Jerarquización de competencias genéricas basadas en las percepciones de docentes universitarios

Translated title of the contribution: Hierarchical organization of generic competencies based on faculty perceptions

Francisca Ofelia Muñoz-Osuna*, Antonio Medina-Rivilla, Manuela Guillén-Lúgigo

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In the educative context, the term competency is referred to an integration of knowledge, attitudes, and skills that allows the individual to successfully perform a set of functions. The generic competencies are those common to most professions that are transferable between different activities in one sector or organization. During the evaluation process, remains the need to know which ones are the competencies that teachers consider as fundamental. In order to identify the perception of the teachers about the hierarchy of desirable generic professional competencies, a questionnaire of 23 competencies was applied to 111 professors of the Department of Chemical and Biological Sciences (DCBC) of the University of Sonora (Mexico). This study showed a tendency to the development of competencies related to the learning processes and oriented towards a strong academic instruction. However, interpersonal competencies were placed on the last positions; this situation shows some weaknesses on the social component of education.

Translated title of the contributionHierarchical organization of generic competencies based on faculty perceptions
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)126-132
Number of pages7
JournalEducacion Quimica
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2016

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