Integration in training offers benefits to students and society as a whole.
- The training offered at universities should prepare the student for performance in a work field but also in daily life.
- Responsible for educational centers and teachers should aim to meet the quality of the training offered.
- Universities must adjust their offer to the needs of their target audience.
At the advanced education level, universities are associated with academic spaces in which to learn theoretical and practical knowledge for the exercise of a specific career or profession. However, this is not the only thing taught by higher education institutions.
As social actors, universities must promote the integral development of their students. That is to say, to train them at a professional level but also at a personal level, preparing them for insertion in the labor market, but also for socialization.
How is this preparation achieved? With an integrating university education, which understands the students as a heterogeneous group, and attends to their diversity.
This type of training requires the design of a concrete educational strategy by the educational centers and their leaders, and at the same time, the training of the teachers who will be the ones who take contact with the students. For quality in education, human quality must be added, as a way to achieve this goal.
Benefits of integrative education
With this type of training, students learn to recognize, identify and accept diversity and adapting to it. Therefore, the formation of more inclusive students is promoted.
In addition, universities can eliminate this division between hard skills and soft skills so present in the labor market. That is, train their students in the technical skills of each profession but at the same time turn them into people with good communication skills, decisive, creative and capable of leading.
In the long term, this change in the way of conceiving education will not only transform societies, but also universities themselves. By allowing an integrating university education these centers can be sure that the professionals who work in them in the future will reiterate this model and therefore promote the path of development that has been initiated.
This type of training is, therefore, an infallible guarantee for social development.