Transferable skills and hours of learning: how do students manage them?

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Title: Transferable skills and hours of learning: how do students manage them?
Authors: De-Juan-Vigaray, María D. | González Gascón, Elena | Subiza, Begoña | Martínez Mora, Carmen | Vallés Amores, María Luisa | Posadas García, José Adolfo | López García, Juan José | Hernández Ricarte, Victoria | Peris, Josep E. | Cuevas Casaña, Joaquim
Research Group/s: Investigación+Docencia+innovación: plus (Idoi:plus) | Métodos Cuantitativos para la Economía | Economía del Turismo, Recursos Naturales y Nuevas Tecnologías (INNATUR) | Discapacidad y Familia
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Marketing | Universidad Miguel Hernández. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Jurídicas | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Métodos Cuantitativos y Teoría Económica | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Análisis Económico Aplicado | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Derecho Civil | Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Organización de Empresas | IES La Torreta de Elche. Departamento de Formación y Orientación Laboral | Universidad de Valencia. Departamento de Análisis Económico
Keywords: Transferable skills | Survey | Independent study | Hours of learning | Commercial distribution | Mathematics
Knowledge Area: Comercialización e Investigación de Mercados | Fundamentos del Análisis Económico | Economía Aplicada | Derecho Civil | Organización de Empresas | Historia e Instituciones Económicas
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)
Citation: DE JUAN VIGARAY, María D., et al. "Transferable skills and hours of learning: how do students manage them?". En: Proceedings of INTED2012 Conference [Recurso electrónico] : 5th-7th March 2012, Valencia, Spain. Valencia : IATED, 2012. ISBN 978-84-615-5563-5, pp. 435-442
Series/Report no.: COM | Ce_0001_12
Abstract: The present study examines how, within the context of the modules of Red EUCE: I+Do+I (Spanish for “Network of the Programme in Business Studies: Research + Teaching + Innovation”), different social sciences modules help students to acquire several transferable skills. The modules involved are: Mathematics, Statistics, Commercial Distribution, and Health Economics and Management of Social and Health Services. We designed a survey based on previous models to analyse skills acquisition, and used an online questionnaire that students answered voluntarily and anonymously. The questionnaire included a question about the time, apart from the contact hours, that students devote weekly to study. Our aim was to explore if the amount of independent study required by each module is in keeping with the number of credits assigned to it. Our findings reflect the students’ perception, and show that they believe to have acquired a good level of the transferable skills here analysed: teamwork, independent learning, decision-making based on the application of knowledge to practice, problem analysis using unprejudiced critical reasoning rigorously and accurately, oral communication, written communication, active participation in class, and the use of computer tools. Regarding the number of hours of independent study, one of the tenets of the new learning philosophy promoted by the Bologna Process, we found that students devote an average of 2.78 hours per week to each module. This means (in a programme with five modules per semester) about 14 hours a week of independent study. If we bear in mind that students in new programmes have 20 compulsory contact hours per week, this workload is compatible with the number of credits and the weekly hours available to the students.
Sponsor: The International Association for Technology, Education and Development (IATED).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10045/22564
ISBN: 978-84-615-5563-5
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/conferenceObject
Peer Review: si
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