We need to rethink the way in which students receive knowledge and skills. Traditional models such as master classes are not enough. In this context, CEU Universities are developing Exploria, an initiative designed to learn based on projects and case studies applied to the first year of Law, Business Management and Marketing.
The project Exploria offers considerable changes:
Ending up with the format of individual subjects without links between them and ending up with barriers between degrees. Creating a community of teachers which means returning to the origin of university creating a universe of teachers and pupils. Teaching by skills to increase motivation. Boosting humanistic subjects in addition to subjects that form part of the syllabus of each degree. This is a new way of learning for these new times, or in other words, the Exploria project.
Therefore, a proposal: going back to basics, restoring the role of teachers as mentors and companions in the learning process.
At CEU we think that University is not only an entity which provides education services. That being an undergraduate cannot be reduced to achieving a certain number of credits. With this learning based on projects and case studies we wish to create a real community around knowledge and the need to know more as connecting point.
Therefore the role of teachers is not that of mere instructors but rather of facilitators of the learning process. Hence, they encourage motivation, critical thinking and collaborative learning.
The student learns thanks to what he discovers. Has to investigate, analyse, reason both individually and in teams and act with future professionals who wish to become: leaders with knowledge and values”.
An example of this way to gain knowledge based on projects and case studies is the initiative developed in the first year of Law with a role play on a hearing of a trial for example.
Within the context of the project Exploria that presents a transversal reformulation of the contents of degrees of the area of Economy and Business learning by projects the University has organized several breakfasts for professionals.