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advisable to explain the criteria beforehand and make the process as transparent as possible. To measure the “know-how” is a challenge in a multidisciplinary and critical field such as Gender Studies. The assessment should address not only the knowledge acquired in the course, but also the learning process itself. It should also include students’ progress during their learning process. The assessment must address commentary, argumentative, oral and writing skills together with the ability to work in groups. As Gender Studies is seen as a political field of research and many students (and teachers) are personally and emotionally involved with feminism, assessment should not neglect this fact. The positive effect is firstly, a commitment to learning and, secondly, a passionate interest in the topics. However, it is crucial that teachers’ opinions or their own theoretical or intersectional preferences do not have an impact on the assessment. Gender Studies and individual teachers in some countries have also taken a critical approach towards quality assurance, assessments and evaluations as such, which is a pity. These auditing processes in universities are there to stay, and also funding in the future is more and more based on indicators and rankings. University auditing and quality assurance can be seen as great opportunities to promote good multidisciplinary teaching and an innovative pedagogical development, which has increased the success of Gender Studies in many countries. The field of multidisciplinary Gender Studies has a lot to offer to assessment processes practiced on the university level. Comparing good practices on the European (Athena) and national level and working together towards dynamic and contextual approaches to quality will be even more important in the future. (Based on: Gronold, Daniela and Linda Lund Pedersen. Teaching Methods and Learning Activities in Gender Studies. Hiltunen, Aino-Maija. Teaching Methods, Learning Activities and Assessment Methods in Gender Studies.)

4.2. Examples of Good Practices Course: Textual Outlaws, Feminist Historical Crime Fiction Cycle: Third Place: Gender Studies Department, Central European University, Hungary Lecturer: Prof. Andrea Peto˝ 92

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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