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

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Future competencies for digitally aligned specialties: coping intelligently with global challenges
Elena Libin

Last modified: 07-05-2020

Abstract


The main goal of any education is to prepare students for future professional and life challenges. What is missing, however, from current curricula is the subject that deals with developing core competencies that are cross-cutting and focused on building the skills necessary for any specialties - technological, medical or humanities. Main results from presented joined projects - Robotic Psychology & Robotherapy Study,  and the Coping Intelligence Project - build a configuration for a shared knowledge databank on human-technology interface, as well as on how coping intelligence  impact academic achievements, professional expertise and life success. Evidence suggests that generalized efficient and inefficient problem solving in college students majoring in science, CS & IT, and mathematics is associated with various profiles that differ by learning experiences with STEM disciplines, academic locus of control, and the level of academic achievements. Furthermore, implementing a coping intelligence approach in academic curricula elucidates the transformative role of core competencies, required for the successful management of risks and challenges associated with a variety of digitally aligned professional activities.


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