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Lemaitre, Maria Jose – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
Quality assurance processes have developed in Latin America since the beginning of the 1990s, trying to deal with the changes in higher education. This article is organized from two main perspectives: the first is mostly descriptive, and it focuses first on a brief outline of structural changes, that impact on the features of higher education in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Quality Assurance, Higher Education, National Programs
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Cross, Jeffrey S.; Ekawati, Estiyanti; Fukahori, Satoko; Obi, Shinnosuke; Saito, Yugo; Tandian, Nathanael P.; Triawan, Farid – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
Following on the 2008-2012 OECD Assessment of Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO) feasibility study of civil engineering, in Japan a mechanical engineering learning outcomes assessment working group was established within the National Institute of Education Research (NIER), which became the Tuning National Center for Japan. The purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering Education, Item Banks, Outcome Based Education
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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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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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Abaida, Abdellah; Lakrari, Youssef; Abdouni, Abdeljabbar – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
To provide research insights in line with the Tuning project approach, we estimate the effects of competences on wages of higher education graduates with work experience. Using the conventional earnings regressions methods (Mincer equation) on data from a survey of graduates, we investigate the way in which the labour market reacts and rewards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, College Graduates, Higher Education
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Nabaho, Lazarus – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
Ordinarily, higher education should transform the student. Transformation refers to the development of high order subject and generic competences as a consequence of the university experience. The current discourse on generic competences, especially in the African context, focuses largely on the end (generic competences to be developed) rather…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Dentistry, Medical Education
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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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Kwaira, Peter – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
This study involved a class of serving teachers in their second year of a Bachelor of Education degree programme, in which one of the pre-requisite courses covered during first year was 'Principles of Material Science' (PMS). At the time of study, they were studying 'Machine-shop Practice' (MsP); a course based on the "Design and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Problem Solving, Vocational Education Teachers, Undergraduate Students
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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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Olaeta, Javier Villar – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
Ethical competencies are included in all competency-based education models and are considered essential for the professional preparation of students, especially in terms of their professional conduct and workplace preparedness. As such, the Tuning Academy, along with incorporating ethical competencies in its group of generic competencies, also…
Descriptors: Social Change, Social Responsibility, Service Learning, Ethics
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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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Hodzic, Sabina – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The aim of the present study was to explore the perspective for entrepreneurship among PhD students coming from variety of disciplines. More precisely, to identify the most important entrepreneurial competences for succeeding in the entrepreneurial venture, to explore whether these competences are being developed during the 3rd cycle studies, and…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Employment Potential, Entrepreneurship, Job Skills
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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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