Revista Ingenierías Universidad de Medellín
Print version ISSN 1692-3324
GIRALDO, Gloria L. and URREGO GIRALDO, Germán A.. Constructing engineering curriculum based on problems and integral training. Rev. ing. univ. Medellín [online]. 2010, vol.9, n.16, pp. 71-89. ISSN 1692-3324.
The model proposed in this paper for constructing engineering curricula begins with problems identification in social context, which claim for the existence of a training program. Knowledge required for curricula elaboration comes from four sources: the first one, encloses the philosophical, pedagogical, epistemological, and psychological foundation; the second one, the universal knowledge areas, which support the engineering; extra-academic knowledge constitute the third source, and finally internal and external knowledge. Curricula aim to the integral training of engineers, by the definition of program's training purposes and thematic contents, in four training dimensions: to be, to know, to do, and to behave. The model focuses on training purposes and thematic contents on social context problems.
Keywords : engineering curricula; problem-based curriculum; training purposes; thematic units; curricula organization units.