Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, INNODOCT 2019

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Improvement of transversal professional skills through cooperative work and group dynamics in the UPV Master's Degree in Energy Technologies for Sustainable Development (MUTEDS)
David Alfonso-Solar, Carlos Vargas-Salgado, Carla Montagud, José Miguel Corberán

Last modified: 10-04-2020

Abstract


This article presents an updating of the structure, methodology and evaluation results after 4 years of teaching (courses 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-18 and 2018-19) of a subject entitled Applied energy technology - Project course belonging to MUTEDS (Master's Degree in Energy Technology for Sustainable Development) at the Universitat Politècnica de València).

The presented subject is mainly focused on improvement of professional skills as multidisciplinary teamwork and leadership, lifelong learning, competitiveness, planning and managing of time and effective communication in English. To work these competences students have to do, in 8 sessions, the exercise of creating a company (including name and logo) where there are 4 -6 students randomly selected and with different roles, this company evaluates technical-economical-environmental feasibility of an energy project (related with energy efficiency and renewable sources in and specific location) during 8 technical session (in which roles change in each session), and present the project proposal in a public competitive event where the students vote the best work according to their point of view. In parallel, competences and academic quality of the reports are evaluated by the professors.


Keywords


professional skills, cooperative work, group dynamics

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