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Pages: 5735-5742
Publication year: 2013
ISBN: 978-84-616-2661-8
ISSN: 2340-1079

Conference name: 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 4-5 March, 2013
Location: Valencia, Spain

PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, FROM THE ACADEMIC TO THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD

L. Reig1, M.J. Ruá1, B. Saez2, A. Pitarch1

1Universitat Jaume I. Mechanical Engineering and Construction (SPAIN)
2Universitat Jaume I. Indsutrial Engineering and Design Department (SPAIN)
Studies programmers in academic contexts must take into account the student’s capabilities, maturity and their future interests. Graduates are educated to face professional world which is different from academic world. According to this, the studies programmes should be aimed to bring students closer to occupational world, progressively. This paper shows an example of the learning process of students in Building Engineering Degree at Jaume I University (Castellón, Spain), where the Project Based Learning methodology is applied. The learning process of students in their first and third academic year will be analyzed focusing on the projects that were developed in the academic year 2011/2012. While first year students worked on traditional constructions, third year alumni analyzed prototypes presented in the competition Solar Decathlon 2010. Besides the higher complexity of the project developed in upper levels, students showed more maturity in decision making and team work, which is highly convenient for the professional skills.
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author = {Reig, L. and Ru{\'{a}}, M.J. and Saez, B. and Pitarch, A.},
title = {PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, FROM THE ACADEMIC TO THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD},
series = {7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2013 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-616-2661-8},
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location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {4-5 March, 2013},
year = {2013},
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TI - PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, FROM THE ACADEMIC TO THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD
SN - 978-84-616-2661-8/2340-1079
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CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 7th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
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L. Reig, M.J. Ruá, B. Saez, A. Pitarch (2013) PROJECT BASED LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION, FROM THE ACADEMIC TO THE PROFESSIONAL WORLD, INTED2013 Proceedings, pp. 5735-5742.
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