The process of written communication development in university classrooms under a competency-based approach
El proceso de desarrollo de la comunicación escrita en las aulas universitarias bajo un enfoque por competencias
Benavides Zúñiga, María Luisa
Aguirre Villanueva, Mauricio
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FuenteEn Blanco y Negro; Vol. 6 Núm. 1 (2015)
The present article examines several ideas about competence and reflects on the difficulties of introducing a curriculum under this approach at university. A competency-based approach to curricula means not only to develop a curriculum, but essentially to create courses that mesh together to achieve all aspects of the desired competences. It also means creating syllabi whose activities recreate real-life work situations in the classroom, so that the acquired knowledge guarantees the capability to work with proper criteria. All of this is applied to written communication as employed at a private university in Lima. The article deals also with the importance of said competence as a means for the production of new knowledge, considered a vital feature of university life.