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ERIC Number: EJ813517
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0957-7572
Planning a Master's Level Curriculum According to Career Space Recommendations Using Concept Mapping Techniques
Toral Marin, Sergio L.; Martineztorres, Rocio; Barrero Garcia, Federico J.; Vazquez, Sergio Gallardo; Vargas, Enrique; Ayala, Vicente Gonzalez
International Journal of Technology and Design Education, v16 n3 p237-252 Sep 2006
Nowadays the European Universities are worried about how to adapt higher education to the new European Higher Education Area, as proposed in the Bologna Magna Charta Universitatum of 1998, and signed by 32 European Education Ministers. One of the key points in this higher education reform was the introduction of new Master's level curricula. These Masters will look for the professional specialization and they will have to be adapted to the specific skills demanded by the society. This paper presents the results from a cooperation project--funded by the AECI (International Cooperation Spanish Agency) and developed between the University of Seville (Spain) and the Catholic University of Asuncion (Paraguay)--by about the planning of a new master's level curriculum in digital signal processing (DSP) area, taking into account the Bologna principles and the conclusions obtained by the Career Space Consortium. A scientific method from social science, known as concept mapping techniques, was used to perform this planning. Basically, the idea of concept mapping consists of compiling the opinion from actors belonging to different environments (lecturers, researchers, workers, businessmen, etc.) related to DSP applications. The compiled data were statistically computed to cluster the opinions of the different agents. The result will be a master's level curricula adapted to the environment requirements and the social settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Paraguay; Spain