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— Explicitly combine degree profiles, described in Part 3.1, with occupations that are described in Part 3.4 This will help the users of the Brochure to understand how and why a degree in Gender Studies can be useful vis-à-vis the labour market. — The results of ranking and rating of specific competencies were seen as very informative. The striking agreement between students, teachers and societal stakeholders was noted. However, the users of the Brochure would profit from an explicit description in the Part 3.4 that explains which specific competences provide the most marketable skills for Gender Studies graduates, i.e. linguistic skills ability to translate cultural assumptions from context A to B, ability to identify power differentials, ability to relate theory to practical issues and social policy. — The Validation Panel Members were struck by the low ranking by students, teachers, graduates and employers of the competence indicating the ability for the application of quantitative research methods in research on women and gender (Part 3.6). The Validation Panel Members suggested that this be addressed explicitly, i.e. explain that quantitative research requires more financial investments, and that in a way this preference for qualitative methods can be seen as a sign of the financially marginal position Gender Studies often occupy in universities and research institutes. — Part 3.2 should mention the role of Gender Studies in programmes devoted to other topics more explicitly. The Validation Panel Members were convinced that Gender Studies can have an important and beneficial impact on general knowledge and culture, and would appreciate it if the Brochure addressed this. — Part 3.4 describes the transfer and best ways of “implementing” the acquired knowledge into practice. The Validation Panel Members suggested that an explanation of the challenges of knowledge transfer in the field of Gender Studies be added.


Gender Studies Tuning Brochure  
Gender Studies Tuning Brochure  

Tuning Educational Structures in Europe The name Tuning was chosen for the project to refl ect the idea that universities do not look for u...