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Innovación educativa (México, DF)

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PAOLONI, Paola Verónica  and  CHIECHER, Analía Claudia. Experiences of training and labor insertion of engineers: The voices of the protagonists based on biographical research. Innov. educ. (Méx. DF) [online]. 2013, vol.13, n.61, pp.22-44. ISSN 1665-2673.

This paper analyzes the experiences of a group of graduates from a university in Argentina. We worked with forty engineers who received their diplomas between 2008 and 2010. Using a longitudinal survey and in-depth biographical interviews, we analyzed their perceptions and values related to the training they received and their processes of labor insertion. The study complements quantitative analysis with biographic-narrative interviews to form a case study. The results are organized along four lines: characteristics of the educational path of the participants, difficulties identified in labor insertion, assessment of the causes associated with said difficulties, and suggestions to improve future training programs. Additionally, the work identified an emergent and transversal dimension that accentuates the potential for the situated perspective of learning to impact curricular designs that give priority to an integral education, oriented towards facilitating the process of labor insertion for graduates.

Keywords : Labor insertion; biographies; engineers; situated perspective.

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