The EU-funded PROPOUND project is promoting the integration of key competences (particularly relating to employability) into the Learning Outcomes and curricula of university second cycle programs (Masters degrees). PROPOUND has carried out pilots in Spain, Italy, Estonia, Netherlands and UK, and has developed a toolkit for universities about how to proceed with implementing the change. It involves:
establishing links with employers (to identify what competences they require, and to design/offer appropriate learning opportunities),
adjusting the university program so that it provides appropriate learning opportunities (for example internships, projects, recognition of extra-curricular activities)
developing suitable assessment (written exams are not appropriate for key competences)
practical steps on how to get the change to happen.
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