Educating in Project Management: an innovative approach. A shared-experience among Spanish Universities

Ordieres-Meré, Joaquín and Alba Elías, Fernando and González Marcos, Ana and Uruburu Colsa, Ángel (2011). Educating in Project Management: an innovative approach. A shared-experience among Spanish Universities. In: "Nordic Academy of Management conference, NFF 2011", 22/08/2011 - 24/08/2011, Estocolmo, Suecia. pp. 101-105.

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Title: Educating in Project Management: an innovative approach. A shared-experience among Spanish Universities
Author/s:
  • Ordieres-Meré, Joaquín
  • Alba Elías, Fernando
  • González Marcos, Ana
  • Uruburu Colsa, Ángel
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: Nordic Academy of Management conference, NFF 2011
Event Dates: 22/08/2011 - 24/08/2011
Event Location: Estocolmo, Suecia
Title of Book: Proceedings of Nordic Academy of Management conference, NFF 2011
Date: 2011
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Industriales (UPM)
Department: Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

This work presents an educational formal initiative aimed to monitor the acquisition and strengthening of competences by students that are being taught in project management subject. Groups of students belonging to three universities, embracing different knowledge areas such as engineering, biology, etc., were selected to run the experience. All of them had nevertheless a common and basic starting point: inexperience in project management field. In this scenario, we propose a new theoretical and practical approach oriented to reinforce problem-solving and related competences in a project management subject context. For this purpose, a Project-Based Learning (PjBL) initiative has been specifically designed and developed. The main idea is to bring a real world engineering project management case into the classroom, where students must face up to a completely new learning approach –groups in different locations, collaborative mode and unspecific solution, supported by a powerful internet platform:.project.net (http://www.Project.net). Other relevant aspects such as project climate, knowledge increasing, have also been monitored during the course. Results show and overall improvement in key competences. The obtained information will be used in two ways: to feed the students back about personal opportunities for improvement in specific competences, and to fine-tune the experience for further initiatives.

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Item ID: 11533
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/11533/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:11533
Official URL: http://www.fek.su.se/en/NFF-2011---start/
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 24 Jul 2012 07:59
Last Modified: 11 May 2017 18:32
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