Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
The constructivist model, which guides the professional training process at USM, declares the prevalence of active processes in the construction of knowledge, understanding the student as the protagonist of it. It is a construction of its own, which occurs daily as a result of the interaction of both cognitive and social factors or aspects of behavior. This process of conceptual construction depends on the previous knowledge about the new information, activity or task to be solved, and on the external or internal activity -learning situation- that the learner carries out in this respect. In effect, the key ideas around this model recognize that:
Taking this into account and in order to favor permanent learning -in which critical reflection is essential- that contributes to the construction of new knowledge through individual and social activity, the Pedagogical Model seeks to develop in students the capacity for autonomous learning, which promotes self-regulation and favors problem solving in a context of permanent change.