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Competency maps: An effective model to integrate professional competencies across a STEM curriculum

Author
Sanchez, F.; Soler, A.; Martin, C.; Lopez, D.; Ageno, A.; Cabre, J.; Garcia, J.; Aranda, J.; Gibert, Karina
Type of activity
Journal article
Journal
Journal of science education and technology
Date of publication
2018-10
Volume
27
Number
5
First page
448
Last page
468
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10956-018-9735-3 Open in new window
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/121886 Open in new window
URL
https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10956-018-9735-3 Open in new window
Abstract
Curricula designed in the context of the European Higher Education Area need to be based on both domain-specific and professional competencies. Whereas universities have had extensive experience in developing students’ domain-specific competencies, fostering professional competencies poses a new challenge we need to face. This paper presents a model to globally develop professional competencies in a STEM degree program, and assesses the results of its implementation after four years. The model...
Citation
Sánchez, F., Soler, A., Martín, C., López, D., Ageno, A., Cabré, J., García, J., Aranda, J., Gibert, K. Competency maps: An effective model to integrate professional competencies across a STEM curriculum. "Journal of science education and technology", Octubre 2018, vol. 27, núm. 5, p. 448-468.
Keywords
Academic programs, Competency maps, Competency units, Curriculum design, Engineering education, Learning outcomes, Professional competencies, Professional skills, STEM education
Group of research
BCN SEER - Barcelona Science and Engineering Education Research Group
CRAAX - Advanced Network Architectures Lab
CREB - Biomedical Engineering Research Centre
GPLN - Natural Language Processing Group
GRINS - Intelligent Robots and Systems
IDEAI-UPC - Intelligent Data Science and Artificial Intelligence Research Center
KEMLG - Knowledge Engineering and Machine Learning Group
TALP - Centre for Language and Speech Technologies and Applications