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Zibeniene, Gintaute – Quality of Higher Education, 2013
The article introduces external quality assessment results of first cycle and second cycle study programmes renewed under the Human Resources Development Action Programme 2007-2013 priority direction 2 "Lifelong Learning" (hereinafter the "Programme") through the aspect of planning students' independent work. Problems faced…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation, College Programs, Higher Education
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Pukelis, Kestutis; Smetona, Antanas – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
In this article, an example of translation of the English term "learning outcome" into the Lithuanian system of educational terms is used to discuss semantic peculiarities of translating professional terms. Consistency of a concept signifier and content of a concept, as well as their tune with already existing systems of educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Semantics, Indo European Languages, Translation
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Pukelis, Kestutis – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
This article presents generalisations drawn from experience gained designing and renewing study programmes so that the use of learning outcomes became the underlying principle of curriculum organisation. Conceptions of a purpose (profile), aim and outcomes of a study programme are presented, their formulation requirements are discussed and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Credits, Instructional Effectiveness
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Stasiunaitiene, Egle; Norkute, Odeta – Quality of Higher Education, 2011
In this article, relevance of practice during university studies is highlighted, as well as the main stages of its organisation, qualitative parameters, as well as criteria and indicators that validate them are defined. Discussion on the idea that taking into consideration qualitative parameters of organising practice as a component of studies…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Theory Practice Relationship
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McMahon, Tim; Thakore, Hemal – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
This paper starts from the premise that using learning outcomes to organise the curriculum has been demonstrated to be beneficial to both students and teachers. Accepting, however, that there are legitimate concerns over the extent to which the use of learning outcomes can inhibit originality and critical thinking of students, this paper uses the…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Critical Thinking, Alignment (Education)
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Zibeniene, Gintaute; Targamadze, Vilija – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
The article examines harmonization of higher education as an prerequisite of improvement of study quality in Lithuania. It overviews the development of higher education and criteria of university and higher non-university study programmes. An assumption is made that higher university and higher non-university studies are poorly harmonized and the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Quality, Educational Development