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A portfolio of competences, including learning outcomes, will be established based on collected data from stakeholders working in the field of marine and freshwater ecosystem sciences and management in Peru and Ecuador.


This type of portfolios refers to skills (matching labour market needs and fostering sustainable development) that Master students will need to have acquired by the end of their studies. In order to collect the necessary information, the stakeholders will be identified, specific surveys will be prepared and sent to employers, alumni, lecturers and students.


After qualitative and quantitative coding and analysis of the survey data, a portfolio of competences and learning outcomes (scientific knowledge, know-how, transversal capacities, integrative skills regarding management and governance of marine and freshwater ecosystems, etc.) was drawn during an online workshop 'Portfolio of Competences and Learning Outcomes (PCLO)' on 9 and 15 October 2020.


THE SPOC (Small Private Online Course)

THE SPOC on Dynamic Energy Budget theory for aquatic ecology applications


THE SPOC e-learning platform on Dynamic Energy Budget theory for aquatic ecology applications will be developed by UBO (in collaboration with the associate partner IRD). This introductory course on DEB theory is dedicated to Master students in aquatic biological sciences. It aims at training students to develop research-based knowledge on DEB theory, on experimental aspects as well as on theoretical developments with potential applications in ecosystem management. The course will be available in English and Spanish, but mainly promoted in English to enhance internationalisation and English proficiency of the involved students and staff.

Training modules


A deep reflection will be conducted on how to the developed training modules and active learning tool-kits suited to the Ecuadorian and Peruvian higher education context in the training of students. In addition, these modules and tool-kits will be aligned with the updated portfolio of competences and learning outcomes. 


Required adjustments and improvements will be done for the courses in the Master curricula of the 4 partner institutions in Peru and Ecuador, supported by the European partners, including curriculum design or update, incorporating innovative teaching methods, active learning, innovative fieldwork practices, etc.

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