In the course of the twentieth century, the nature of knowledge has evolved substantially and has provoked important changes within the educational sector. More analytically, the new role of knowledge in the society has changed our conceptions about training and teaching, but also the approaches and models about evaluation. In this context, the majority of the European universities have incorporated, during the last years, the development of the competences in their curricula. These competences constitute their core elements and they are given the «role» of reference for evaluating the curriculum and they assume, with this policy decision, the need to change the methodological and assessment approaches. This paper aims to present this new concept about the curriculum and the new conceptual framework for the binomial learning-evaluation, which supports openly the transition from the educational models based on the transmission of knowledge to those focused on the development of competences. The paper concludes with an example of this change, related to the development and evaluation of the Final Year Project in undergraduate studies, in order to facilitate the understanding of the conceptual elements mentioned before.
|Translated title of the contribution||Reflections on the learning and assessment in the university in the context of a new higher education paradigm|
|Number of pages||26|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|