The different teaching-learning activities are taught by faculty that excel in teaching and in teaching-learning methodologies, including all the potentialities offered by today’s technology. We have a balance between expert, research-oriented professors and professors who currently work in their profession.
The seminars are training venues held each semester throughout the entire degree programme, with small groups of 10-12 students guided by a professor-tutor. The seminar facilitates interdisciplinary learning, intellectual and professional reflection, methodologies based on problem-solving and case studies and monitoring of the practicums, research projects or professional practice. They also make it possible to track each student in a personalised fashion. The professor-tutor helps guide the students in their academic, personal and vocational orientation.
In all of the subjects and modules, students do many of the activities in small groups which facilitate project work and cooperative learning, in order to achieve maximum personal involvement in learning.
The professional practicums are carried out in pioneering, innovative organisations, institutions and schools. They help students learn about the profession and acquire both tools and contacts that can help find a job. We have agreements with more than 1,000 practicum centres.
The organisation of the curriculum and the training or orientation venues for teaching-learning processes are aimed at facilitating the acquisition of the professional competences needed to work as a professional in today’s world. One of Blanquerna’s hallmarks is the sound professional preparation of its graduates, which is also reflected in their high job placement levels.
Especially in the seminars, the programmes are organised such that students acquire generic or cross-curricular competences gradually. These competences include responsibility and autonomy, initiative and creativity, teamwork, a results orientation, communication skills and emotional and social competences. Students acquire these key competences in our faculty, which are the ones that prepare them for the working world and that best characterise personal talent and maturity.
The subjects in the field of the Humanities included in all the training programmes facilitate both a well-rounded cultural education and personal reflection on underlying issues facing the individual. They help to promote global perspectives on problems and a consideration of the ethical factors of the profession.
The faculty offers students the chance to participate in numerous exchange programmes and to engage in practicums abroad. It also gives them the chance to participate in diverse international cooperation programmes.