european students’ union

A new project on the peer assessment of student centred learning

July 30, 2013

BRUSSELS – The European Students Union (ESU) applied to the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union for financial support for two projects; Peer Assessment of Student Centred Learning in Higher Education in Europe – PASCL – and Peer Evaluation of Gender Integration at Institutional Level in Higher Education – GenWatch. With a 22 per cent success rate in the selection process, ESU is glad to announce that the application for PASCL has been accepted.

ESU considers this to be a great success that the organisation is very proud of and is excited to start its work on the project.

Building on the T4SCL project

PASCL follows up on the project called Time for a New Paradigm in Higher Education – Student Centred Learning (T4SCL), which was implemented successfully in 2009-2010, in partnership with Education International. The main project outcome, the Student Centred Learning Toolkit for students, staff and higher education institutions, will define the concept of student centred learning and its principles. The PASCL project broadens the scope of its action compared to its predecessor and focuses on inspiring a cultural change at the institutional level, through applying a robust assessment framework, as well as raising awareness on the importance of teaching missions.

Through PASCL, ESU looks forward to contributing to the work of the High Level Group on Teaching and Learning that was established by the European Commission.

Continuing work on gender equality

Although the selection result for the Genwatch project was negative, ESU will remain committed to enhancing gender equality in higher education. Other funding opportunities for that work will be explored as the topic is integral in improving the quality of education in Europe, which will always be a priority for ESU.

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For more information, please contact:

Elisabeth Gehrke, ESU Vice-chairperson: +32/479.591.499 // elisabeth@esu-online.org or Robert Hlynur Baldursson, ESU Communications Manager: +32/473.669.894 // robert@esu-online.org

The European Students’ Union, headquartered in Brussels, is the umbrella organisation of 47 national unions of students from 39 European countries. ESU represents and promotes the educational, social, economical and cultural interests of students at the European level. Through its member unions, ESU represents over 11 million students in Europe. To find out more about ESU, follow us on Twitter @ESUtwt, check out or Facebook page or visit www.esu-online.org. ESU celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2012.

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