Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, Third International Conference on Higher Education Advances

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Representation of the Student-Centred Learning Approach on University Website
Baiba Āriņa, Tatjana Koķe, Nora Jansone-Ratinika

Last modified: 08-06-2017

Abstract


The topicality of the change of the educational paradigms in the national and global context forms a necessity and challenge for the higher education system to undergo the dynamic change in moving towards more individualised education process. The student-centred learning (SCL) approach as a topical form of implementation of the educational process conforms to the needs of contemporary society and as such advances growth at both individual as well as institutional level. The University website provides an insight into the implementation of the educational process by representing the mindset, values, and positions of individuals at the University.

The aim of the research is to evaluate the representation of SCL approach on the Rīga Stradiņš University (RSU) website, thus offering conclusions and recommendations for its development. The results from the analysis of the descriptions of study programmes confirm that the representation of student-centred approach is taking place, however, it should be improved in such aspects as students’ and lecturers’ relationships, lecturers’ competencies, implementation of the partnership, and the digitalisation of the study process.

Keywords: Student-centred learning, university website, representation.


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