Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, CARPE Conference 2019: Horizon Europe and beyond

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Procedure for the evaluation of transversal competences in lab practices: application to the course on heat transfer at the Polytechnic University of Valencia
Lina Montuori, Carlos Vargas-Salgado, David Alfonso-Solar, Paula Bastida Molina

Last modified: 11-09-2019


In this paper, a procedure for the systematic evaluation of lab practices based on the development of transversal competences is presented. This procedure includes the design and completion of specific rubrics (complemented with a personal interview at the end of the session) for each of the experiments carried out during the practice, considering both individual and group educational sides. So, aspects related to the student’s behavior when working in-group (and the specific contribution of each student to the group), but also related to the individual performance, attitude, abilities and knowledge which the student should have previously acquired during the theoretical classes are considered.

A practical application of the developed method to the practices related to the course on Heat Transfer at the Polytechnic University of Valencia is presented, where some results are also summarized. In such application, the suitability of the proposed procedure is highlighted as a proper mean not just to evaluate, but also to help students developing both specific and transversal competences, which they will use during their whole career and professional life.


Lab practices; rubric; heat transfer; transversal competences; evaluation

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