The problem number one in any country is education. And in Spain the subject walks scrambled from different instances that affect all levels of education, including University. It is time to think about education and do it thoroughly. The organic law of education in Spain leaves the door open so that the autonomous communities cut hours of subjects like philosophy, opening some communities leverage as Valencia to reduce his schedule; the process of Bologna University convergence will bring to Europe adocenada University, in which quality just by measuring the amount. The number of students has become decisive for determining the quality of a commodity or a postgraduate degree, and there is no room for specialization. One thing is know a lot of little, know each time more than less and end up knowing everything about nothing; something very different, know only generalities, because, they say, thats what is preparing to adapt to any market need. This is the message of Bologna, assumed with fervor by retrograde and progres.
We then quejaremos of savage neoliberalism. The new airs insist on preparing students to develop skills in the sciences and Humanities as well as technical studies. The old debate about whether educating consists in form or report has gone out of fashion, because you already know any teacher or professor that theirs is to prepare competent girls and boys. Competent, for what? To perform jobs assigned by the labour market, it is clear. Therefore, if there is a plan of any educational level or a postgraduate studies, paragraph longer and more complicated shall not which refers to the contents of the materials, but which relates to competencies. Competence is a set of knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to carry out an occupation and produce a definite result. I consulted a colleague of pedagogy, and with a good dose of irony, he gave me an example: someone is competent to make a bed when you know what is a bedspring, a mattress, what they are the savannas, realizes how it is best to place them and also feels something important enough as to try to leave them well, without wrinkles and without that the embozo remains uneven.