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Tamuliene, Rasa – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
This article presents the research on support needs of the most vulnerable students in nonuniversity higher education. The research results have revealed that older, part-time students who have family and/or work responsibilities focus on academic information and counselling, foreign language training, distance study centre, legal counselling and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Needs, At Risk Students, Integrated Services
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Žibeniene, Gintaute; Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2014
The article presents which conceptions of higher education quality are most acceptable to first-year students of the study field of pedagogy. It is significant to analyse students' opinions as more than 10 years ago the EU member states agreed that higher education institutions bear responsibility for the quality of higher education. Being members…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Quality, College Freshmen, Opinions
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Kaminskiene, Lina; Stasiunaitiene, Egle – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article identifies the validity of assessment of non-formal and informal learning achievements (NILA) as one of the key factors for encouraging further development of the process of assessing and recognising non-formal and informal learning achievements in higher education. The authors analyse why the recognition of non-formal and informal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, Higher Education, Validity
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Leisyte, Liudvika; Westerheijden, Don F. – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
How are stakeholders represented in higher education institutions' decision-making bodies that influence the quality of education, and are their viewpoints taken into account? This paper addresses this question taking into account the empirical evidence from eight countries in Europe. Findings indicate that formal barriers are largely absent, that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Stakeholders
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Zibeniene, Gintaute – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article introduces external quality assessment results of first cycle and second cycle study programmes renewed under the Human Resources Development Action Programme 2007-2013 priority direction 2 "Lifelong Learning" (hereinafter the "Programme") through the aspect of planning students' independent work. Problems faced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, College Programs, Higher Education
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Juknyte-Petreikiene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article reviews forms of higher education internationalisation at an institutional level. The relevance of theoretical background of internationalised study quality assessment is highlighted and definitions of internationalised studies quality are presented. Existing methods of assessment of higher education internationalisation are criticised…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Assessment, International Education, Higher Education
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Pukelis, Kestutis; Smetona, Antanas – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Various texts related to education policy and education research have recently started using two conjugate concepts "competency" and "competence". These terms are sometimes treated as synonyms of a single concept; however, in other cases they are separated and used as two terms of different educational concepts. English also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Translation, Definitions
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Pukelis, Kestutis; Smetona, Antanas – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
In this article, an example of translation of the English term "learning outcome" into the Lithuanian system of educational terms is used to discuss semantic peculiarities of translating professional terms. Consistency of a concept signifier and content of a concept, as well as their tune with already existing systems of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Indo European Languages, Translation
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Stasiunaitiene, Egle; Norkute, Odeta – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
In this article, relevance of practice during university studies is highlighted, as well as the main stages of its organisation, qualitative parameters, as well as criteria and indicators that validate them are defined. Discussion on the idea that taking into consideration qualitative parameters of organising practice as a component of studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship
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Pileicikiene, Nora – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
The cooperation of various stakeholders' groups is a prerequisite to develop and realise high-quality study programmes, i.e. during studies to develop skills that are relevant to the labour market and social life. In order to achieve effective stakeholders' cooperation, it is necessary to identify stakeholder's groups relevant to a study programme…
Descriptors: Expertise, Labor Market, Quality Control, Foreign Countries
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Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article raises a problematic issue regarding an insufficient base of the conception of learning outcomes in the Bloom's taxonomy affective domain. The search for solutions introduces the conception of teaching and learning in the affective domain as well as presents validity criteria of learning outcomes in the affective domain. The…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Classification, Affective Behavior, Outcomes of Education
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Rutkiene, Ausra; Tereseviciene, Margarita – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article presents the stages of the experiment planning that are necessary to ensure the validity and reliability of it. The research data reveal that doctoral students of Educational Research approach the planning of the experiment as the planning of the whole dissertation research; and the experiment as a research method is often confused…
Descriptors: Experiments, Planning, Educational Research, Graduate Students
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Pukelis, Kestutis; Pileicikiene, Nora – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article discusses the concept of generic skills, underlines the importance of their development in studies of higher education, introduces methodology and results of the research on the match between generic skills of Lithuanian universities' and colleges' graduates (N=1021) and labour market needs, as well as reviews potentialities for the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Vocational Education, Skill Development
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Rostlund, Ausra; Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article grounds the structure of the external evaluation of colleges at the level of the non-university higher education sector, and it reveals the problems met in this process as well as possibilities for their solution: the phenomenon of the external evaluation of colleges is discussed and its concept is presented; the external evaluation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Problems
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Fokiene, Ausra; Sajiene, Laima – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
This paper discusses the use of portfolio method in the process of assessment of non-formal and informal learning achievements (ANILA), with reference to the example of vocational teacher education. The purpose of the article is to explore the use of "portfolio" method as an opportunity to monitor the professional development of…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Informal Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Student Evaluation
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