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1 Serbian National Qualifications Framework for Higher Education Presented by Antonije Đorđević April 23, 2010 National Council for Higher Education

2 Legal background Law on Higher Education (2005) Law on Higher Education (2005) Standards and procedures for quality assurance of higher education institutions and programs Standards and procedures for quality assurance of higher education institutions and programs European Higher Education Area documents European Higher Education Area documents Ministry for Education Ministry for Education National Council for Higher Education National Council for Higher Education Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance

3 Higher education in Serbia Present situation: Present situation: Two mainstreams: Two mainstreams: academic studiesacademic studies applied studiesapplied studies Three levels: Three levels: First level: basic academic and appliedFirst level: basic academic and applied Second level: masters and specializationSecond level: masters and specialization Third level: doctorateThird level: doctorate no short cycle

4 NQF in Serbia National qualifications framework is not governed by the Law on Higher Education National qualifications framework is not governed by the Law on Higher Education National Council for Higher Education has been working on the draft since July 2008 National Council for Higher Education has been working on the draft since July 2008 NQF Draft accepted at the meeting held on November 14, 2008 NQF Draft accepted at the meeting held on November 14, 2008 Workgroup appointed by Ministry of Education Workgroup appointed by Ministry of Education

5 NQF in Serbia Upgraded at several meetings of the workgroup, supported by Council of Europe, with the participation of stakeholders and foreign experts Upgraded at several meetings of the workgroup, supported by Council of Europe, with the participation of stakeholders and foreign experts Accepted by the National Council for Higher Education on April 23, 2010 Accepted by the National Council for Higher Education on April 23, 2010 Expecting changes of the Law on Higher Education: NQF to be officially accepted by the Ministry for Education Expecting changes of the Law on Higher Education: NQF to be officially accepted by the Ministry for Education

6 Principles Independently define NQF for higher education levels Independently define NQF for higher education levels Take into account Take into account legislation in Serbia legislation in Serbia Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Include Include all present levels of higher education all present levels of higher education descriptors of learning outcomes descriptors of learning outcomes Dublin descriptors are already included into standardsDublin descriptors are already included into standards ECTS ECTS prerequisites and access to subsequent levels prerequisites and access to subsequent levels

7 Introductory text Bodies responsible for adopting SNQF (Serbian National Qualification Framework) Bodies responsible for adopting SNQF (Serbian National Qualification Framework) Basic legislative Basic legislative Basic goals Basic goals What does SNQF define? What does SNQF define? SNQF and quality control SNQF and quality control Compatibility with EHEA and EQF Compatibility with EHEA and EQF

8 Abbreviations Higher education (V) Higher education (V) Academic (A) Academic (A) Applied (S) Applied (S) Level (degree) Level (degree) Sublevel Sublevel a b

9 Structure Academic Academic VA-1a – basic, three years (180 ECTS) VA-1a – basic, three years (180 ECTS) VA-1b – basic, four years (240 ECTS) VA-1b – basic, four years (240 ECTS) VA-2a – master/diploma (60 or 120 ECTS) VA-2a – master/diploma (60 or 120 ECTS) VA-2b – specialization (60) VA-2b – specialization (60) VA-3 – doctoral VA-3 – doctoral Applied Applied VS-1 – basic, three years (180 ECTS) VS-1 – basic, three years (180 ECTS) VS-2 – specialization (60) VS-2 – specialization (60)

10 Items Title (applied/academic/scientific) Title (applied/academic/scientific) Prerequisite Prerequisite Minimal ECTS credits Minimal ECTS credits Access to subsequent level Access to subsequent level Descriptors of learning outcomes Descriptors of learning outcomes Compatibility with Bologna cycles (EHEA) Compatibility with Bologna cycles (EHEA) Compatibility with European Qualification Framework (EQF) Compatibility with European Qualification Framework (EQF)

11 Sample (in Serbian) СтепенНазив студијаСтручни/академски/нaучни називПредспремаНајмањеЕСПБПроходност ка Диплому стиче студент који задовољава дескрипторе исхода учења: Еквивалентан циклус по Болоњској декларацији ВС-1основне струковне студијестручниЗавршена с редња школа 180ВС-2 Показао основно знање у области студирања које се заснива на претходном образовању и које оспособљава за коришћење стручне литературе; у стању да примени знање и разумевање у професији; има способност да прикупља и тумачи потребне податке; у стању да пренесе знања на друге; у стању да о свом раду и резултатима рада обавештава стручну и ширу јавност; поседује способности да настави студије; поседује способности за тимски рад. 1

12 Sample (in English) LevelStudiesApplied/academic/Scientific titlePrerequisiteMinimumECTS creditsSubsequentlevel Learning outcome descriptors:Equivalent Bologna cycle VS-1Basic applied studiesappliedCompelted high school180VS-2 have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a field of study... can apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner... have the ability to gather and interpret relevant data... can communicate information, ideas, problems... have developed those learning skills that are necessary for them to continue... have skills for team work. 1

13 NQF summary (existing law)

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15 Previous classifications

16 NQF summary (expected changes)

17 To be done Self-certification procedure Include life-long learning outcomes Include life-long learning outcomes Proceed to frameworks for Proceed to frameworks for fields fields natural sciences and mathematicsnatural sciences and mathematics social studies and humanitiessocial studies and humanities medical sciencemedical science engineering and chemical engineeringengineering and chemical engineering artsarts areas areas......


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