Abstract

In the academic year 2012-2013, the Faculty of Science and Technology of the New University of Lisbon (FCT/UNL) conducted a complete revision of its curriculum, with the goal of enhancing the training of its students and increasing the employability of its graduates. In its new profile, the FCT/UNL now includes three distinct teaching periods in an academic year, with the introduction of a five-week period between the two traditional semesters. During this period, several transferrable skills courses are taught in an intensive regimen. In this article, we present the motivations that led to the creation of the course entitled 'CTCT - Transferable Skills for Science and Technology', its incorporation into the new curricular profile of the FCT/UNL, its main objectives, and its syllabus. We also present the methods used in the allocation of students to classes and groups and the feedback from teachers and students participating in the course.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages1198-1202
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4799-8707-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2015
EventInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015 - Firenze, Italy
Duration: 20 Sep 201524 Sep 2015

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015
CountryItaly
CityFirenze
Period20/09/1524/09/15

Keywords

  • Academic Curriculum
  • FCT/UNL
  • Soft Skills
  • Transferrable Competencies

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    Costa, R. A., Fonseca, J. M., Kullberg, J. C., Martins, N. C., & Santana, F. (2015). Soft skills for science and technology students: A pedagogical experience. In Proceedings of 2015 International Conference on Interactive Collaborative Learning, ICL 2015 (pp. 1198-1202). [7318206] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ICL.2015.7318206