340-1079},
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location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {2-4 March, 2015},
year = {2015},
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SN - 978-84-606-5763-7/2340-1079
PY - 2015
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CI - Madrid, Spain
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M. Pons-Morera, E. Navarro-Astor, A. Montañana, I. Fernández-Plazaola (2015) TEACHING STRATEGIES FOR CROSS-SUBJECT KNOWLEDGE ACQUISITION AT FIRST GRADE IN BUILDING ENGINEERING, INTED2015 Proceedings, pp. 4122-4130.
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