10 defining aspects of Blanquerna's Methodology
- The student is at the center of the learning process. Any student involved in a learning process researches thinks, reasons, reads, writes and communicates with the help and guidance of his/her teachers and tutors.
- The personal nature of the teaching model takes the shape of seminars. These involve small-group activities with a tutor, where the profession is worked on as a team, to reflect on and relate theory to practice.
- Integral university training with a series of values which have their roots in the Christian faith, and are always open to and respectful of all beliefs and convictions.
- Assessment is always continuous and is based on meeting challenges that are akin to those which will be encountered in the professional environment.
- Materials include concepts and principles, procedures, techniques, strategies and values, attitudes, and norms. This broad view of knowledge involves the ability to know, to know how “to do” and how “to be”.
- Teamwork is a key component. Most activities are done in groups and effective cooperation is vital for small-group activities to succeed.
- Deep-rooted links with the country of origin and internationalization are two facets of the identity of Blanquerna-URL students, capable of establishing relationships with other countries involving continued and responsible cooperation and teamwork.
- Excellence demands awareness of both strong and weak points. Assessment is essential to become competitive and to adapt one’s competences to changing professional, social, and cultural environments.
- Obligatory placements that are guaranteed, tutor-monitored, and assessed in the main companies and institutions of each of the sectors related to the degrees.
- A competent professional is a person who is able to continue learning throughout his/her life. The ability to specialize or update skills/knowledge is provided with Blanquerna-URL master’s and postgraduate degree courses.
Blanquerna, as a plural university community, is inspired by the principles of Christian humanism. It has the mission to provide an integral education in order to allow individuals to become competent professionals, with a wide sense of ethics and compromised with social transformation. Thus, being able to create knowledge focused on justice and the common good.
To be recognized at both a national and international level, as well as for its own particular and innovative educational style. Moreover, for the excellent formation of professionals with a high employment rate, as well as a strong social commitment. Finally, for the impact, their research has on society.