Improving Student Capabilities Through Multi-Disciplinary Learning- Service Projects

García Martin, Javier and Gallego Sánchez Torija, Jorge and Perez Martinez, Jorge Enrique (2019). Improving Student Capabilities Through Multi-Disciplinary Learning- Service Projects. In: "12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation", 11/11/2019 -13/11/2019, Sevilla, España. ISBN 978-84-09-14755-7. pp. 5406-5414. https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2019.1303.

Description

Title: Improving Student Capabilities Through Multi-Disciplinary Learning- Service Projects
Author/s:
  • García Martin, Javier
  • Gallego Sánchez Torija, Jorge
  • Perez Martinez, Jorge Enrique
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: 12th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Event Dates: 11/11/2019 -13/11/2019
Event Location: Sevilla, España
Title of Book: ICERI2019 Proceedings
Date: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-14755-7
Subjects:
Freetext Keywords: Service-Learning; Project Based Learning; Energy Efficiency; Multidisciplinary Project
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Sistemas Informáticos (UPM)
Department: Sistemas Informáticos
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The new university context is demanding new capabilities to our students. In this work we will focus our attention in three of them. Firstly, besides the technical competences relatedto their specific degree, student must demonstrate generic skills such as team working, communication or problem solving. Second, they must be able to cooperate with other technicians who belong to different areas.Real engineering projects are usually multidisciplinary in order to provide complete solutions to global problems. Finally, in the current times, social and environmental awareness has become more relevant. Engineering has to participate in the solutions for the main social problems, and engineering students should also realize this responsibility. This work is aimed at developing a teaching experience to foster these three capabilities in our students. To achieve this, we organize a multidisciplinary project in which students from two different degrees cooperate in order to achieve a common goal. This project follows the Learning-Service methodology, so that students perform a relevant service to society. We pay attention to the process followed in the design of the projectresolution, in particular the supportrequired by the students. So we help them to acquire the skills needed to face the projectby using Project Based Learningprinciples and some learning theories.Some satisfactory results obtained from the first experience carried out during the year 2017-2018 with a reduced number of students, encourage us to widen this work in 2019.

Funding Projects

TypeCodeAcronymLeaderTitle
Universidad Politécnica de MadridI.E. 2017-2018UnspecifiedJavier García MartínActividades multidisciplinares de Aprendizaje-Servicio: elaboración de una guía-soporte para el diseño e implementación de casos prácticos relativos a la eficiencia energética en edificios

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Item ID: 65048
DC Identifier: https://oa.upm.es/65048/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:65048
DOI: 10.21125/iceri.2019.1303
Official URL: https://iated.org/archive/iceri2019
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 26 Jan 2021 09:13
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2021 15:59
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