Overview on Student Centred Learning in Higher Education in Europe(Research Study)


The study will be addressed to raise awareness of policy and decision makers at the national and institutional level, available online and in printed format distributed to the target groups mentioned above, to HEIs and national unions of students around Europe. This study will look into the developments of the last years in terms of SCL policies, strategies, implementation plans at the European and national level. In addition, it will contain practice cases at the institutional level. Developed through desk research conducted by the research team formed of the partners’ experts, it will be tested through feedback from the students’ unions (ESU) and HEI representatives (UNICA). As mentioned above, the approach to develop the research will be that of SWOT analysis which will allow partners to collect real data either at theoretical level or practise one, in order to better frame a new idea and strategy to implement the SCL in different HEI and learning environments.

Guidelines for SCL Peer Assessment(Publication)


The guidelines will be drawn in line with the selected criteria in order to make the line of implementation a sort of metha-practise for implementing the SCL peer assessment procedures. The Guidelines for SCL Peer Assessment has the main and clear objective to explain and therefore spread the SCL peer assessment procedure as much as possible to all reachable target groups and all beneficiaries together with the stakeholders. In particular they aim at supporting the proposal tester in order to pilot them in order to collect all potential data for a further improvement. They will be published on the project website.

Quality Assurance and Evaluation Plan


The QA and Evaluation plan provides guidance on how quality will be ensured during the project life time through design reviews, documentation and other procedures. The plan, generated by the WP Leader will be validated by the all the partners and it will be used as both a cross-reference for other documentation and as a guide for responsibility on the quality aspects of the project. It will contain the scope of the quality plan, the quality policy and quality approach of the project consortium. The evaluation plan will be the reference document for monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance activities. It will therefore contain main exercises to be carried out, by using which methods and tools, the timing of monitoring and evaluation, the criteria for quality assurance on the project outcomes and outputs. Quality assurance principles and elements will be agreed among partners and reviewed at each project meeting, or when the need will arise: these criteria will be translated into procedures, quality control activities, and other technical activities. A particular session will be dedicated to the piloting activities in order to highlight the approach and the criteria and thus the tools for evaluating the testing action of the project. On the basis of the” peer assessment”, the evaluation of the piloting will follow the same approach.

Experts data base


One of the project outcomes will be an online database with experts on student centred learning. Within PASCL we aim at training 30 experts, who will be included in the databases, after they successfully complete the training and participate in at least 1 assessment procedure. Later consortia will discuss opening the database for other experts, who did not participate in PASCL training. The consortia will set specific criteria and application rules. The database will be public.

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