Please describe the case in detail
In particular please consider (a)Objectives of the intervention; (b) Tools used to achieve the project goals; (c) Methodologies applied;
Social competences are important for future personal and professional life. They are elaborated in cooperation with students, (members of Student QA Teams.) The consultations are led in focus groups. The objective is to optimise learning outcomes planned for various study areas.
What resources are required for the case?
Consider human resources, financial resources, infrastructure, in-kind resources and any other type required.
There is no need for any special resources. It is only an organizational question - active involvement of students in determination of learning outcomes
What are the enabling factors making this case successful?
Consider institutional support, environmental/social/political factors, etc.
The main enabling factor is the involvement of students; they have to be interested in co-creating study programs and influencing teaching and learning process. It also demands that academic teachers treat students as full-fledged partners in curriculum design.
Why do you consider this case to be good/best practice?
Please consider that a best practice must (a) have a clearly defined objective to increase the connection with the World of Work, (b) address the target groups of the project, (c) be replicable and sustainable, (d) have clearly demonstrated evidence of effectiveness in increasing the connection with the World of Work
It is good practice as it gives the students the possibility to influence the range of social skills practiced during the classes and makes it possible to have the first hand opinion from those who know what they need to learn. Students concentrate more on their future work, anticipate skills they may need, better understand the importance of transversal skills, in particular responsibility and autonomy, in their future professional life.
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