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CoRe Projects

Competences in Education and Recognition

Methodology and Planning

The CoRe 2 project is a 2-year project funded by the European Commission Lifelong Learning Erasmus programme. CoRe2 is carried out by a consortium of 5 ENIC/NARICs to ensure a recognition directed perspective in the project. Further the “Tuning” subject area coordinators for history, physics and nursing as well as the “Tuning” general coordinator are involved not only to ensure the instruments are developed in line with the Tuning methodology, but also to deliver expertise from the 3 subject areas in developing the guide. The Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organization (NVAO) is also included in the project to provide an accreditation-oriented perspective. All of these organisations form the project’s consortium.

The project started in the autumn of 2008 and was completed in the autumn of 2010. The project consisted of the following 3 phases in which the instruments of CoRe2 were developed:

Phase 1 - First draft of the Guide:

The initial goal was to compose a first draft of the guide. Following the kick-off meeting in February 2009, the consortium formulated a mandate containing the framework for writing a first draft of the guide for the ’core working group’. The group consisted of 2 NARICs and the 4 Tuning representatives. The first results were then presented to the ENIC/NARIC network and later to the consortium for consultation. Comments were then incorporated into a final version of the draft in autumn 2008, ready for the Phase 2 testing stage.

Phase 2 - Test Phase:

This phase centred on testing the draft from Phase 1, by trialling it with 9 higher education institutions in the subject areas of history, physics and nursing. The institutions used the draft of the guide to complete their degree profiles and to write the learning outcomes for their programs. The feedback of the 9 institutions was subsequently used to improve the guide and to collect examples of good practice for inclusion in the guide. Apart from the 9 official test institutions, other institutions in the Tuning network showed interest in testing the guide as well and provided additional examples and feedback.

Phase 3 - Final draft of the Guide:

The third phase aimed to further improve the guide following the feedback of the test phase. The feedback was circulated to the whole consortium and the ENIC/NARIC network (at the annual meeting) and the comments used to write a final version of the guide, which was published in autumn 2010.

CoRe 2: Overview of the project planning

Planning Diagram