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Nabaho, Lazarus; Turyasingura, Wilberforce – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
Quality assurance of African higher education is at the top of the region's development agenda. Prompted by the imperative to enhance the quality of higher education, the Africa Union Commission is implementing the African Quality Rating Mechanism (AQRM). The AQRM is a continental tool that affords higher education institutions an opportunity to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Higher Education, Educational Quality
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Bergan, Sjur – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
The goal of the Bologna Process was to develop a European Higher Education Area within a decade. The goal and the process proved to be attractive, new countries steadily applied for accession, and the Bologna Process has brought about substantial reforms. At the same time, the drive and optimism of the early years has given way to more measured…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alignment (Education), Educational Policy, Educational Cooperation
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Ladenheim, Roberta Inés; Hernández, Cecilia Inés – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2018
Healthcare professionals' education is evolving to meet people's needs towards a more comprehensive, collaborative and interdisciplinary training. In medical education in Argentina, in the context of international discussions around competence-based education (CBE), competence frameworks are being developed for undergraduate and postgraduate…
Descriptors: Health Services, Interdisciplinary Approach, Patients, Safety
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Alshamy, Alsaeed – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The study aims at using the outcomes of Tuning Africa Project -- I to propose implications for policy and practice for enhancing the quality of Teacher Education Programmes in Egyptian higher education. It investigates the views of different stakeholders -- academics, students, graduates and employers -- who relate to three faculties in charge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality
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Suñé, Letícia Soares de Vasconcelos Sampaio; Urquiza, Roberto de Armas – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
A comparative education analysis between the competence-based curriculum deployed at the Deusto University and the Tiradentes University was done. The analysis has focused on the following aspects: Educational theories; Curriculum design; Psycho-pedagogical guidelines; Teaching, learning and evaluation methodologies; Planning of execution;…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Alignment (Education), Comparative Education, Competency Based Education
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Lennon, Mary Catharine – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
As one of Canada's 13 distinct jurisdictions, Ontario is a national leader in developing a competency-based postsecondary education system. Hindered by challenges of a disaggregated system of policy actors in system design, quality assurance and credit transfer, sweeping change has not occurred. Instead, various bodies with operational powers over…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Postsecondary Education, Educational Quality
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Ssentamu, Proscovia Namubiru; Ezati, Betty Akullu; Bisaso, Ronald; Pekkola, Elias; Hölttä, Seppo – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
With the urge to Africanise the curriculum following colonisation, many African countries are still wary of the educational initiatives from the developed countries. However, with the clear curriculum design and development guidelines provided by various national Quality Assurance bodies, African countries need not fear migrating curricula from…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Partnerships in Education, Institutional Cooperation, Alignment (Education)
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Varella, Evangelia A. – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The European Chemistry Thematic Network is a non-profit making association focused on enhancing the quality and harmonising the features of chemical education and training all over the European Higher Education Area. In the context of quality assurance, it developed European Quality Labels in Chemical Sciences, which were initiated in the frame of…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance
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Isaacs, Ann Katherine – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
In recent years, for a variety of reasons, higher education has begun to be considered much more frequently than previously in terms of 'regions', or 'macro-regions'. Although for decades countries sharing some characteristics, or perceived as geographically or culturally closely related to each other, have promoted forms of cooperation between…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Geographic Regions
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Sackey, Samuel M.; Ancha, Venkata Ramayya; Chinyama, Moses P. M.; Onana, Charles Awono; Danwe, Raïdandi; Megahed, Mohammad M.; Delpouve, Béatrice; Chama, Shadreck; Mahomed, Nawaz; Kayibanda, Venant; Mukeba Yakasham, Léonard Kabeya; Müller, André – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
This paper describes the contribution of the Tuning Methodology toward harmonisation of undergraduate mechanical engineering programmes in Africa. This methodology is an interactive process in which academics develop high quality curricula and learning standards for students through the identification of generic and subject specific competences in…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Higher Education, International Cooperation, Educational Cooperation
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González, Julia; Yarosh, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
The development of degree profiles is an important art which has become quite specialized in recent years. This article concentrates on the analysis of the importance of the role of degree profiles in the design of degrees and, as a consequence, in Higher Education in general. It analyses, particularly, the work of the Tuning Project and its main…
Descriptors: Profiles, Alignment (Education), Higher Education, Educational Cooperation
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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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Avvisati, Francesco; Jacotin, Gwenaël; Vincent-Lancrin, Stéphan – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
As innovation increasingly fuels economic growth, higher education institutions and systems face the challenge of equipping students with the skills required by innovative economies. Using two international surveys of tertiary education graduates five years after their graduation, we show that the innovative, tertiary-educated workforce comprises…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Development, College Graduates
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Hahn, Karola; Teferra, Damtew – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
This article explores the state of higher education in Africa as it relates to the experience and lessons learned in the Tuning African higher education project. It analyses the specific African dimension of the methodology, its contribution to the reform efforts in teaching and learning, and the critical issues vital for quality enhancement and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Alignment (Education), Educational Quality