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Durnali, Mehmet – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2020
More and more people across the world seek a university education. Therefore, universities offer full or partial distance undergraduate and postgraduate degrees to meet that demand. Distance education has become more widespread with advances in the Internet and computer technologies and online learning and teaching software (e.g., Learning…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Foreign Countries, Online Courses, Distance Education
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Damiani, Maria Sticchi – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
This paper suggests that, although the Bologna process officially began in the late 1990s, the conditions that made it possible had already been created in the previous decade through the growing practice of international academic cooperation, mainly triggered by EU inter-institutional programmes. As the need for structural reforms in some higher…
Descriptors: International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, International Organizations, Educational Change
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Barbato, Giovanni; Moscati, Roberto; Turri, Matteo – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
University teaching is under pressure to evolve in line with the social, cultural and economic changes of modern society. This process inevitably affects the professional profile of academics since it creates an increasing tension between the traditional modes of teaching and the learning styles and professional expectations of students. This…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Role, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Nobre, Ana Maria de Jesus Ferreira – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2018
Teaching and learning a foreign language at a distance implies many challenges, namely regarding oral skills. At Universidade Aberta (the Portuguese Open University), and taking into account its virtual pedagogical model (Pereira, 2007) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (Alves, 2001), we suggest curricular paths which…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Web 2.0 Technologies
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Fringe, Jorge Jaime dos Santos – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2018
This article presents results of a study carried out at the Faculty of Education of the University Eduardo Mondlane, in Mozambique, aimed to assess the extent to which the bachelor course in Psychology promotes multiple intelligences as superimposed to holistic learning styles within its effort to develop students' competences. For that purpose,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bachelors Degrees, Psychology, Holistic Approach
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Ishengoma, Johnson Muchunguzi – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
Available documentary and research evidences reveal that the majority of Tanzania universities' graduates (public and private universities) lack competencies or technical skills (employability skills) required for the job market and by potential employers, despite massive curricular reforms implemented in the public higher education sector since…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, College Curriculum
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Benatuil, Denise; Laurito, María Juliana – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
The implementation of the competence-based education approach at university level is a vehicle for the global transformation of the current Higher Education system. Over the past few decades, psychology has increasingly focused on the identification of core competences in the education of psychologists. The U.S., Canada and Europe have adopted…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Psychology, Competency Based Education
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Alshamy, Alsaeed – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
The study aims at investigating the perceptions of both academics and students on student workload in Credit Hour System at the Faculty of Education at Alexandria University (Egypt). It uses the wider international experience of higher education reform, including Tuning Africa Project -- II, to propose implications for policy and practice on how…
Descriptors: Credits, Time Factors (Learning), Foreign Countries, College Students
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Cinque, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The world of work is changing profoundly, at a time when the global economy is not creating a sufficient number of jobs. Many documents issued by the EU and various researches, carried out by companies and human resources experts, point out that the so-called "soft" skills are closely connected with employability, particularly for young…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Employment Opportunities, Job Skills, Definitions
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Hakky, Rafee – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
It is well established that Tuning's development of the concept of competences for the improvement of what is referred to as student-centered approach has proven itself beneficial in developing higher education programs. This paper examines the application of competences suggested by Tuning-MEDA to the benefit of teaching architecture. Two courses…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Building Design, Architectural Education, Competency Based Education
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Weldmeskel, Fisseha Mikre; Michael, Dreyer Johann – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
This study describes the extent of which the use of quality formative assessment on lessons of a course involves the students as self-regulated learners. There is an increased interest among educational researchers to observe improvement of student self-regulation on learning. The predominant use of summative assessment remains a challenge to…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Student Evaluation, Independent Study, Psychology
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Al Husban, Ahmad A. S.; Al Husban, Safa A. M.; Al Betawi, Yamen – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
Higher educational systems become increasingly oriented towards the competences-based student-centered learning and outcome approach. Worldwide, these systems are focusing on the students as a whole: focusing on their dimensional, intellectual, professional, psychological, moral, and spiritual. This research was conducted in an attempt to answer…
Descriptors: Program Implementation, Competency Based Education, Student Centered Learning, Architectural Education
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Getachew, Kinde; Birhane, Asfawossen – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
Research on area of self efficacy theory is scarce in African context though several scholars propose the need for investigating the practical utility of the theory in other cultural settings aside from Western countries. We have tested the theory of self-efficacy in Ethiopian context and showed how an innovative classroom based strategy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Efficacy, Instructional Innovation, Mathematics Instruction
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Donà dalle Rose, Luigi F. – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2015
We explore on the basis of a simple survey tool the "perceived" impact of the Erasmus mobility experience on the improvement of the thirty generic competences of the Tuning Europe list. We rely on a self-assessment procedure, i.e. on data collected by the Erasmus Office of the University of Padova, Italy, through end-of-stay…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Mobility, College Students, Competence
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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