A project on teaching methodologies and SDGs led by Dr Albareda gets under way with the Fundació Puig Teaching Innovation III Grant

22/05/20
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The project entitled “Metodologías docentes activas para implantar los objetivos de desarrollo sostenible (ODS) de manera interdisciplinaria en UIC Barcelona” (Active teaching methodologies for incorporating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in an interdisciplinary manner to UIC Barcelona), led by the lecturer Silvia Albareda at the Faculty of Education, has been selected as the only recipient of the Fundació Puig Teaching Innovation III Grant. Ten other lecturers from UIC Barcelona have also participated in the project presented by Dr Albareda, including external participation from Emilio Chuvieco, full professor at the University of Alcalá.

A project on teaching methodologies and SDGs led by Dr Albareda gets under way with the Fundació Puig Teaching Innovation III Grant
The proposal has been awarded €9,580 and was praised by the jury for being “an innovative, well-grounded and solid project, meticulously presented and well-structured”. The jury commended the promotion of the SDGs as an innovative idea, as well as the interdisciplinary nature of the project, which is connected to a wide range of disciplines.  They also recognised "how well the idea has been coordinated and structured, which will greatly benefit many students at UIC Barcelona”.
 
The jury for this third call was chaired by Mercedes Navarro, director of the Fundació Puig, and Elena Santa María, director of the Teaching Innovation Classroom, as well as the following representatives also from the Teaching Innovation Classroom: Dr María Arregui, Dr Pilar Fuster, Dr Isabel Villanueva, Dr Mariona Graell, Dr Vicenç Sarrablo and Dr Dolors Gil. 
The jury selected the winning project from among ten project proposals. A total of 54 lecturers presented projects at the Fundació Puig’s latest call, either as individuals or as a group.  
The Fundació Puig Teaching Innovation Grant aims to support work carried out by lecturers at UIC Barcelona and future contributions in the form of innovative projects that seek excellence in teaching by introducing improvements to students’ learning processes and to the quality of university teaching at UIC Barcelona. 
 
This year, due to the current circumstances caused by COVID-19, the University has not been able to physically host the awards ceremony as it has done in previous years, and the jury's decision was made online.