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Quality Culture Project
arose directly from the European University Association’s first
action plan, which was approved by the EUA Council in Dubrovnik
(September 2001). The issue of internal quality was presented as a
central priority to both the development of individual institutions
and the European Higher Education Area.
European Commission decided to fund this project as part of the
“Accompanying Measures” in the Socrates Programme in 2002-03 (Round
(Round III). It was agreed that this project would be open to all
higher education institutions in Europe, i.e., Socrates and
non-Socrates countries universities and other types of higher
Quality Culture Project involves several phases which have been
designed to build a dynamic process and to enable participants to
reflect on key aspects of their current situation and to develop an
Through co-operation in
small networks focused on specific themes, universities are expected
to identify good practices to enhance quality in their thematic
The Quality Culture Project – Round III is grouped into six thematic networks: Research Strategy and Industrial Partnerships, Leadership, Implementing Bologna Reforms, Teaching and Learning: Implementing Learning Outcomes, Women in Universities: Research, Teaching and Leadership, Programme Evaluations: Joint Degrees. .Each network contains HEIs of different age, size, geographic location and experience in the network theme. Each network is lead by a coordinating institution with good experience in the network theme, which is in charge of structuring the discussion and organizing the network meetings.
Teaching and Learning:
Implementing Learning Outcomes
is the thematic area of the Network 4 of the Quality Culture
Project- Round III. The participating institutions are: University
of the Aegean (coordinator), National University of Ireland Cork,
South Eastern European University, University of Camerino, The
University of Hradec Králové, Université de Liège, Vyrtautas Magnus
University, University College Winchester.
The main objectives of the network are:
Learning outcomes are increasingly important for HEIs as a means to design student-centred and competence-based curricula and to evaluate them. The network focuses on the identification and implementation of learning outcomes in curricula and how these can be used to improve the learning experience of students. Special interest is given to the integration of learning outcomes and ECTS.
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For any queries on Teaching & Learning: Implementing Learning Outcomes, please contact: teaching&learning secretariat