An experience to analyze the influence of active learning methodologies in the acquisition of transversal competences

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CONGRESO An experience to analyze the influence of active learning methodologies in the acquisition of transversal competences

Abstract

The learning have to respond to the demands of society, that needs professionals trained inspecific competences of each qualification or skills, and the called cross-disciplinary skills (or transversal competences), such as leadership skills, critical thinking, knowledge work team, etc. Participatory methodologies are an effective alternative to facilitate the development of attitudes, skills and abilities, hence the desirability of providing students opportunities and strategies that motivate them in the execution of their tasks, allow them to learn from experience and mistakes, and conclude in their own way of learning. These actions may certify skills acquired with the implementation of participatory strategies conveniently chosen by teachers to achieve the learning outcomes. So, it is necessary to design and put in place processes of evaluation and accreditation of skills, and that this type of learning outcomes acquired by the students, also have their social recognition and are valued by employers. The results have expanded the investigation already initiated in previous projects in order to confirm the validity of the introduction of methodological improvements in learning outcomes and acquiring the appropriate level of cross-disciplinary skills in the first years of the degree courses to engineering. The multidisciplinary character of the team GIIMA allows diversifying actions in different subjects and degrees, which generates results in different educational contexts that enrich the research, and allow them to be extrapolated, with the necessary adaptations, to other subjects and degrees offered at the university. This experience involves 11 subjects that are taught in 13 undergraduate degrees.