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ERIC Number: EJ960970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1822-1645
Harmonisation of the Educational Concept "Learning Outcome" in the Lithuanian Language
Pukelis, Kestutis; Smetona, Antanas
Quality of Higher Education, v8 p12-37 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 terms are revealed, taking into consideration different evolution of education, cultural tradition and linguistic as well as terminological differences. Semantic risks of direct translations from one system of educational terms into another when a translated term does not correspond to the original meaning of a phenomenon in a primary educational tradition are identified. (Contains 1 figure, 1 table and 46 footnotes.)
Vytautas Magnus University, Centre for Quality of Studies. South Daukanto g. 27-314, Kaunas, LT-44249, Lithuania. Tel: +370-37-327973; Fax: +370-37-327973; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: European Union; Lithuania