Application of New Educational Methodologies Adapted to the EHEA Guidelines for Manufacturing Engineering Teaching in University Curricula
Since the birth of European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the higher education institutions of European countries have been involved in the complex process of re-designing of their curricula according to the new educational criteria oriented to the convergence of contents and methodologies in teaching university curricula. According to the principles pursued by the so named Bologna process, the present work is focused on the description of experiences accumulated by these authors in adaptation of their courses of manufacturing engineering, as a previous stage to complete re-formulation of study plans for engineering programmes that are taught in Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingeniería Industrial (ETSII) of Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena. The strategies followed for the enhancement of the interest of students towards the theoretical and practical teachings, and the promotion of traverse and specific competences specially associated to these courses are explained in this work, as well as the academic results provided by the new educational methodologies assumed for the teaching-learning process.
P. Franco et al., "Application of New Educational Methodologies Adapted to the EHEA Guidelines for Manufacturing Engineering Teaching in University Curricula", Materials Science Forum, Vol. 625, pp. 9-17, 2009