PASCL – Peer Assessment of Student Centred Learning in Higher Education Institutions in Europe

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About the PASCL Project

The PASCL Project aims to assist in implementing sound student-centred learning (SCL) strategies and approaches at institutional level and to foster a culture of SCL in higher education institutions across Europe

The project aims to:

  • Develop a peer assessment framework (PASCL guidelines) for “student-centeredness” of a higher education institution, which will lead to the award of a European recognition for student-centred institution. The award is there to confirm that an institution has successfully incorporated the elements of student-centred learning in its teaching and learning strategy and delivery of its education. The project is based on the consortium’s commonly agreed framework defining student centred learning and will focus on both enhancement and rewarding excellence in its provision.
  • Exploit the knowledge gathered in the project during a training for experts, three conferences and research study on SCL in Europe. The project will deploy an online repository with case studies, practical advices for implementation of student centred learning, feedback from participating institutions and students.
  • Give higher education institutions insight into their performance regarding implementing student centred learning and provide with the means for further improvements.
  • Address the question of students’ motivation to take an active role in co-creating their learning experience.
    Give deserved visibility to the teaching mission of HE institutions, reward excellence in teaching, which is beneficial for students, institutions themselves and society
  • Facilitate peer learning through the presentation of existing practices, discussion and evaluation of the approaches in teaching and learning through the project website.

KIC’s Role in the Project

The Centre will serve as coordinator of the dissemination WP, and as such organise the centralised dissemination activities; author the dissemination report and impact audits; and monitor all dissemination activities of the partners throughout the project (also offering technical support to all work packages).

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Publications from the Project

Overview on Student-Centred Learning in Higher Education in Europe

The project began by conducting a series of research and surveys, analysing state of play and
highlighting best case practices in European Higher Education Area (EHEA), described in this
publication. The research is focused on policies and efforts to introduce the SCL concept to three
different levels: the European, institutional and student perspective, especially addressing the
question of students’ motivation in taking an active role in co-creating their learning experience.