Do differences exist between how Engineering and non-Engineering lecturers perceive the importance of teaching competences?
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Rights accessOpen Access
A survey we conducted a few years ago concluded that higher education teachers should have the following competences: interpersonal, methodological, communicative, planning and management, teamwork and innovation. The authors of this work belong to the Institute in charge of the lecturer-training program at our university, which is basically a technical one. In order to improve our training program, we pose the following research questions: What are the competences that lecturers perceive as less important. Do our university teachers (engineering teachers) have a different perception of the importance of the different lecturer competences compared to that of other teachers? The results we present in this paper come from a survey that was sent to a total of 15,209 teachers belonging to public universities in our community, and we received a total of 2,347 valid answers. As a result of this study, we found which competences are those with a significantly bad rating by lecturers in general, and our lecturers in particular. We analyze what measures should be introduce into our teacher training program.
CitationPerez-Poch, A., Lopez, D. Do differences exist between how Engineering and non-Engineering lecturers perceive the importance of teaching competences?. A: Frontiers in Education Conference. "Frontiers in Education 2016: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business". Erie, Pennsylvania: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), 2016.
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- Departament de Ciències de la Computació - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos 
- ICE - Institut de Ciències de l’Educació - Ponències/Comunicacions de congressos