- Análisis del proceso de innovación curricular en la Escuela de Fonoaudiología de la Universidad de Chile
- Curricular Innovation Process of the School of Speech & Language Pathology at University of Chile
The process of curriculum innovation at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Chile has implied an important challenge for authorities, faculty members, and students. The university has adopted a model based on competences which students have to demonstrate in different areas of the discipline in order to accomplish the graduate profile. In this respect, the Speech & Language Pathology undergraduate program has developed a new curriculum based on competencies, subcompetencies and learning outcomes for each domain of the academic training. The new curriculum involves renewed didactic methodologies and a new approach in the learning process. This would place the student in a more active role (learner centredness). Five domains corresponding to the different professional areas of the Speech & Language Pathology program were developed based on the demands and training needs. The present article describes and explains the constituent elements of the new curriculum, providing information about the areas which were emphatically assumed by the Speech & Language Pathology Department.
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