Revista Facultad de Ingeniería - Universidad de Tarapacá
versión On-line ISSN 0718-1337
VILLARROEL G., Carlos y HERRERA S., Carlos. SOBRE LA POSIBILIDAD DE APLICAR LA METODOLOGÍA ORIENTADA AL PROYECTO, EN LA ENSEÑANZA DE LA INGENIERÍA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE TARAPACÁ-CHILE. Rev. Fac. Ing. - Univ. Tarapacá [online]. 2004, vol.12, n.2, pp.74-83. ISSN 0718-1337. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-13372004000200010.
The project-oriented methodology, incorporated in education for engineering, appears nowadays as a promising teaching option. It is based on the new epistemological postulates of the constructivistic pedagogy, that gives the student´s acting a great significance in the achievement of his learnings. Thus it is opposed to the traditional didactic focusing, ruled by the simple teacher - to - student knowledge transmission model. This paper shows the reasons that justify introduction of this methodology in engineering education, pointing out benefits and advantages provided by its implementation along the teaching-learning process. Besides making the students participation more active and dynamic, project-oriented methodology promotes reaching higher levels of learning, according to current industry and society requirements. This work presents the basic theoretical elements of this didactic option and reflections about its possible incorporation in the curricular system of the Engineering Faculty of Universidad de Tarapacá in Arica, Chile
Palabras clave : engineering education; project-oriented teaching methodology.