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DOI: 10.31921/doxacom
Issue number: 24, January-June 2017


Carmen Ruiz Viñals Universidad Abat Oliba CEU
Eva Perea Muñoz. Universidad Abat Oliba CEU
Vanesa Berlanga Silvente. Universidad Abat Oliba CEU
Title Entrepreneurial activities and alternative learning spaces. Skills development for a hackathon day Summary he promotion of social learning spaces is part of the transformation in the educational model proposed by the Bologna process. Social learning spaces are all of the areas that are not classrooms, and which help students complete their formal education. This research reflects on social learning spaces and the activities that are developed therein where students acquire the skills demanded by the labor market, especially those known as entrepreneurial competences. The Abat Oliba CEU University organizes an annual marathon venture called Barcelona Thinking Challenge. This activity takes place in a social learning space where students acquire transversal and specific skills, as they have the opportunity to work in teams composed of students from different courses and universities, as well as company professionals. This research analyzes the results of a quantitative study that describes the students´ assessment of the activity. It also tries to determine what entrepreneurial skills the activity has allowed the participants to develop. The findings show that participants place a high value on the entrepreneurial marathon. The results also demonstrate a strong development of skills related to working in teams, leadership, and applying knowledge acquired at university to problem-solving tasks. Therefore, oral communication of ideas, problems and solutions is one of the skills that participants valued most during the marathon. Keywords Entrepreneurial activities, employability, learning modalities, social innovation, alternative learning spaces.


doi: https://doi.org/10.31921/doxacom.n24a8


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