Work programme 2009-2012
Student-Centred Learning - A Bologna Process International Conference
The European Union Programmes Agency (EUPA) organized a Bologna Process International Conference on Student-Centred Learning.
The key objective of the seminar is to challenge the learning process in higher education in the context of a desired student-centred approach. The goal is to identify indicators that show how programmes in Higher Education can be recognised as student-centred. The seminar will also focus on: designing flexible learning paths; developing new courses based on learning outcomes; teaching paradigms; the increased importance of the social dimension of Higher Education, the harmonisation of academic and vocational credits and developments in the recognition of formal, informal and non-formal learning. The conference will serve as a platform for the exchange of good practices between experts from different countries and national stakeholders, particularly students, academic and administrative staff as well as employers. Reference to the relevant key objectives outlined in the Leuvenand Louvain-la-Neuve Communiqué will also be made.
The conference proved to be an opportunity for discussion for teachers and academics who are familiar with the concept and principles of SCL but who still require concrete tools and recommendations in order to be able to implement these principles within the classroom. Students were able to raise their own concerns about the adoption of a SCL a approach. Other elements such as quality assurance, lifelong learning and learning outcomes, which are incorporated within SCL, were also discussed in order to explore ways how to better learning experiences. Experts also provided a thorough insight of good practices at their home universities, which served as a point of reference to the participants.
The report of the event is available Student-Centred Learning - A Bologna Process International Conference - Report
Name of the person attending the event: Dr. James Calleja, Ms. Aurelia Valeikiene, Ms. Raimonda Markeviciene, Ms. Milica Popovic, Ms. Helene Kamensky, Ms. Bernie Mizzi