Revista Facultad de Ingeniería Universidad de Antioquia
versão impressa ISSN 0120-6230
TIRADO, Luis Javier et al. Professional competences: Strategy for curriculum transformation in Industrial Enginering. Rev.fac.ing.univ. Antioquia [online]. 2007, n.40, pp. 123-139. ISSN 0120-6230.
This study presents the concept of competences as successful performance of a job or occupation by effectively combining knowledge, skills, values and attitudes in a defined context. Then the pedagogical and didactical importance of designing a curriculum based on competences is presented, following general procedures that begin with an evaluation of the current training plan, followed by an evaluation of the industrial, professional and social environment. Finally, a competence map, problematical nodes and learning projects are designed. The study is concluded by presenting a map of professional competences applied to Industrial Engineering, in which global competences, composed of units and elements of competence, divided into skills, knowledge, values, attitudes, fields of application and evidences develop from the mission of this professional.
Palavras-chave : Competences; Industrial Engineers; formation; curriculum.