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Formación universitaria

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BUSTAMANTE, Miguel A; GRANDON, Maderline L; LAPO, M. del Carmen  and  OYARZUN, Claudio H. Intelligibility of Undergraduate Teaching: From Teaching for Objectives to Development of Competitions. Form. Univ. [online]. 2016, vol.9, n.5, pp.03-14. ISSN 0718-5006.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-50062016000500002.

This paper determines elements that define the intelligibility of undergraduate teaching practice in two Chilean public universities which are in the process of changing from traditional teaching by objectives to a competency-based education. The study is qualitative, not experimental and exploratory and was performed by analyzing academic activities reported by teachers of different profiles and specialties. The data were processed using analysis of content of written speeches collected from a sample of 66 teachers. It is concluded that there are divergent priorities among teachers of the University "A", with powerful emphasis on competences and teachers of the University "B" that focus on teaching by objectives. In general, the guiding principles of professors were based mainly in the traditional teaching objectives, however gradually; competency-based education is being incorporated into the usual teaching practice.

Keywords : teaching and training; professional training; pedagogical practice; teaching method; competences.

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