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

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The Skills of University Students in Educational Settings Assessed by Company Tutors: A Longitudinal Study in Italy
Cristiana De Santis, Marta Cecalupo, Anna Salerni

Last modified: 28-04-2020

Abstract


The paper aims at investigating what the fundamental characteristics of a trainee of the Courses of Studies in Education and Training Sciences of the University of Rome La Sapienza are, as identified by the company tutors who evaluate them during the traineeship. The aim is to understand whether trainees are trained to act in educational settings. The analysis of a particular item of the questionnaire addressed to the company tutors, has shown that the trainees in the educational field are well integrated in the institution where they do the treaineeship, thanks to the possession of “key skills” that we have deduced from the open responses of the tutors. These skills are also among the most requested ones by the world of work. We conclude that the traineeship is an important formative moment for the professions in the educational field and that it is possible to grasp the necessary link between theory and practice.

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