The organisers of the Congress offer expert groups from different countries the possibility to organise symposiums related to the areas covered in the 6th International Congress on University Teaching and Innovation.
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The competences of teachers and trainers at collaborating institutions in the face of changing contexts in higher education.
Coordination Jordi L. Coiduras (Universitat de Lleida)
Date and time Wednesday, June 30th, from 4pm to 7pm
With a view to providing a more professional form of training, there has been an increase in the number of credits for placements in centres, companies, services, public bodies, etc. in different sectors of the economy in the new syllabuses of the bachelor’s degrees (grados) as part of the process for harmonising and creating the European Higher Education Area. This has led to profound changes that should lead us to rethink how teaching is organised, what methodologies are used, and even what training models are used, including considering changing contexts as a set of crossroads and providing practical training to complement the theory (Tejada, 2006).
Planning and assessment of final dissertations: the experience in Europe
Coordination Glòria Estapé, grupo GI-IDES (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Date and time Thursday, July 1st., from 9am to 12.30pm
As Spain introduces its grado bachelor’s degrees to comply with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the new feature that could have the most impact in our country is the introduction of a compulsory final dissertation, referred to as the Trabajo Final de Grado (TFG), that students must produce and defend at the end of their studies. One of the main reasons this has had such an impact is the lack of experience in managing and planning this type of academic activity in most of the non-technical subjects. Indeed, in Spain a compulsory final dissertation only really existed in the different engineering degrees and diplomas. In the rest of Europe, however, and at universities in most of the English-speaking world, final dissertations are compulsory for most degrees and for most types of subjects.