On April 5 and 8, two more sessions within the in-house ESP and ECTS/Tuning Modular Training in the frame of the SMARTI Project took place at PAARA. This time the large and zealous audience (32 participants) got familiarized with the European Credit Transfer System and Tuning methodology. The training was held by Ms. Gayane Hovhannisyan, Project team member, Head of the Centre for Quality Assurance, and supported by Mrs. Tereza Khechoyan, Director of the Centre for International Cooperation and Development, local coordinator of the Project, and Ms. Tatevik Movsisyan, Deputy Director of the above Centre, Project team member.
In addition, Mrs Gayane Martirosyan, leading specialist of the Centre for Quality Assurance, presented the gratifying results of the survey on the participants’ satisfaction with the meeting, the expected outcomes, logistics, etc., which was conducted at the end of the first session on ECTS and Tuning methodology.
The first theoretical session (April 5) was interactive, which involved several games and tasks for the audience to reveal what they acquired from the provided information. Furthermore, in the end, the audience was given an assignment to develop either a syllabus/ curriculum or an assessment rubric based on the ECTS and Tuning methodology.
During the second practical training (April 8), one of the faculty representatives, Mrs Ani Momtshyan, presented a syllabus for the “Artificial Intelligence” course. Mrs Laura Petrosyan, Head of the Chair on Psychology of Management, introduced the “Psychology of Management” Master’s Programme curriculum. Mr Armenak Ayvazyan, Head of the Department of Science, presented a syllabus for the “Information Management” course. It is noteworthy that the assignments were fulfilled in line with the ECTS, attaching special significance to the definition of the learning outcomes by skillfully applying Bloom’s Taxonomy to make the outcomes measurable.
A number of students: Gyulnara Danielyan, Mary Harutyunyan and Nonna Vardanyan, made a presentation on how to assess a master’s thesis by propounding their version of a rubric for that.