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

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Boosting employability through the use of Authentic Learning Scenarios
Angels Fitó Bertran, M.Jesús Martínez-Argüelles, Dolors Plana-Erta

Last modified: 25-06-2019

Abstract


Education for employability is one of the greatest challenge for Higher education institutions in Europe, but especially in Spain. The European Higher Education Area assumes that competence development becomes crucial to connect higher education curricula with evolving labour market demands. The Authentic Learning Scenarios foster the competence development bringing work experience to the formal learning. Considering that online learning methodologies seems to have a relevant role into a life long learning perspective to achieve authentic learning environments is a singular challenge.

We have introduced the authentic learnig scenarios attributes into a specific subject and we have tested its impact on students competence profile. Apart from testing if the new subject design is effectively atuthentic, the findings show that when the learning process includes authenticity the students perception about their perfomance in the competence more relevant for the job market improves.


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