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Third Semester





Third Semester: September - January

  • Quality Management (15 ECTS)
  • Credits for Lifelong Learning (15 ECTS)

Quality Management (15 ECTS)

The purpose of this module is to review the situation of national education systems, within their social, economical and political contexts, with a view to understanding their strengths and weaknesses, and the main challenges facing them, particularly in relation to effective improvement.

The module will prepare students to: examine and assess processes for quality improvement and the contexts that promote or constrain them; understand and make critical use of quality management models in the context of lifelong learning; manage compulsory evaluation and accreditation frameworks as an opportunity for quality improvement; understand and use programme and personnel evaluation standards; and utilize leadership models and roles for quality improvement.

Credits for Lifelong Learning (15 ECTS)

This module will examine credit systems and transfer processes with all their complexities, benefits and shortcomings.

Focusing on the reality and changes in lifelong learning and taking into account the meaning and importance learning outcomes and competences have acquired in contemporary qualifications frameworks, the module will analyze the concept of learning outcomes and competences in different experiences and context (formal, non formal and informal) from an international perspective.

The use of comparative and transnational perspectives in lifelong learning will help us to understand their impact in the new teaching, learning and assessment initiatives, specifically, the credit systems based on learning outcomes and competences.

The TUNING experience will be critically analyzed in the European context and in relation to its potential in other world regions.