Measuring and Comparing Achievements of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education in Europe (CALOHEE)

Next face to face meetings

28-30 April 2022

Hosted by University of Thessaloniki

23-25 June 2022

22-24 September 2022

OBJECTIVE

Compostela Group of Universities participates in the CALOHEE2 project as part of the Advisory Board along with other university networks and organisations. CALOHEE2 is the continuation of CALOHEE, a project funded by the European Union to develop an infrastructure that will eventually enable the performance of Bachelor and Master students across Europe to be assessed in a range of fields in a way that meets the needs of different stakeholders in the European higher education community. This project is organised by the Tuning Academy and its Advisory Board.

The project covers five subject areas, representing five significant academic domains: Engineering (Civil Engineering), Health Care (Nursing), Humanities (History), Natural Sciences (Physics) and Social Sciences (Education). The methodology to be developed should also be applicable for other fields of study.

INFRASTRUCTURE

  • A reference framework, for each of the five areas involved in the study, for both Bachelor and Master, based on the model of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning of the European Union.
  • A general state-of-the-art framework for each of the areas of the study, for both Bachelor and Master, based on the EQF for LLL.
  • A detailed multidimensional and multi-pillar assessment framework or test model for each of the five subjects involved.
  • A matrix model to distinguish between different types of higher education institutions.
  • A detailed roadmap for the development and implementation of transnational assessments. A white paper explaining the costs and benefits of different assessment designs and enabling evidence-based decisions to be made on an actual benchmarking phase.

METHODOLOGY

The frameworks to be developed in the five domains will use the same methodology, but will be adapted to the characteristics of each one.

Three phases

  • 1st step: Update and refine the already quite sophisticated frameworks based on the work done by the pan-European networks funded by the European Commission.
  • 2nd step: Develop an assessment framework based on step 1.
  • 3rd step: Create multidimensional evidence on the strengths and weaknesses of the applied degrees and approaches if the results justify it.

For the development of this model a bottom-up approach will be applied. This means that for each domain a working group of 15 renowned academics with experience in European and international networking will be established, representing 15 different countries and various types of higher education institutions, together covering a variety of TLA approaches.