The overall project objective is to develop modern, flexible and internationally recognized programme of education policy studies (at Master and PhD level), relevant with respect to the national needs and market demands underlined and compliant to the Bologna Process action lines which foresees:
1. developing study programmes on the basis of programme level learning outcomes, with learning outcomes of individual courses clearly alligned to the ones of the programme
2 guarantee flexibility of learning paths in terms of choice of elective subjects and hence specialisation
3. ensure adequate choice of teaching methods, teaching materials (including literature) and assessment methods to assure fulfilment of the learning outcomes on course and programme level
4. properly assign ECTS, taking full account of the workload and continuously evaluating the system.
The development of the new curricula will be carried out following an accurate review of all the current Master and PhD course curricula in the field of Education Policy Studies in place at EU and PC universities, taking into account on the one hand the good practices already in place in the EU and on the other the existing capacities and experiences of regional partner universities.
Curricula will be designed taking into account the essential knowledge and skills that policy makers in the field of education and human capital development need to be successful in for the development of competitive policies within the European Framework. For this reason the new Education Policy Study Programme will address various general aspects related to education.
policy, including teacher training, lifelong learning, higher education policy, financing or governance, thus enabling a new generation of higher education administrators and policy makers to understand and respond to the changing policy choices facing higher education globally. The programme will use all resources and relevant European expertise and will involve a number of prominent regional and European experts under the Tempus Project scheme.
In the first phase of the project, based on international and national peer reviews, a basic set of Recommendations for the elaboration and development of Credit Based Education Programmes at the MA, PhD and Research level will be prepared.On such basis new curricula will be developed. During Y 2 and 3 the MA level curriculum will be tested and implemented in four sites (University of Belgrade, Serbia; University of Novi Sad, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina, Serbia; University of Montenegro, Montenegro; University of Kragujevac, Serbia).
The establishement of such study courses will raise significantly the quality of education in the involved regions. In this way the quality of human resources educated in the region will be of a much higher level and equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in development of competitive policies within the European framework. The project will focus on identifying and using effective and efficient ways of sharing information among policy makers and researchers using new opportunities offered by developments in Information and