Disciplinary Training and Professional Practices Effects on Soft Skills Development

Abstract

At present, the development of soft skills or transversal skills has become a relevant issue for higher education institutions. The purpose of this research is to evaluate the discipline training and professional practices effect on the soft skills development of the UNIMINUTO Vicerectoria Regional Sur (VRBS) students. This research will be developed under a pragmatic paradigm and a mixed model design characterized by making a parallel evaluation based on an exploratory investigation that generates quantitative and qualitative data and analysis. The participants will be 163 undergraduate students of UNIMINUTO Vicerectoria Regional Sur (VRBS) of the programs: social work, social communication, and psychology, the students will be chosen by sampling for convenience. Finally, it is important to point out that the results obtained will allow us to consider whether pedagogical adjustments are necessary into the curricular component and the professional practices to train professionals with the capacity to do and the skills necessary to be. It is hoped that with the present research, the student community of the Minuto de Dios University Corporation will be benefited through the identification of priority needs for training in personal skills that can have an important impact on the work area and professional development to strengthen the profile of UNIMINUTO graduates. Finally, it is important to point out that the results obtained will allow us to consider whether pedagogical adjustments are necessary both to the curricular component and to the professional practices.



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Irina Granados, UNIMINUTO, Colombia
Andrea Romero, UNIMINUTO, Colombia
Glenny González, UNIMINUTO, Colombia
Sandra Lopez, UNIMINUTO, Colombia

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Conference: ACE2019
Stream: Interdisciplinary

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