Guidelines for Assessment for Student-Centered Learning

pasclguidelinesThese guidelines pertain to  the peer assessment of student-centered learning (further: PA/SCL) in European higher education institutions. They outline the philosophy and overall focus of peer assessment of student-centered learning.

The following sections gives tools for conducting the peer assessments of student centered learning.

  • Section 2 briefly outlines the philosophy of the peer assessment of student-centred learning, based on the principles of student-centered learning as defined by the previous work done by the European Students’ Union (ESU) and the Education International (EI); enhancement-led evaluation; and Standards and guidelines for quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area (ESG).
  • Section 3 describes the peer assessment process and preparations needed on the part of the assessment team and participating institution before the peer assessment visit.
  • Section 4 suggests a set of core meetings that should take place during the peer assessment visit to give the peer assessment team information on the teaching and learning related policies and practices in the institution. Similarly, drawing from the European Student Union and the Education International joint publication ‘Student-Centered Learning – Toolkit for students, staff and higher education institutions’ (Further: SCL Toolkit)[1] the potential discussion themes for each meeting are outlined in section 4.


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