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de Prada, María Dolores; González, Julia – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
This article presents the results of an action-research implementation project based on a system that weaves together five different routes to facilitate the development of competences through the use of multiple learning paths for primary and secondary teachers. The first and initial results that the article deals with relate to the experience of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Program Implementation, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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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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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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Adelman, Clifford – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
This essay is an empirical account of English language use, across three continents, in 40 Tuning and analogous discipline-based statements of desired demonstrated competences and learning outcomes in higher education. It is primarily concerned with lexical and semantic matters, takes the perspective of the student as the primary reader and…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Qualifications, Alignment (Education), Behavioral Objectives
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Ssentamu, Proscovia Namubiru – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2014
This paper reviews the ideological trends in initial teacher education curricula in East African universities during the post-independent and contemporary times. From the mid-1960s and mid-1980s, initial teacher education curricula were integrated and harmonised with support from the East African Community whose efforts were coordinated by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ideology, Educational Trends, Preservice Teacher 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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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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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
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Karavayeva, Yevgeniya V.; Kovtun, Yelena N. – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
This article considers how TUNING-compatible programme profiles could be developed in the Russian Federation in the context of: on-going reform of the higher education; introduction of the new generation of Federal State Educational Standards (FSES); development of the new professional standards; implementation of a system of public accreditation…
Descriptors: Profiles, Program Descriptions, Academic Standards, Accreditation (Institutions)
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van Vught, Frans; Huisman, Jeroen – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
In this paper we argue that both internal and external pressures and conditions urge contemporary higher education institutions to carefully think through their institutional profiles positions in domestic and global higher education contexts. We subsequently analyse strategic positioning from the strategic management literature and offer four…
Descriptors: Profiles, Institutional Characteristics, Strategic Planning, Higher Education
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González, Julia; Ryan, Paul D.; Wagenaar, Robert – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
Higher education is fundamental to both national and global contemporary knowledge economies. It is also a driver for social change (see for example) which crucially includes making higher education available and relevant to a wider section of society and improving the mobility and relevance of its graduates in the workplace. New tools are…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Knowledge Economy, Occupational Mobility, Social Change
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