The new project started in November 2013, funded under the EC's LLP, Erasmus Multilateral Partnerships aims to study the TLL strategies of higher education institutes to improve the quality of work of learners and the quality of their work performance.
It is led by University Rovira i Virgilia (Spain) and involves CRADALL and PASCAL at the University of Glasgow together with other partners: Fundación Conocimiento y Desarrollo (Spain), Navreme Boheme, s. r. o. (Czech Republic), Universität Bremen (Germany), Anadolu Üniversitesi (Turkey) and University of Tampere (Finland).
The project provides a comparative study of potential of universities’ TLL in both of these dimensions and of the possibilities, but also the obstacles to improvement. The project will analysis efficiency of TLL programs in these terms looking at the possibilities for the integration of non-traditional learners in the higher education systems.
Based on a classification of institutional strategies, the project will analyse good practices in universities of six European countries addressing: the regulation of the TLL within the national qualification systems, but overall the integration of labour market actors in the programmes’ design. The project gives attention to the internal regulation in terms of access, learning pathways, certifications, recognition of prior learning, funding; and the relationship to the Bologna three-cycle system and the ECTS.
These results will allow the development of differentiated tools for the analysis of the impact of the TLL programs on the quality of work and the quality of work performance; for the measurement of the return of investment in terms of financial, human, cultural and social capital.
The project will facilitate mutual learning so that the internal and external stakeholders of University TLL can interchange experience, contrast the findings of the good practice analyses; and design strategies to improve the labour market linkages. Through a conference, the project results will be presented. A project website will be present in the course of the project its results online targeting policy makers, rectors and directors of higher education institutes, practitioners and students. And a dissemination and exploitation strategy will be developed and applied based on the principle of networking with other initiatives and projects as well as with expert in the field.