Title: Pedagogical traditions in EU universities: challenges and opportunities

Authors: Isabel Huet, Ana V. Baptista, Dayse Neri De Souza, Diogo Casanova, Jeanne Schreurs, Danguole Rutkauskiene

Addresses: Laboratorio de Avaliacao da Qualidade Educativa, Departamento de Educacao, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal. ' Laboratorio de Avaliacao da Qualidade Educativa, Departamento de Educacao, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal. ' Laboratorio de Avaliacao da Qualidade Educativa, Departamento de Educacao, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal. ' Laboratorio de Conteudos Digitais, Departamento de Educacao, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitario de Santiago, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal. ' Research Group Data Analysis and Modelling, Department of Applied Economic Sciences, Universiteit Hasselt, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan, Gebouw D – BE-3590, Diepenbeek, Belgium. ' Kaunas Regional Distance Education Study Centre, Kaunas University of Technology, Studentu str. 48a-308, Kaunas LT-51367, Lithuania

Abstract: Both the Lisbon Strategy and the Bologna Process have brought enormous challenges to higher education (HE). The universities in the European Union have already implemented the Bologna guidelines and those of the neighbouring countries were forced to follow them. Taking this into account, we intend to present an output of the first phase of the European project Western/Eastern Teacher Education Network (WETEN). In this paper, we will focus the situation of four European universities on the implementation level of some Bologna guidelines, accordingly to three specific dimensions: 1) the development of a learner centred educational model; 2) the implementation of ICT enhanced learning; 3) HE teachers training.

Keywords: intercultural information management; pedagogical traditions; information technology; communications technology; higher education; EU universities; European Union; learner centred education; ICT; teacher training; pedagogy; e-learning; electronic learning; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIM.2010.035297

International Journal of Intercultural Information Management, 2010 Vol.2 No.2, pp.100 - 116

Available online: 21 Sep 2010

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