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Promoting 21st century skills in Higher Education through collaboration and activities

  • Nadia Sansone
  • Donatella Cesareni
  • Ilaria Bortolotti

The paper presents a model of university teaching where students are involved in concrete activities and collaborate while developing key competences for the academic and working future. 52 students of the Degree Course in Psychology at the Sapienza University of Rome participated to the activity. The method of data collection and analysis combines qualitative and quantitative approach. Results show a general perception of skills enhancement and a good appreciation of the course, especially in comparison with traditional learning modes

  • Keywords:
  • skills,
  • collaborative learning,
  • project-based learning,
  • technologies,
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Nadia Sansone

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3413-7983

Donatella Cesareni

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-8485-8498

Ilaria Bortolotti

Sapienza University of Rome, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-3271-5989

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  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Pages: 163-173
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
  • © 2018 Author(s)

  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Content License: CC BY 4.0
  • © 2018 Author(s)

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Promoting 21st century skills in Higher Education through collaboration and activities


Nadia Sansone, Donatella Cesareni, Ilaria Bortolotti





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Employability & Competences

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Innovative Curricula for New Professions


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