Memorias de investigación
Research Publications in journals:
Sustainable Development Planning: Master's Based on a Project-Based Learning Approach
Year:2019

Research Areas
  • Higher education and university education,
  • Rural development

Information
Abstract
The educational subject of Sustainable Development Planning in Europe is evolving due to the implementation of the Bologna Agreement across the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). This paper analyses a project-based learning strategy for training Sustainable Development Planning in postgraduate programs, in Spain (Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, UPM). This project-based learning strategy is applied to an International Postgraduate Program for Sustainable Rural Development-Erasmus Mundus, Master's of Science-with the participation of five European Union universities that formed the Agris Mundus Alliance for Sustainable Development. Using a mixed methods approach, the research examined the program's implementation through student and staff perceptions, from the technical, behavioral and contextual project management skills. The paper argues that the "Practical Learning platforms" used in the Master's demonstrate the correct approach of the learning strategy based on teaching-research linked to the professional sphere. The findings that were identified can be categorized as follows: (1) Perspective: holistic thinking and intellectual coherence, defining the contextual skills that must be navigated within and across the broader environment, (2) Practice: experiential learning by reconnecting to real-life situations, and (3) People: Personal and interpersonal skills required to succeed in sustainable projects, programs and portfolios. Reflections on the experience and main success factors in the learning strategy are discussed.
International
Si
JCR
Si
Title
Sustainability
ISBN
****-****
Impact factor JCR
2,576
Impact info
Volume
11
10.3390/su11226384
Journal number
22
From page
1
To page
23
Month
SIN MES
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Participants

Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local