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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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Savickiene, Izabela – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article raises a problematic issue regarding an insufficient base of the conception of learning outcomes in the Bloom's taxonomy affective domain. The search for solutions introduces the conception of teaching and learning in the affective domain as well as presents validity criteria of learning outcomes in the affective domain. The…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Classification, Affective Behavior, Outcomes of Education
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Pukelis, Kestutis; Pileicikiene, Nora – Quality of Higher Education, 2010
The article discusses the concept of generic skills, underlines the importance of their development in studies of higher education, introduces methodology and results of the research on the match between generic skills of Lithuanian universities' and colleges' graduates (N=1021) and labour market needs, as well as reviews potentialities for the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Vocational Education, Skill Development
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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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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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Pukelis, Kestutis; Pileicikiene, Nora – Quality of Higher Education, 2005
Study outcomes are an immensely important parameter of higher education quality. They reflect the relationship between studies and labour market needs; determine the framework and internal logics of study programme curriculum: sequence of study objectives, their particularity, study content, methods, student achievement assessment criteria and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Recognition (Achievement), Educational Quality, Institutional Characteristics
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Valiuskeviciute, Audrone; Druskyte, Ruta; Mikutaviciene, Inga – Quality of Higher Education, 2004
The article presents the research on study quality state at three Lithuanian universities. The research was performed during the spring semester in 2003. Research participants were 669 students, 227 teachers, 126 administration officers and 359 graduates. The outcomes of the research did not aim at revealing the state of study quality in a…
Descriptors: Educational Research, College Students, College Graduates, Administrators