Looking beyond linguistic outcomes: active learning and professional competencies in higher education

Autores UPV
Revista Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciencies


This pioneer study is rooted in a constructivist paradigm and undertakes an empirical research based on a content analysis of 400 digital job vacancies to find out the employability skills required by the job market. The study is focused on introducing innovations in an English language subject in an engineering degree to enhance the development not only of linguistic skills but also of generic skills, a challenge aimed at professional competitiveness and employability. The methodology used and outcomes are discussed in this paper.