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

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A transdisciplinary educational experience at the Botanical Garden around scientific travelers
Yolanda Echegoyen Sanz, Antonio Martín Ezpeleta

Last modified: 25-06-2019


In the framework of the transdisciplinary educational innovative project “Sciences and Arts” at the University of Valencia, we present here the design and outcome of an activity around the phenomenon of scientific travelers. It consisted in a scientific-literary tour through the Botanical Garden of the University of Valencia, that 100 students from the subjects “Natural Sciences for teachers” and “Literary training for teachers” attended. The activity was designed as a collaborative work in which scientific travelers served as a pretext to address six educational aspects that the students from each subject tackled in two different ways: from a more scientific than literary approach and viceversa. The students valued very much the possibility of interaction with the other group, the fact that the expositions took place at a natural environment, the integrating of Sciences and Arts and the didactic transposition carried out.

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