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1 Aims, teams and working methods Presentation of the session Anna Maria Tammaro Florence, 24-25 March 2005

2 Aims To design an advanced programme for information professionals in the digital environment The specific objectives are: - to realise cooperation with stakeholders on curricula design; - to start a cooperative program of quality assurance.

3 Teams Learning outcomes and competencies for the digital environment (Virkus); Lifelong learning, quality assurance and recognition: a Society prospective for Digital Library Education (Aparac-Jelusic); Internationalisation of Curriculum: quality issues (Verhoeven).

4 Innovation and internationalisation European approach – Challenge of Bologna process – Levels and profiles – Employability – Initial and continuing education – Contents of programme vs. outcomes orientation

5 European Higher Education Area (Bologna Process)

6 Knowledge and understanding 1 (Bachelor)[is] supported by advanced text books [with] some aspects informed by knowledge at the forefront of their field of study.. 2 (Master)provides a basis or opportunity for originality in developing or applying ideas often in a research* context.. 3 (Doctorate)[includes] a systematic understanding of their field of study and mastery of the methods of research* associated with that field..

7 Applying knowledge and understanding: 1 (Bachelor)[through] devising and sustaining arguments 2 (Master)[through] problem solving abilities [applied] in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts.. 3 (Doctorate)[is demonstrated by the] ability to conceive, design, implement and adapt a substantial process of research* with scholarly integrity.. [is in the context of] a contribution that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work some of which merits national or international refereed publication..

8 Making judgements 1 (Bachelor)[involves] gathering and interpreting relevant data.. 2 (Master)[demonstrates] the ability to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgements with incomplete data.. 3 (Doctorate)[requires being] capable of critical analysis, evaluation and synthesis of new and complex ideas..

9 Communication 1 (Bachelor)[of] information, ideas, problems and solutions.. 2 (Master)[of] their conclusions and the underpinning knowledge and rationale (restricted scope) to specialist and non-specialist audiences (monologue).. 3 (Doctorate)with their peers, the larger scholarly community and with society in general (dialogue) about their areas of expertise (broad scope)..

10 Learning skills 1 (Bachelor)have developed those skills needed to study further with a high level of autonomy.. 2 (Master)study in a manner that may be largely self- directed or autonomous.. 3 (Doctorate)expected to be able to promote, within academic and professional contexts, technological, social or cultural advancement..

11 Competence The word ‘competence’ is used in the Dublin descriptors in its broadest sense, allowing for gradation of abilities or skills. Domain specific competencies (knowledge and knowledge applying, judgements) Special competencies (knowledge and knowledge applying) Transversal competencies (Communication, Learning skills)

12 Certidoc classification list Information Tecnology Communication Others

13 Quality and recognition Quality assurance as a mechanism to accommodate Higher Education to labour market requirements and developments Quality assurance as a student assessment of competencies and recognition (e.g. acknowledgment of informal knowledge, work based learning, assessment of vocational qualifications) Quality assurance for the theory-practice-ratio within Higher Education (e.g. teaching and learning methods, cooperation with enterprises) Definition of benchmark for comparing the quality of educational institutions within digital environment field

14 Curriculum innovation Reacting to changing work environment Interdisciplinarity New technology in teaching and learning Research vs practice Attracting students Critical pedagogy

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