TEACHING AND RESEARCH: THE ERASMUS PLUS EXPERIENCE

A. Violano1, A. Sotiropoulou2, E. Triantis2

1Università della Campania "L. Vanvitelli" (ITALY)
2National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) School of Architecture (GREECE)
The paper illustrates the dual experience of exchange Erasmus-Plus, conducted in collaboration between the Department of Architecture and Industrial Design of Università della Campania "L. Vanvitelli" and the National Technical University of Athens - School of Architecture, focusing not only on the positive impacts that the activity has had for the two university structures, but above all highlighting the added value for the two research groups that during this experience have compared the different teaching methods implemented in the dual exchange.
Infact, Lisboa strategy gives the human capital a central role in the process of social growth and it gives learning the function of essential tool in the management of both human sources and work qualification. In this scenario, the support from the Scientific Research world can be extremely meaningful for a didactic path, where the scientific knowledge is structured to orientate, qualify and substantiate teaching, both on the disciplinary contents level and on the methodological one. Therefore, the scientific support is configured not only under the pedagogic profile, but also above all as a support structured to acquire specific knowledge/competence. This is to favour the most rightful and complete acquaintance of knowledge gained and scientifically tested by experts of the sector, who, as professors, can transfer their theoretical knowledge, practical experiences and specialist disciplinary skills.
No learning path can be considered highly qualified if high competency is not used, besides a punctual transfer of didactic contents, which will manage to maximize the learning process working not only on contents but also on competence. The Erasmus Plus, approved by the EU Regulation N.1288/2013, is designed to give concrete answers to these issues, through educational opportunities, abroad training, which puts providentially comparing educational and international research experience and interdisciplinary methods.
This paper describes the twofold didactic path implemented through methodologies aimed at developing specialized skills in the field of energy efficient and environmentally sustainable buildings, based on laboratory teaching, problem solving approach and design of technological solutions in teams, through the use of specialized software for decision support.