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Bonelli, Nadezhda; Nibbs, Anna –, 2019
This paper presents an innovative project-based learning activity meant to support language beginner students to develop, via their core curriculum, five enterprise capabilities ("authentic problem-solving;" "innovation and creativity;" "risk-taking;" "taking action;" and "true collaboration"),…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, High School Students
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Kurose, Mikiko –, 2019
Interacting with peers can be difficult for some students, due to their personality as well as to their learning styles. This paper shows how the Task-Based Approach (TBA) can be implemented and how digital resources can be used in language teaching and learning to enhance the students' experience and foster autonomy. To do so, I describe tasks I…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Japanese
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Torres-Barzabal, Luisa María; del Pilar Ortiz-Calderón, María; Barcia-Tirado, Dolores María – TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 2019
In recent years, e-learning and b-learning designs for graduate courses have proliferated in the European Higher Education Area. This paper includes the definition for a model for the assessment of the quality of on-line teaching based on an audit by specialised technical personnel who are independent of the design of the teaching materials and…
Descriptors: Audits (Verification), Educational Quality, Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment
Gover, Anna; Loukkola, Tia; Peterbauer, Helene – European University Association, 2019
Ample evidence suggests that even though student-centred learning is a topic of great interest and benefit to universities across Europe and beyond, there are widespread difficulties in addressing the concept in practice, mostly due to its broad scope. This report presents the status of student-centred learning in Europe's universities and offers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Student Centered Learning, Educational Quality
Loukkola, Tia; Peterbauer, Helene – European University Association, 2019
Universities across Europe are calling for a more student-centred, inclusive university environment bringing together all actors of the university community, while also implementing measures to achieve such a cultural shift. Members of the EUA [European University Association] Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups are -- each based on their…
Descriptors: Universities, Peer Groups, Educational Environment, Teaching Methods
Korhonen, Vesa, Ed.; Alenius, Pauliina, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2018
Internationalisation have recently featured in discussions and initiatives related to various fields of higher education. Educational leaders, institutions and national policy-makers, but also international actors, such as the European Union and UNESCO, have promoted the internationalisation of higher education. Increasing emphasis on…
Descriptors: International Education, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
European University Association, 2018
Over the past three years, the European University Association (EUA) has been working on a number of initiatives related to higher education learning and teaching. Activities include knowledge building and studies, institutional development and peer learning, as well as a related policy statement and recommendations. The following of these are…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Peer Groups, Institutional Mission
Meierkord, Anja; Day, Laurie – European Commission, 2017
In 2006, the European Parliament and the Council adopted the Recommendations on Key Competences for Lifelong Learning. The framework sets out eight competences, which citizens need for 'personal fulfilment and development, active citizenship, social inclusion and employment'. Language competences play a prominent role in the framework, with two…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Lifelong Learning
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Dalziel, Fiona; Davies, Gillian; Han, Amy – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2016
The European Language Portfolio (ELP) was designed as a tool that "supports reflective learning and fosters the development of learner autonomy" (Little 2009, "The European Language Portfolio: Where pedagogy and assessment meet". Strasbourg: Council of Europe.…
Descriptors: Modern Languages, Undergraduate Students, Portfolios (Background Materials), Second Language Learning
Laptander, Roza Ivanovna, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2016
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise, description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Geographic Regions, Educational Policy, Language Minorities, Language of Instruction
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Miñano, Rafael; Aller, Celia Fernández; Anguera, Áurea; Portillo, Eloy – Journal of Technology and Science Education, 2015
This paper describes the experience of introducing ethical, social and environmental issues in undergraduate ICT engineering degrees at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. The experience before the Bologna Process was concentrated on developing elective courses related mainly on the field of the International Development Cooperation. The…
Descriptors: Ethics, Engineering Education, Information Technology, Higher Education
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Carson, Lorna; Do, Eunjee – Language Learning in Higher Education, 2013
A growth in interest in Korean contemporary culture in Europe has benefitted Korean language studies in Higher Education. This article describes an innovative Korean language programme in the School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Since its establishment as a pilot project in 2010, the Korean…
Descriptors: Korean, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Capa, Agueda Benito – Higher Learning Research Communications, 2012
Universidad Europea de Madrid, along with other universities and the support of the Agency for Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Prospects for the Community of Madrid (ACAP--Agencia de Calidad, Acreditación y Prospectiva de las Universidades de Madrid), developed a tool to measure progress in the construction of the European Higher Education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, Adoption (Ideas)