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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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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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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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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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Beneitone, Pablo; Yarosh, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2015
Deusto International Tuning Academy is undertaking a large-scale study to analyse the impact Tuning projects may have had in participating universities. More particularly, the study hopes to provide an unambiguous answer regarding the presence or absence of the implementation of a competence-based student-centred approach in the different world…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, Universities
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Serbati, Anna – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2015
The rationale of the present paper is to investigate and stimulate a reflection on the "Tuning contribution to academic innovation" through the collection of case studies among some Tuning projects, focussing on methods and tools to implement successful and "innovative approaches to learning, teaching," and assessment…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Program Implementation, Educational Innovation, Higher 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