The system was created to enhance the transparency of study programmes and facilitate recognition across Europe. It can facilitate the programme design and development. It also provides a common instrument for higher education institutions and students, it meets the concept of credits .ECTS serves for both mobile and non-mobile students as it supports inter-institutional co-operation.
Through ECTS the programmes can be made more flexible, it supports learner centred approach. ECTS is a key element of the Framework for Qualifications of the European Higher Education Area.
During the workshop the answers to the following questions will be sought:
1.What are the advantages for the learner of ECTS?
2.How do you use credits for accumulation and transfer?
3.What is the link between ECTS credits and Workload?
4.Are learning outcomes directly related to activities and ECTS credits?
5.How do you decide how many credits a degree programme should have?6. How do you assign credits to different modules?
7.Do we need two credit systems?
A special focus is on credit accumulation and transfer. For national students it is a tool for credit accumulation. For international activities it is a tool for credit transfer and study period recognition, in case of agreed Learning agreement and achieved LO recognition should be automatic. When used as transfer, credits facilitate mobility within one institution or one country, from institution to institution, or from one country to country, and between different educational sectors and contexts of learning.
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