Tuning Asia South East (TA-SE)
Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
15 October 2016 – 14 October 2019
The project is aimed at modernisation of higher education in South East Asia region by the developing of following lines: curricula design and delivery, employability of graduates, recognition of the degree programs, quality of higher education, and staff training.
These lines are part of the development strategies and higher education reforms in countries of the South East Asia, which have been chosen to meet requirements of Bologna Process and address the EU Higher Education Modernisation Agenda. Lessons learnt from the previous projects, as well as Regional priorities for Asia region (Erasmus+ region 6) have been taken into consideration for the design of the TA-SE project.
Since Tuning methodology has been considered valid worldwide and tested in several continents, it has been chosen as a main tool for curricula reform, enhancement of graduates’ employability, recognition of degrees, ensuring of the quality of programs, and the training of the academic and administrative staff.
The main aim and objective of Tuning is to contribute significantly to the elaboration of a framework of comparable and compatible qualifications in each of the (potential) signatory countries of the Bologna process, which should be described in terms of workload, level, learning outcomes, competences and profile. The Tuning project has developed a methodology and a common language, which can serve as a common basis, and links with the development of an overarching European framework of qualifications. An overarching Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area (EQF for HE), in concept and language, is in full agreement with the Tuning approach. In addition, Tuning developed a model for designing, implementing and delivering curricula offered jointly, by two or more institutions.
The project is focused on the curricular reform in three subject areas (Teacher Education, Medicine and Civil Engineering). It is designed to adapt, restructure and test curricula in 3 subject areas using the European Credit Transfer System and recognition of degrees, in accordance to the Tuning methodology and approaches, with the aim of developing and establishing study programmes for the first cycle.
TA-SE project is also focused on generic and specific competences, structure of content, ECTS and students´ workload; teaching, learning and assessment methods, and enhancement of the quality of the teaching materials and educational process. Updated curricula will be developed with the aim of mutual recognition and arrangements between higher education institutions in the EU and in the South East Asia.
In this regard, the country-wide consultation process with employers, students, graduates and academic staff will be organised in every participating Partner Country, in order to identify the most important competences in 3 subject areas. The main results of the project consist of establishment of subject area groups at national and regional levels, Reference Points for the design and delivery of degree programmes (including cycle level descriptors), Degree Programme Profiles (including programme competences and programme learning outcomes) and Curricula of Degree Programmes (first cycle) in 3 subject area.