Competence-based programmes in Transport: Railway Engineering


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Competence-based programmes in Transport: Railway Engineering. Training course lectured at Moscow State Railway Engineering University. June 18th 2013.

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Competence-based programmes in Transport: Railway Engineering

  1. 1. Competence-based programmes in Transport: Railway Engineering EU Expert Alex Rayón Jerez (University of Deusto, Moscow, June 18th 2013
  2. 2. The University of Deusto first opened its doors in 1886 Combined concerns and cultural interests: The Basque Country: wished to have a university of its own The Jesuit Fathers: wanted to move their school of higher studies from La Guardia (Pontevedra) to a more central location The chosen site was Bilbao: Bustling seaport Commercial city that at the time was enjoying considerable industrial growth Today the University of Deusto has two campuses located in the Basque Country's major coastal cities: Bilbao and San Sebastian
  3. 3. Number of students: 9,560 Teaching staff: 600 21 degrees adapted to the EHEA and 3 Deusto degrees 3 double degrees adapted to EHEA 62 post-graduate programmes, 31 official masters and 31 Deusto degrees 10 PhD Programmes 5 Erasmus Mundus Masters Programmes 38 Specialisation Programmes in Continuing Education (and the recently created Deusto Business School) 15% International Students 16 Joint / international programmes
  4. 4. 1999-2000: phase of pedagogical renewal begun at UD It was necessary to modernise the excessively professor-centred teaching and methodological model The new phase was in line with the recently published Bologna Declaration (1999) → European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Together with the initiatives of other European universities sharing a similar outlook and need for change Tuning Project (Strategic project: DITA: Deusto International Tuning Academy) Original leadership of the University of Deusto (Spain) and the University of Gröningen (Netherlands) Today over 200 European Universities are involved + Latin America (+ Asia soon)
  5. 5. UD Pedagogical Framework
  6. 6. Deployment of the UD Pedagogical Framework
  7. 7. The four main features of an organisation that will foster the type of development sought: 1. 2. 3. 4. A student-focused learning organisation An organisation that works as a team and values cooperation An organisation that leads and empowers people An organisation with an ethical and social commitment
  8. 8. Autonomy Co-operation Personal responsibility
  9. 9. Personal and Social development Knowledge orientation Social and ethical responsibility
  10. 10. Competence: “good performance in diverse, authentic contexts based on the integration and activation of knowledge, rules and standards, techniques, procedures, abilities and skills, attitudes and values” Three main headings: Instrumental competences: function as a means to an end Interpersonal competences: personal and relational abilities Systemic competences: skills and abilities related to an entire system
  11. 11. • It encompasses a wide range of engineering disciplines, including: – Civil engineering – Computer engineering – Electrical engineering – Mechanical engineering – Industrial engineering – Production engineering