The innovating triangle in teaching European Studies: trends, legal regulations, vocations

 The innovating triangle in teaching European Studies: trends, legal regulations, vocations

 By Cornea Valentina


Journal of Danubian Studies and Research, Vol 5, No 1, 2015


The Report to the European Commission on Improving the quality of teaching and learning in Europe’s higher education institutions (June 2013) serves the starting point for this study. The title of the report has generated the basic question of this study – innovation in teaching is adopted under the influence of trends, it is supported / required by national legislation or it is just a vocation. In this regard, the first section contains an overview of the EU Group recommendations at high level for modernization of the higher education regarding on improvement of the teaching and learning quality. The second section analyzes the policy documents from Moldova and the extent to which the Changing Paradigm of Teaching by applying innovative methods of teaching is supported at governmental / institutional level. The third section contains the data and the results of a sociological analysis on the assessment and the attitude of the teaching staff and students on the application and effects of innovative teaching methods. The conclusions maintain the idea that a teaching method is considered traditional or modern on the basis of the comparison between the intentional or unintentional produced consequences. The exchange of experience, vocation/pedagogical tact is important in Changing Paradigm of Teaching.

Key words: Methods, learning quality,  European studies

N​OTE: This article is a conference proceeding of  5th DAIE Conference, organized by Danubius University of Galati, Romania, in collaboration with Cahul State University “B.P. Hasdeu”, Republic of Moldova, Izmail State Liberal Arts University, Ukraine, University of Ruse "Angel Kanchev", Bulgaria and EDUCONS University, Serbia, 29 June 2015, Novy Sad.

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