Contextualising change through a common strategy

Kindelán Echevarria, Paz and Martín Castillejos, Ana María ORCID: (2014). Contextualising change through a common strategy. "International Review of Education" (n. 60 (1)); pp. 33-50. ISSN 0020-8566.


Title: Contextualising change through a common strategy
Item Type: Article
Título de Revista/Publicación: International Review of Education
Date: December 2014
ISSN: 0020-8566
Faculty: E.T.S.I. de Minas y Energía (UPM)
Department: Lingüistica Aplicada a la Ciencia y a la Tecnología
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European universities are currently going through a process of change in order to meet the common goals set for higher education by the European Commission. They are revising their educational models to adjust them to the guidelines of the ‘‘Bologna Process’’ and are devising an institutional strategy for its implementation. In practical terms, this means aligning former national degrees and diplomas to standard European Bachelor and Masters degrees and PhD doctorates, by creating acknowledged professional qualification benchmarks that also include adjusted course lengths and contents. This process, in the end, mostly affects academic staff members who have a fundamental role to play in carrying out the pedagogical reforms on the teaching front. Besides presenting a commentary on the institutional approach of one particular technical university in Spain, the purpose of this paper is to propose, from the authors’ point of view as lecturers, a strategy which has the potential to create a favourable atmosphere for carrying out such a reform. The article’s main objective is to highlight a series of action points which may serve to reinforce and advance the main institutional strategy by relying on the powerful influence of its academic staff members

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DOI: 10.1007/s11159-014-9400-x
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Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 04 Jul 2016 08:04
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2019 11:41
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