Norveški finančni mehanizem in Finančni mehanizem EGP 2014–2021
Sodelujemo za zeleno, konkurenčno in vključujočo Evropo.

Institutional cooperation for effective teaching

5 April 2024 – Designing for Enhanced Competence through Active Participation in Higher Education (DECAP-HE) project has successfully concluded. The project, co-funded by the Norway Grants, is based on improving the quality and effectiveness of teaching and learning and empowering individuals and institutions in higher education.

The audience was addressed by the project leader, Assist. Prof. Dr. Polonca Serrano, ALMA MATER EUROPAEA – European Centre, Maribor. She emphasised that “the project has improved cooperation and networking between institutions at all levels of formal and non-formal education. By establishing cooperation with selected partners, including Norwegian higher education institutions, teachers, institutional management, training providers and policy makers have gained access to modern, student-centred practices, giving them the opportunity to compare these practices with existing practices in the Slovenian environment. In this way, they have access to content for improvement.”

The event was attended by a representative of the Slovenian project partners and the Norwegian partner, who presented the results of the project and, above all, praised the cooperation of all stakeholders in the project.

The audience is seated and facing the podium.
© Alma Mater Europaea

Project Results

The project has identified key features of pedagogical practices that are in line with the principles of active learning for the development of 21st century key competences in higher education. New practices and learning environments based on the principles of active learning for the 21st century were developed and disseminated, ensuring the development and sustainability of active learning environments across higher education in Slovenia.

The design of the didactic programme Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Higher Education – UPUVI, focused on developing and improving the skills and competences of lecturers to create active learning environments in their specific educational contexts. They also created a network of interactive learning environments for innovative teaching in active learning pedagogies at all levels of formal and non-formal education in higher education.

They have also developed a Centre for Enhanced Teaching and Innovation – SOPI with the purpose of providing and disseminating high quality skills and competencies for the creation of active learning environments in higher education.

The Project Promotor of the DECAP-HE project is ALMA MATER EUROPAEA – European Centre, Maribor. The project partners are the Educational Research Institute, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia, the Student Organization of Slovenia, and Kristiania University College from Norway.



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