A training on “DESIGNING LEVEL AND QUALIFICATION DESCRIPTORS” was hosted by the Linkoping University, Sweden during 22-24 June, 2015. It was attended by 36 representatives of the Armenian Higher Education organizations participating in the Project.
The first day started with the Mr. Janerik Lundquist/Linkoping University/ welcome speech to the 36 representatives from the Armenian higher education institutions and stakeholder organizations of the ARMENQA project, thus launching the 3-day training for the administrative staff on designing level and qualification descriptors. He introduced the agenda for three days, provided some practical and technical information, distributed materials for the training, as well as the ECTS Users’ Guide adopted during the Yerevan Ministerial Conference in May, 2015. Afterwards, the participants were split into two subgroups to be trained by the Project’s European experts on prepared topics. It was anticipated that each expert should have 2 training sessions. For the first day trainers were Mr. Janerik Lundquist and Mr. Volker Gehmlich /Osnabruck University/, who simultaneously made presentations for each subgroup till afternoon and later the trainers swapped by changing the subgroups.
The participants were actively involved in the session discussions and had a chance to get familiar with the learning outcomes description and definition in ECTS Users’ Guide, what LO reflect to, etc, the student-centered teaching and learning as well as the shift of the focus of instruction from the teacher to the student.
At the end of the session the participants were tasked to describe the particular program profile learning outcomes and put them in columns in terms of knowledge, skills and competence.
On the second day of the training the subgroups were trained by Mr. Volker Gehmlich and Mr. Luc Francois/ Ghent University/ in line with the agenda.
Mr. Francois introduced Qualification Frameworks for higher education in Flanders, particularly the background of development the NQF, decrees and cooperation, two different Academic and Professional Bachelor’s programs existing in Flanders, self-certification of FQF and relevant procedures, describing the LO in Flanders.
At the end of the presentation the group was split into small groups and was asked to develop their own study program for a specific sector (i.e. Law, Physics, Education, Civil Engineering and Agriculture) and formulate at least 5 learning outcomes. Later the results of the group were discussed.
On the last day of the training Mr. Lundquist within his subgroup introduced development of sectorial specific frameworks, particularly European/Bologna experience, case studies.
By the end of the training the participants were asked to evaluate the training in terms of its content, form of delivery, organisation and overall the training was evaluated at the highest level.