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Jorge Torres Gómez, Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo, Carmen Peláez-Moreno and Yannelys Jerez Naranjo, "Towards the use of liberal arts to reinforce key notions in undergraduate engineering curricula," Proceedings of 12do Congreso Internacional de Educación Superior (Universidad 2020), Havana, Cuba, February 2020.


In general, curriculum design for undergraduate students on engineering covers hard topics of specific disciplines typically related to mathematics and physics where they learn the basics of theory and practice. % to develop and maintain system operation. In this direction, a variety of skills concerning the analysis and implementation of analytic formulations are typically conducted in classrooms to assess the specifics of engineering branches. However, further improvement in the effectiveness of teaching may be gained through a multisensorial approach by means of liberal arts. Through the development of art and literacy skills on curriculum design, the fundamentals of engineering may be reached from a qualitative perspective in contrast with the analytic-only standpoint from common curriculum designs. Based on previous scientific evidence, we postulate that this increases the internalization and comprehension of pregnant concepts. This paper surveys reported ideas to develop the engineering teaching process including arts and literacy perspectives. In addition, a sample of exercises are proposed and discussed for the application of these ideas to a particular subject, multimedia coding theory, as part of the curriculum of Telecommunications Engineering undergraduate students in Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.

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Jorge Torres Gómez
Antonio Rodríguez-Hidalgo
Carmen Peláez-Moreno
Yannelys Jerez Naranjo

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    author = {Torres G{\'{o}}mez, Jorge and Rodr{\'{i}}guez-Hidalgo, Antonio and Pel{\'{a}}ez-Moreno, Carmen and Jerez Naranjo, Yannelys},
    title = {{Towards the use of liberal arts to reinforce key notions in undergraduate engineering curricula}},
    address = {Havana, Cuba},
    booktitle = {12do Congreso Internacional de Educaci{\'{o}}n Superior (Universidad 2020)},
    month = {2},
    year = {2020},

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