Research work wins international award demonstrating the quality of FCT Curricular Profile.
The communication "Soft Skills for Science and Technology Students - A pedagogical experience" won the Best Paper Award Special Track TaT - Talk about Teaching of WEEF2015 - World Engineering Education Forum that took place between 20th and 24th September in Florence, Italy.
Presented work the global education forum focus in the revision of the FCT Curricular Profile – Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova - carried out in the 2012-2013 school year. The award demonstrates the excellence of the results of the new Curricular Profile whose main objective is to improve training and increasing the employability of the FCT NOVA graduates.
New Curricular Profile includes three separate teaching periods during the scholar year, introducing a period of five weeks between the two traditional semesters, allowing the inclusion of several intensive soft skills courses.
The paper emphasis the CTCT Course - Competências Transversais para Ciências e Tecnologia, presenting the reasons that led to its creation, the used methods in the distribution of students and groups by class, its objectives and its curriculum.
It is also presented and discussed the feedback obtained from students and teachers who participated in the three editions of CTCT indicating the effectiveness of both the methodology and of the adequacy of the syllabus.
Ruy Araújo Costa, José Manuel Fonseca, José Carlos Kullberg, Nelson Chibeles Martins, Fernando Santana. Soft Skills for Science and Technology Students -
A pedagogical experience. IGIP Special Session TaT'15. World Engineering Education Forum 2015. 20-24 September 2015, Palazzo dei Congressi, Florence, Italy.
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