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4. Teaching, Learning and Assessment The specialists in the Athena Network have been involved in the design and the implementation of innovative courses and modules. Parts 4.1 and 4.2 refer to the existing publications regarding those issues, but also to the contributions of the Tuning Project Group Members. Part 4.1 presents the description of content, teaching methods, learning activities and assessment tools practiced and applied in the field of Gender Studies. Part 4.2 presents the examples of the good practices taught at Humanities, Social Science and Medicine Faculties. The good practices have been proposed and selected by measuring them against the defined generic and specific competences. Thus, their ability to meet the standards of transparency and quality assurance set by the EU-ministers of education. The number of the presented examples has been determined by the defined format of the Tuning Brochure. Descriptions of the selected practices do not contain the depiction of the assessment tools. The assessment tools are comprehensively described in Part 4.1.4. Those tools are interchangeably applied by scholars who design and teach the particular examples of the good practices.

4.1. Content/Teaching Methods/Learning Activities/Assessment Tools 4.1.1. Content Gender Studies is a multi – and interdisciplinary field of research. It investigates the historical, cultural and social status of gender and sexuality providing students with many valuable competencies and skills. It aims to produce new information on gendered relations, women’s lives and their status in society. In most European countries, it also includes men’s studies and queer studies as well as studies concerning equality. Gender Studies is mostly located in the humanities and social sciences, but also in medicine. Multidisciplinarity adds special meaning and value to both teaching and content. From the very beginning students learn to communicate their views and standpoints to various audiences and contextualize their own knowledge. These are very valuable skills for instance on the labour market. Gender Studies’ students achieve relevant and applicable skills but 87

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...

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...

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