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Innovation of education for the development of key competencies of university graduates

Zuzana Struková
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  • Faculty of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Košice, Vysokoškolská 4, 042 00 Košice, Slovakia
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Published Online: 2017-09-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/otmcj-2016-0019


Competency-based education is a new trend in the process of teaching to support and develop the com­petencies of graduates. This challenge of the European Union aimed at changes in learning processes contrib­utes to improvement in the educational qualifications of the population. Recently, in Europe and Slovakia, several research studies aimed at key competencies of graduates have been conducted. This paper provides the results of the study aimed at identification of key competencies of graduates of the study program Construction Technology and Management. A proposal for innovations in learning forms is presented as an output of the national project “Universities as Engines of Knowledge Society Development”. The innovations will influence the development of profes­sion-specific and transferable competencies of graduates of the aforementioned study program at the Faculty of Civil Engineering in Technical University of Košice, Slovakia.

Keywords : competencies; key competencies; knowledge; skills; innovations; higher education; university graduate


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About the article

Received: 2016-09-05

Accepted: 2017-05-10

Published Online: 2017-09-08

Published in Print: 2017-01-27

Citation Information: Organization, Technology and Management in Construction: an International Journal, Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1565–1573, ISSN (Online) 1847-6228, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/otmcj-2016-0019.

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