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Cooperating to Meet the Challenge of Credit Transfer: U.S. and International Perspectives ISEP Biennial conference 2008 Washington DC, 20 - 22 November.

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1 Cooperating to Meet the Challenge of Credit Transfer: U.S. and International Perspectives ISEP Biennial conference 2008 Washington DC, November 2008

2 Introduction: Credit Transfer European perspectives Monica Nylund 22 November 2008 ISEP Biennial conference 2008

3 Credit transfer Learning agreement (study plan/course request list) Contract between the student, the home university and the host university Credits will count towards the students degree at the home university

4 Learning agreement In Europe introduced by the Erasmus- programme Europe before the Bologna process: wide differences, but the aim was to exchange students despite the differences in the systems The Bologna process is about dialogue,wiping out confusions (Guy Haug)

5 ECTS European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System a tool for facilitating the recognition of the courses for exchange students when returning to their home institution not based on contact hours, but efforts. The number of hours a student would need to reach the set objectives of a course

6 the aim within ISEP is also to exchange students despite the differences in academic systems to have an open dialogue, and to try to understand each others systems

7 Thank you for your attention!


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