This report discusses the major policies and initiatives through which public authorities in 28 European higher education systems support the enhancement of learning and teaching. It is a follow up to Trends 2018.
Trends 2018 provides an institutional perspective on the developments in the European Higher Education Area. It continues the work started by Trends 2015 in examining how European higher education institutions change and adapt their learning and teaching approaches in response to changing demand, technological and societal developments, and in consideration of European and national level policies and reforms.
A key point is how the implementation of learning outcomes and student-centred learning, central reform goals of the Bologna Process and the EU Modernisation Agenda has contributed to the enhancement of learning and teaching, and how, in turn, this has impacted institutional strategies and structures that support learning and teaching
These 10 European Principles for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching were developed by the European Principles for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching (EFFECT) Erasmus+ project team. They underpin the need to re-emphasise the education mission of the university. They aim to serve institutional leaders working with staff, students and external stakeholders to ensure the quality, relevance and attractiveness of higher education. More information on this project is available here. The IUA and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning were partners on this project.