Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, INNODOCT 2019

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“Innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship” transversal competence evaluation by technical-economic analysis of commercial electrical transformers
Paula Bastida Molina, David Ribó-Pérez, Lina Montuori, Carlos Vargas-Salgado

Last modified: 10-04-2020


“Innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship” transversal competence evaluation method (CT04-UPV) used in Electrical Machines course (2nd course, Electrical Engineering Degree) is described in this paper. Its evaluation activity consists of a technical and economic analysis of different commercial electrical transformers, carried out by the students. To this end, students get in touch with electrical suppliers, obtaining real transformers data. With this data, they can calculate transformers efficiency through its energy losses and the economic cost that these losses suppose in a period of 10 years.  In this way, students are able to question reality, identifying the existing necessity of evaluating not only its initial cost but also economic cost generated by its energy losses when selecting a transformer. With this method, CT04-UPV learning outcome referred to the 1st domain level is achieved: to question the reality, identifying improvement necessities and generating added value ideas. This methodology has been applied for the last three years in the course. In each year, students marks have been graded by the professor using a rubric. Results indicate that “innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship” transversal competence learning outcome is satisfactorily reached by students. Moreover, rating survey answered by students, using Google Forms, shows that their level of satisfaction is very high.


transversal competence; evaluation; innovation; creativity and entrepreneurship

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