Action Learning in the neighbourhood of Benicalap(Valencia):aninnovative teaching and learning experience inan International Development Master

20/06/2018 to 22/06/2018
4th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (HEAd’18)
This article aims to analyze an innovative teaching and learning experience carried out by the “Development Cooperation Master’s Degree” taught at the Politechnical University of València (UPV), Spain. During two weeks, the students of the Master carried out an Action Learning process in the neighborhood of Benicalap (Valencia), with the aim to explore how the housing conditions in the neighborhood influence on the youth’s learning and aspirations. The process was developed with the participation of three local organization. As outputs of this research, some proposals for improving the neighbourhood were presented to several actors from Benicalap. University exercised then a part of its social responsibility, moving lessons from the classroom to the street. In turn, UPV students acquired social and technical skills for their personal and professional development.
Valencia (Spain)
Victoria Pellicer-Sifres, Alejandra Boni, Monique Leivas Vargas, Vania Wassel Antich