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Birtwistle, Tim; Brown, Courtney; Wagenaar, Robert – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
Higher Education institutions have, in the framework of the Bologna Process, been called to re-define their degree programmes on the basis of the learning outcomes approach. This implies a change of paradigm moving from teacher-centred to student-centred education. The Tuning project was set-up in 2000 to develop -- through a bottom-up approach --…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcome Based Education, Educational Change, Student Centered Learning
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Wagenaar, Robert – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The competence and learning outcomes approach, which intends to improve effective performance of academic staff and students, is becoming dominant in today's higher education. This was quite different 15 years ago. This contribution aims to offer insight in the reforms initiated and implemented, by posing and answering the questions why the time…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Higher Education, Educational Change, Competency Based Education
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Wagenaar, Robert – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
During the last 25 years international mobility has become paramount in higher education. International and national authorities and higher education institutions have set-up effective structures to facilitate and implement this process. It has become part of a higher education modernization process which obtained a serious push with the start and…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Higher Education, Academic Degrees, Profiles
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González, Julia; Ryan, Paul D.; Wagenaar, Robert – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
Higher education is fundamental to both national and global contemporary knowledge economies. It is also a driver for social change (see for example) which crucially includes making higher education available and relevant to a wider section of society and improving the mobility and relevance of its graduates in the workplace. New tools are…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Knowledge Economy, Occupational Mobility, Social Change