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

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Internationalisation of a teaching experience: ToSCA UPC education for innovation workshop at UFPS, Colombia
Marta Adroer Puig, Carmen Xiomara Díaz Fuentes, Joan Lluís Zamora i Mestre

Last modified: 09-05-2018


ToSCA is an optional and intensive technical product innovation workshop that aims to include education for innovation of constructive solutions in the grade architecture programme, by applying a didactic structure based on problem solving skills, combined with cooperative learning structures and involving an industry of the sector every edition a client. The workshop has been held annually at the Vallès School of Architecture, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, since 2007 and the results of each edition can be found at: http://www.etsav.upc.edu/assignatures/tosca.

After eleven editions of ToSCA_ETSAV and one edition in TUM Munich, with a very good outcomes and by the invitation of the School of Architecture of the Francisco de Paula Santander University in Cúcuta, Colombia, we assumed, between both institutions, the challenge of internationalizing the ToSCA experience, to carry out within the Deepening Course "the ceramics in the architectural project", a first educational workshop for the innovation of technical product, suggesting the adaptability of the ToSCA methodology, in a different socio-cultural environment.

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