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Pages: 5436-5443
Publication year: 2016
ISBN: 978-84-608-5617-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2016.0299

Conference name: 10th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 7-9 March, 2016
Location: Valencia, Spain

DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT OF TRANSVERSAL SKILLS IN EUROPEAN COLLABORATION. DIFFERENCES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS

A. Guilland

Laurea University of Applied Sciences (FINLAND)
The development of digital technology and logistics has promoted globalisation and modernisation of working life creating an increasingly diverse and interconnected world. Individuals need to master various technologies and to continuously select between and make sense of large amounts of information. Modern societies also face collective challenges such as balancing economic growth with environmental sustainability, and prosperity with social equity. In these contexts, the competences that individuals need to express, have become more complex, requiring more than mastering of certain narrowly defined skills.

Educational authorities issue guidelines on what should be taught or learnt in schools. Usually these guidelines are included as part of curriculum documents or syllabuses. In recent years, reforms in many countries have reshaped curricula on the basis of new concepts such as 'key competences' and 'learning outcomes' and some have introduced achievement scales. In numerous countries, a subject-based organisation with a focus on subject content has given way to a more complex curricular architecture built, in part, on practical skills and on cross-curricular approaches.

New interactive learning environments have been developed to facilitate active learning. These learning environments, promote collaborative and multidisciplinary learning and are increasingly technology enhanced. They allow several transversal competences to be addressed simultaneously.

Relatively little importance has been given to cross-border collaboration in developing education. This paper discusses ongoing cross-border collaboration between six European higher educational institutes. Focus of the discussion is on differences in teaching and learning practices in the institutes. Some development obstacles are identified and their influence on cross-border collaboration are reflected.
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title = {DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT OF TRANSVERSAL SKILLS IN EUROPEAN COLLABORATION. DIFFERENCES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS},
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A. Guilland (2016) DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT OF TRANSVERSAL SKILLS IN EUROPEAN COLLABORATION. DIFFERENCES IN TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, INTED2016 Proceedings, pp. 5436-5443.
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