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1 Units 3-4 Mobility, Course Description, Modules, Division Of Credits, Workload, Outcomes, BA, MA, Diploma Supplement

2 Dramatic changes in the education paradigm Knowledge-centered approach Competence-based approach Mobility forces us to think “beyond societies” Urry (2000)

3 Where do mobile students choose to go?

4 ECTS: European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Objectives: improve transparency and comparability of study programs and qualifications; compare academic achievements; increasing mobility of students; assure academic equality.

5 Key terms: course catalogues modules course descriptions learning outcomes workload credits grades.

6 ECTS course catalogues: university regulations; study programmes and course descriptions; general practical information; additional information for incoming exchange students; International Education Office; courses and programmes taught in English; quick overview: contact addresses, academic calendar, authorities and administrative procedures and regulations.

7 ECTS course descriptions: credits (based on student workload); pre-requisites; learning outcomes; course contents, year of study; mode and language of instruction; assessment methods, course literature, etc. European Commission - ECTS Users‘ Guide

8 ECTS programme descriptions - overview of all course units/modules Study programme: fits the needs of individual students; subject to approval by the Department; interdisciplinary; based on the student's research topic.

9 ECTS modules Modularized systems ‘Credit-bearing modules’ Non-modularized systems

10 Self-contained units of: teaching learning assessment. ECTS modules

11 ECTS credits: 60 ECTS; fulltime year of formal learning; entire qualifications; individual students. European Commission - ECTS Users‘ Guide Promoting Sustainable Excellence in Testing and Assessment of English PROSET

12 The division of credits: 28/32, 30/30. Europe: academic year =1,500 to 1,800 hours' work; 25 to 30 hours = 1 ECTS credit. Russia: 36 academic hours (45 min.) or 27 astronomical hours (60 min) = 1 ECTS credit; student’s workload per week is 54 academic hours or 1.5 credits. ECTS credits:

13 Workload The time required to complete all planned learning activities. Involves: lectures, seminars, projects, practical work, internships, laboratory work, self-study, examinations in an educational component. Is estimated: through monitoring and learner feedback.

14 I.Introducing modules/course units. II.Estimating student workload: types of courses; types of learning activities; types of assessment. III.Checking the estimated workload through student evaluations. IV.Adjustment of workload and/or educational activities. WORKLOAD

15 Grades are assigned among students with a pass grade as follows: A best 10% B next 25% C next 30% D next 25% E next 10% FX - “fail – some more work required to pass” F - “fail – considerable further work required” ECTS grades

16 The staged system of studies edishacademicsystem/degreelevels.53 22.html

17 BA/BSc programmes:240 ECTS (4 years) MA programmes:120 ECTS (2 years)

18 know; understand; be able to do at the end of a learning experience. LEARNING OUTCOMES:

19 Learning outcomes: understanding and acquisition of knowledge. Competences: ability to use knowledge and skills in work and study and in professional and personal development. G. Cullen, 2012 A rule of thumb

20 “ACQA (Academic Competence Quality Assurance) Method” developed at the TU Eindhoven (NL); Dublin Descriptors [ blin_Descriptors.pdf]. Learning outcomes:

21 Dublin Descriptors(

22 an attachment to a higher education diploma; international transparency; academic and professional recognition of qualifications. Diploma Supplement (DS):

23 1.Information identifying the holder of the qualification. 2.Information identifying the qualification. 3.Information on the level of the qualification. 4.Information on the contents and results gained. 5.Information on the function of the qualification. 6.Additional information. 7.Certification of the supplement. 8.Information on the national higher education system. The Diploma Supplement

24 60 credits measure the workload of a full-time student over one academic year. 30 credits are given for a semester. Student workload in ECTS consists of the time required to complete all planned learning activities. Credits are allocated for course attendance, practical training, lab work, research thesis, exams etc. Conclusions

25 G.Cullen, 2012: ECTS – A Closer Perspective. Excerpt from ammes/socrates/ects/index_en.html ammes/socrates/ects/index_en.html Dublin Descriptors [] A Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area. Bologna Working Group on Qualifications Frameworks (at: Main_doc/050218_QF_EHEA.pdf). Main_doc/050218_QF_EHEA.pdf Education at a Glance 2011: OECD Indicators (at: dicators.htm) dicators.htm European Commission - ECTS Users‘ Guide Course Catalogue:http://tu- aft/Bachelor%20Verkehrswirtschaft/wahlkataloge/Wahlkatalog_Bachel or_akt.pdf References

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