Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Authentic experiential work in the socialisation of undergraduate students: an EHEA-framed epistemological consideration
Robert Martínez Carrasco

Last modified: 29-05-2017


The European Higher Education Area (EHEA) is adamant about the role of employability in curriculum development and the overall education process of undergraduate students. This responds not only to the current emerging models of economic and social growth but also to an underlying epistemological shift regarding the very nature and characteristics of Education. This article provides the epistemological foundation of the said shift, arguing, from a post-positivist perspective, how authentic experiential work in the classroom may contribute to the progressive socialisation of students into their respective communities of practice, thus bridging the gap between the labour market and the education institutions.

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