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Bologna Expert Colloquium


Time10:00:00 Phone
DateFriday, February 06, 2009 Webwww.hea.ie
VenueAlexander Hotel, Dublin Emailgbarry@hea.ie

 

The Workshop which will be addressed by speakers from Ireland and the UK will

his workshop, which is funded under the Bologna Expert programme, supported by the Higher Education Authority and the National Qualifications Authority of Ireland, and which is being run in conjunction with the university sector Framework Implementation Network will:


1. Explore how information on, and experience in, designing discipline-specific learning outcomes drawn from the Tuning projects can be utilised by those responsible for programme design in Ireland;


2. Examine case studies in particular fields of learning and their application, including an arts/humanities discipline, as well a science/technology discipline;


3. Present, for discussion and review, the draft principles on designing discipline-specific learning outcomes being developed by the university sector Framework Implementation Network The Tuning Educational Structures in Europe started in 2000 as a project to link the political objectives of the Bologna Process and, at a later stage, the Lisbon Strategy to the higher educational sector. Over time Tuning has developed into a process; an approach to (re-)designing, developing, implementing, evaluating and enhancing quality in first, second and third cycle degree programmes. As part of the methodology, Tuning has developed reference points for first and second cycle programmes for generic and subject-specific competences for a number of subject areas. These reference points have been used to define cycle descriptors. Further information on the Tuning Process is available

 

Programme

10.00 Registration, Tea/coffee

10.30
Welcome, Mary Kerr, Deputy Chief Executive, Higher Education Authority

10.40 Professor John Scattergood, Chair of university-sector Framework Implementation Network

Introduction to the university-sector Framework Implementation Network and the discipline-specific learning outcomes working group

11.00 Professor Gareth Jones, Emeritus Professor and Senior Research Fellow in Physics, Imperial College London and Tuning Expert

Supporting the Design of Discipline-Specific Learning Outcomes: Experiences of the Tuning Group for Physics

11.20
Professor Elisabeth Jay, Associate Dean (Academic) of the School of Arts and Humanities, Oxford Brookes University and Member of Review Group for the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for English

Supporting the Design of Discipline-Specific Learning Outcomes: Experiences from the QAA in the field of English

11.40 Dr. Peter Cullen, Head of Standards, Research and Policy Development, Higher Education Training and Awards Council

The HETAC experience in setting award standards for the development of programmes for inclusion in the National Framework of Qualifications

12.00
Dr. Norma Ryan, Director of Quality Promotion Unit, UCC and Bologna Expert

How can/should quality assurance feature in the design of discipline-specific learning outcomes?

12.20
Questions and Answers

13.00 Lunch

14.00
Plenary session introducing afternoon workshops and goals

14.20 Workshops sessions (x 4)

Group 1 Physics: facilitated by Dr. Eamonn Cunningham, School of Physical Sciences, DCU, and Irish member on Tuning in Physics

Group 2
Business Studies: facilitated by Mr. Pat McCabe, Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Business School, TCD, and Irish member on Tuning in Business Studies

Group 3 English: Prof Elisabeth Jay, Associate Dean (Academic) of the School of Arts and Humanities, Oxford Brookes University and Member of Review Group for the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement for English

Group 4 Music: Prof. Jan Scmazny, Hamilton Harty Professor of Music, Queens University Belfast

15:30 Plenary – presentations from workshops and questions and answers

16:30 Concluding remarks and close of seminar


Registration

Intending participants should forward their name, department, organisation and email to Graham Barry at gbarry@hea.ie by 30 January 2009.

Accommodation

A Conference Accommodation rate of €125 with full Irish breakfast has been arranged with the Alexander Hotel for the night of Thursday 5 February 2009. Please quote “Bologna Colloquium (HEA/NQAI)”.



There is no conference fee but reservations must be made with Graham Barry at gbarry@hea.ie before 30 January 2009.

For more information on this event visit www.hea.ie

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