1 Universitat Jaume I (SPAIN)
2 Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN14 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Pages: 3520-3529
ISBN: 978-84-617-0557-3
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain
The Intensive Program HERCULES (let’s exchange HERitage of our CULture - drawing as communication tool of students of architecture/engineers from European Universities) is a EU-funded activity that represents a unique opportunity to promote the mobility of students and teachers. The program is addressed to develop systemic and transversal competences as well as specific ones in the field of the architectural graphic expression and the heritage, bringing finally knowledge and culture together. It is fully integrated in the curricula of all participating university at least as diploma supplement.

In August 2013, 35 students of architecture, building management and civil engineering and 9 teachers from 5 different European countries (Poland, Italy, Denmark, Finland and Spain) attended in Opole and Gliwice (Poland) a two-week training activity centred on freehand drawing.

The innovative teaching approach includes jointly lectures and field drawing work with a different topic each day as well as the preparation at the end of each session of a poster with the drawings of each member of the team. Teams are internationally made up creating a multidisciplinary point of view on the approach and composition of the every day poster. It seeks, methodologically and functionally, to reinforce and share sharp ideas, information and specific results as an added value to obtain the each day award.

This paper describes in more detail all these aspects, besides providing a comprehensive and holistic view of this new training activity, perfectly integrated into university curricula within the framework of the common European area of university education.
Intensive programme.