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Pages: 3645-3651
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-617-8491-2
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2017.0891

Conference name: 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 6-8 March, 2017
Location: Valencia, Spain


M. Valiente Lopez, M.C. Sanz Contreras, J.R. Osanz Díaz

Universidad Politecnica de Madrid (SPAIN)
Innovating is not waiting for the lights to turn on and unexpectedly "find a great solution". It is an old and obsolete approach. To innovate is to live it, to work it, to investigate it, to feel it, to improve it, to imitate it ...but with a cadence that we could call it scientific: if it can be at every time and every day. This approach speaks to us of knowledge, the scientific knowledge, of laying the foundations and starting points. It is different from the widespread of creating, of inventing from nothing, of saying "eureka". To say ¡Eureka! it is necessary to have work on it, to be in what you are, to know well where you are and what possibilities and opportunities are possible, in short, to know ... .that is different from the traditional way of inventing.

Innovation as invention it´s boring, very typical of the capitalist system, where finally a Superman does impossible things. No, social innovation is something that is available to anybody who wants to improve what they live or what others need, and precisely motivated, by others. We need to change the way we work, in and out of the classroom. Incorporate aspects that we have not experienced and that will let us - we hope - new possibilities and above all, to walk towards what we are looking for, for the student to lead together with his peers his own process of self-learning. (Blogs, pills, relationship styles and communication, more improvisation and less programs, etc. etc.)

We need to expand our horizons and knowledge (discover what we don´t know and we would like to know, and expand what we think we know and, maybe, we can go deeper), knowing how to integrate new lines of social reality and combine them with our methodologies and ways of working. An example of this, more than necessary, is to relate educational innovation - what we could call, ways of learning and their spaces - to the so-called social, sustainable, community economy or whatever we want to call it. And so with many other things that are changing life and need to combine them with our experienced ways of doing things and working.

In the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), we are studying new ways of teaching in architecture, and one of the important parts is the first day what we began our studies the first day of class, in the first term. We are going to see the teaching and learning methodologies, educational innovations and experiences in technology and development in architecture, in building engineering, when our students began their career or their studies.

We will see what the first days will be like in the beginning of our students' careers and the importance of this.
author = {Valiente Lopez, M. and Sanz Contreras, M.C. and Osanz D{\'{i}}az, J.R.},
series = {11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-617-8491-2},
issn = {2340-1079},
doi = {10.21125/inted.2017.0891},
url = {https://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2017.0891},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Valencia, Spain},
month = {6-8 March, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {3645-3651}}
AU - M. Valiente Lopez AU - M.C. Sanz Contreras AU - J.R. Osanz Díaz
SN - 978-84-617-8491-2/2340-1079
DO - 10.21125/inted.2017.0891
PY - 2017
Y1 - 6-8 March, 2017
CI - Valencia, Spain
JO - 11th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
JA - INTED2017 Proceedings
SP - 3645
EP - 3651
ER -
M. Valiente Lopez, M.C. Sanz Contreras, J.R. Osanz Díaz (2017) THE FIRST DAY IN THE UNIVERSITY, INTED2017 Proceedings, pp. 3645-3651.