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Geressu, Birhane Sime – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to critically examine the impact of competence based training on employability of technical and vocational college graduates in Ethiopia. Mixed methods of research design, predominantly concurrent nested strategy were employed to conduct the study. The study involved 162 instructors, 123 Level III automotive technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Employment Potential, Vocational Education
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Iloanya, Jane – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
Teaching and learning in Contemporary Higher Education is experiencing a change of paradigm in the approach used for curriculum design and instruction. This paper examines the application of democratisation of teaching and learning as a crucial tool for the implementation of the Tuning Approach in the teaching and learning processes in higher…
Descriptors: Democracy, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Alignment (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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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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Beneitone, Pablo; Bartolomé, Edurne – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
The article addresses the issue of generic competences across different cultural contexts in the world. Using the Tuning projects data collected in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Russia, and focusing on graduates´ perspective, the authors aim to classify and compare the list of generic competences throughout all geographic regions covered by…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Cultural Context, College Graduates, Competence
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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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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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Alarcón, Francisco; Beneitone, Pablo; de Armas, Roberto; Franco, Sérgio Kieling; Suñé, Letícia; Veneros, Diana – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
There is growing consensus in Latin America on the necessity to reorganize the degree profiles in a competence-based and student-centred system, with identified learning outcomes, innovative learning and teaching strategies, and new methodologies for assessing competences which could be useful for students. There is also agreement on the need to…
Descriptors: Academic Degrees, College Credits, International Cooperation, Outcomes of Education
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Rose, Luigi F. Donà dalle; Haug, Guy – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
This article provides an overview of the profiling of higher education programmes in Europe as part of the overall process of higher education reform in Europe over the past decade (2000-2012) and of the role of Tuning in this process. The article starts with a recall of the architecture and objectives of the change process, based on the interplay…
Descriptors: Profiles, Educational Change, Higher Education, Alignment (Education)
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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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Knight, Jane – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
A notable evolution in the internationalization of higher education in the last decade has been the increasing emphasis on regional level collaboration and reform initiatives. The purpose of this paper is to examine the process of regionalization through the lens of a conceptual model and to demonstrate how different Tuning initiatives serve as…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Alignment (Education), Models, Geographic Regions
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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