Development and assessment of key skills in undergraduate students: An action-research experience

  • Ana Fernández-Santander Departamento Ciencias Biomédicas Básicas
  • María José García-García
  • Beatriz Sáez-Pizarro
  • María José Terrón-López
Keywords: developmment, assessment, descriptive templates, key skills, professionals, rubrics, teachers

Abstract

Employers look for professionals able to work in a team, able to approach problems, with the capacity to analyze and resolve problems, under the constant renewal of knowledge and competencies. In this paper, a group of University teachers from different areas of knowledge presents an experience to introduce key employability skills in the higher education students’ curricula. This work has been developed under the action research scope. The first goal was to make an analysis of terms referred to key skills, generating an integrated denomination for each competency. The elaboration of general templates for key skills is proposed here as a useful tool that provides information about development, assessment and marking of each skill. Different types of rubrics and assessment templates, used during this experience, are presented.

DOI: 10.18870/hlrc.v2i1.37

Author Biography

Ana Fernández-Santander, Departamento Ciencias Biomédicas Básicas

Departamento de Ciencias Biomédicas Básicas

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Published
2012-03-01
How to Cite
Fernández-Santander, A., García-García, M. J., Sáez-Pizarro, B., & Terrón-López, M. J. (2012). Development and assessment of key skills in undergraduate students: An action-research experience. Higher Learning Research Communications, 2(1), 32-49. https://doi.org/10.18870/hlrc.v2i1.37
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