Skill Development In Social Science Subjects: A Proposed Methodology

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Juan-Antonio Mondejar-Jimenez
Maria Cordente-Rodriguez
Carlota Lorenzo-Romero
Jose Mondejar-Jimenez
Manuel Vargas-Vargas

Keywords

European Convergence, Innovation, Skills

Abstract

The university has to train students in skills which according to the demanding requirements of the job market and social environment are the basis of their competitiveness: specific skills or generic skills cutting across the different degrees.

The convergence framework defined by the European Higher Education Area requires the incorporation of educational and psychology progress in skill development, because the teacher becomes a teaching facilitator instead of a transmitter of knowledge, where the students learn to learn and the lecturer teach how to learn; for this the teacher guides students' self-learning, using appropriate resources, working methods and monitoring. This paper examines the skills required of students on social science courses and shows the experience of how to develop, promote and evaluate these skills.

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