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This slides present how Alberto Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) and me (www.jopolu.net) teach the Soft Skills

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Upv subject soft skills-overview

  1. 1. Soft Skills Jose-Luis Poza-Lujan, Alberto Conejero
  2. 2. Why Because 21th century companies (public and private) requires employees with a lot of skills Soft Skills
  3. 3. What,... is a Soft Skill? ● Engineering point of view ○ Hardware ■ The machine, all that you can have to do something in... your work,.. in your life ○ Software ■ All that “cover” the hardware, and gives it value Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Without hardware (Hard Skills)... the Software (Soft Skills) can’t work. Without software (Soft Skills)... the Hardware (Hard Skills) can’t be used.
  4. 4. What,... is a Soft Skill? Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) ● Emotional point of view ○ Soft Skills are necessary to enjoy your Hard Skills With Soft Skills, the Hard Skills grow
  5. 5. Who Jose-Luis Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) Alberto Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com)
  6. 6. Where: schools ● UPV (http://www.upv.es/contenidos/COMPTRAN/) : ○ ETSINF (Computing Engineering): www.inf.upv.es ○ Gandia (Communications): http://www.upv.es/contenidos/CGANDIA/ Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com)
  7. 7. When: level Master degree Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com)
  8. 8. How: taxonomy (philosophy) Based on the primary school principles of protection (by priority) 1. Don’t hurt yourself 2. Don’t allow anyone you know to hurts you 3. Don’t hurt anyone 4. Don’t allow anyone you know to hurt other one they now 5. Respect unknown people Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com)
  9. 9. How: taxonomy (philosophy) Based on the primary school principles of convicence (by priority) 1. Help yourself 2. Allow anyone you know to help you 3. Help anyone 4. Allow anyone you know to help other one they now 5. Help unknown people Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com)
  10. 10. How: taxonomy (contents) Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Designed to be agile ● Each “iteration” has a product as a result. ● Each arrow is a communication process ○ With yourself ○ With your well-known people ○ With unknown people
  11. 11. How: learning method Based on the Deming Circle: ● All stages are related with the previous stage and the next stage. ● The circle provides a continuous improvement. Useful to define the target Necessary to achieve the target Necessary to probe if the way is correct Useful to define the result and the next step Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com)
  12. 12. How: learning method Based on the Deming Circle: ● All stages are related with the previous stage and the next stage. ● The circle provides a continuous improvement. Inspiration Action Reflection Production Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com)
  13. 13. How: learning method Skill box ● The box is focussed on a skill to be learned. ● All stages are done by the students. ● The box provides a continuous learning. ● Differents stages can be used in different boxes. Inspiration Action Reflection Production Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com)
  14. 14. How: skill box Inspiration ● Used to motivate about the topic of the Skill Box. ● The student becomes aware of the soft skills related with the Skill Box. ● Inspiration is based on multimedia or social content. Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Book chapter to be readed Audio podcast to listen Video to watch Follow a person on Twitter Visit a Web on Internet Do a questionnaire
  15. 15. How: skill box Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Action ● Used to learn (or develop) the Soft skill. ● Ever based in a practical action. ● Face to face / in-class activity ● Using visual thinking to visual learning ● Gamification is welcome.
  16. 16. How: skill box Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Reflection ● Can be done in the classroom, to synthesize the work done. ● Recommended as a personal activity. ● All reflections should be written to be useful for the student.
  17. 17. How: skill box Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Production ● As a result, all skill boxes, provide a “product”. ● The reflections, can be grouped in a book, blog or portfolio. ● The result/product must be useful for the student.
  18. 18. How: evaluation Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Collecting data ● The main difficulty of the subject is to determine measurable parameters ● All students must write their reflections in a blog, or create an online portfolio to offer their own point of view about the topics worked
  19. 19. How: evaluation Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Reviewing data ● Teachers, classmates, other students, can review the blogs. Each blog can be transformed into a book to be reviewed (between 1 and 4 pages each Skill Box) The main difficulty of the subject is to determine measurable parameters.
  20. 20. How: evaluation Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Obtaining marks ● A quantitative approach: using Bloom’s taxonomy to analyze the contents of the blog/Book ● Knowledge, comprehension, and application: minimum requirements. ● Analysis, Evaluation, and synthesis: used to determine if the skill box has been useful to the student.
  21. 21. How: evaluation Soft Skills. Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). 2018. J-L. Poza-Lujan (www.jopolu.net) A. Conejero (www.albertoconejero.com) Obtaining marks ● A qualitative approach ● Using the comments to determine if the student understand the concepts ● The final marks is a combination of both approaches student student student student student student student student student student student student

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