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Edinova, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this article is to explore the characteristics of the new model of PhD programs (using the case of SPSU) and to test the following hypothesis: the new model of PhD programs in Saint-Petersburg State University (SPSU) is relevant and useful for innovative development and knowledge economy formation. The hypothesis was tested according to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Programs, Educational Development, Graduate Study
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Zörner, Wilfried; Mahomed, Nawaz; Zulu, Ackim; Bader, Tobias; Tenthani, Chifundo; Cuamba, Boaventura; Chingosho, Hilton – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2020
The aim of this study was to develop the profile and competencies of a harmonised curriculum for a multi-country regional sector-specific higher education programme. The study, which was based on a case study of Renewable Energy involving six countries in Southern Africa, was based on established methodologies proposed by previous studies on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Environmental Education
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De Rossi, Marina; Restiglian, Emilia – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2019
The article reports on the results of a Design-Based Research path realized through a workshop about the "Visual Storytelling" (VS). The workshop aimed to develop teacher's professional competences about digital narrative documentation to be certified through the Open Badge system. The interdisciplinary design was developed according to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Workshops, Information Technology
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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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Frison, Daniela; Tino, Concetta; Tyner, Jonathan W.; Fedeli, Monica – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
Within the framework of modernisation of higher education systems in Europe, universities are invited to go beyond a knowledge-based perspective focused on disciplinary approaches and to be more concentrated on encouraging generic skills to deal with today's complex and unpredictable career paths. The literature about Work-Related Learning and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Skill Development, Experiential Learning
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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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Dias, Iris V.; Fernández Guillermet, Armando; Rubau, Carina E.; Tovar Toulouse, María M. – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
Research ability can be thought of as a competence, which requires other abilities -- both generic and specific -- to be successfully developed. In this study, we determine the degree of importance that the 21 specific competences (SCs) established in the Tuning Latin America (Tuning-LA) Project, have in the acquisition of research ability in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Skills, Chemistry, Science Instruction
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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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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