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

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Creativity and Innovation Skills in University STEM Education: The CHET Project Approach
César García-Aranda, Agustin Molina-García, María del Carmen Morillo Balsera, Sandra Martínez-Cuevas, Encarnación Rodríguez Hurtado, Javier Pérez Rodríguez, Jorge Rodríguez-Chueca, Yago Torroja Fungairiño, Manuel Rodríguez Hernández, María González Miquel, Francisco Ismael Díaz Moreno, Emilio José González Gómez, María del Mar de la Fuente García-Soto, Stefanos Giannakis, Isabel del Castillo González, Margarita Martínez Núñez, Fernando Blasco Contreras, Pilar Cristina Izquierdo García

Last modified: 28-04-2020

Abstract


Creativity and innovation are crucial skills to face challenges in economy, environment and social context today, especially next decade with 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all United Nations Member States.  European Higher Education System considers STEM studies play a key role to lead the global labor market and address our economic system towards more sustainability and equality model.

Innovative educational projects developed at the Universidad Politécinca de Madrid have identified lack of students skills in creativity and innovation to apply challenge based-learning and others methodologies in classrooms.

Hovewer Higher Education institutions need a whole approach to include creativity in university curricula (graduate and postgraduate programs), at the same time, professors claim support to embebed innovative methodologies in their subjects.

CHET Project is designed as a solid strategy aimed at developing an innovative process to modernization of Higher Education System in Europe. Step by step, the project begins by defining the learning environment, then developing creativity techniques and tools, and finally validating methodologies and processes. All this supported by free access online platform.

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