Challenges and Opportunities for Innovative Curriculums: Strategies for the Implementation of Curricular Modernization in the Teaching of Architecture

By Felipe Corvalán, Gabriela Muñoz and Verónica Veas.

Published by The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education

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The article discusses the need to build strategies for proper implementation of the new curriculum in accordance with the orientation and emphasis of innovation. This means taking on the challenge of training professionals who can interact with the complexities of contemporary society. Specifically it suggests the need to link curriculum management, formative vision and disciplinary fields. This would allow for adequate coordination among the different disciplinary lines of the career, namely, between theory and practice. A transformation that occurs because of the incorporation of the teaching model based on competency. Thus, it is expected that the future professional can solve problems and interact critically within his field of action.

Keywords: Curricular Innovation, Architecture Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Implementation, Competency

The International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, Volume 22, Issue 2, June 2015, pp.17-28. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 893.206KB).

Felipe Corvalán

Academic at University of Chile, Department of Architecture, University of Chile, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Gabriela Muñoz

Academic at University of Chile, Department of Architecture, University of Chile, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile

Verónica Veas

Académica Universidad de Chile, Departamento de Arquitectura Universidad de Chile, Arquitecto Universidad de Chile, D.E.A, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Académica Departamento de Arquitectura, Universidad de Chile., Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile