Perceived value from immersion educational experience for the development of transversal competences: i Week Valor percibido de una experiencia de inmersión educativa para el desarrollo de competencias trasversales: Semana i Academic Article in Scopus uri icon

Abstract

  • © 2018 Elsevier España, S.L.U.Introduction: Educational institutions currently have the responsibility to educate students, not only as experts in their disciplines, but also with transversal competences to support them in future professional and personal environments. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Technology of Monterrey, as part of its Educational Tec21 Model, has established total immersion challenging activities during the i Week, as one of the initiatives to develop transversal competencies for undergraduate programs. Objective: To identify the perceived value of i Week by the students in the development of Tec21 Model transversal competences at individual, interpersonal, organisational, and systemic level. Methodology: A quantitative, descriptive, cross-sectional and non-experimental method was conducted using 2 specifically designed questionnaires for self-reflection on the competences of the Tec21 Model. The first one measured the expectations and preferences of the students as a pre-test. The second one measured the achievements of i Week as a post-test. Focus groups and reliability tests were used for validation. The perceived value is calculated as the difference between the results of the pre-test and post-test. Results: Individual and interpersonal competences were considered with a significant perceived value by students during i Week. Conclusions: It becomes essential to reconsider the design of activities to add value to organizations and society in general.

Publication date

  • January 1, 2018