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Pukelis, Kestutis; Smetona, Antanas – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Various texts related to education policy and education research have recently started using two conjugate concepts "competency" and "competence". These terms are sometimes treated as synonyms of a single concept; however, in other cases they are separated and used as two terms of different educational concepts. English also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Translation, Definitions
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Pukelis, Kestutis; Pileicikiene, Nora – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Higher education provides graduates with both monetary and non-monetary benefits. Globalization and technological developments foster utilitarian approach, therefore the transmission of competences that are relevant in labour market is an important target for higher education institutions. The paper presents findings of research on the match of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Benefits, Education Work Relationship
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Duvekot, Ruud – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
Valuing Learning is the process of promoting participation in and outcomes of (formal or non-formal) learning and as such the organising principle for lifelong learning strategies. It aims at the recognition and validation of prior learning (VPL) and further development. Four main models of Valuing Learning can be distinguished: (1) the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries
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Pukelis, Kestutis – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
The concepts important for creation of the common European higher education ("The Bologna declaration", 1999) and vocational education and training ("The Copenhagen declaration", 2002) areas and their relation are discussed in the article. The structure of ability, competency, learning/study outcome, qualification and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Qualifications, Vocational Education
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Juknyte-Petreikiene, Inga; Pukelis, Kestutis – Quality of Higher Education, 2007
The article discusses theoretical preconditions of added value of internationalized studies for students' knowledge and skills development in the area of professional training within the system of higher education. The premise is formulated that the value and quality of academic exchange is possible to assess grounding on the research into…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Career Development, Program Effectiveness
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Gedviliene, Genute; Vaiciuniene, Vilhelmina – Quality of Higher Education, 2006
This paper presents a quantitative analysis of information literacy competencies level within nine universities of Lithuania. The empirical research was carried out in 2005 with a research sample of 700 respondents. Comparative analysis of the data between full-time and extramural study mode students revealed differences in the level of…
Descriptors: Information Literacy, Competence, Standards, College Students