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Tuning-AHELO Conceptual Framework of Expected and Desired Learning Outcomes in Economics

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    The OECD Secretariat, at the invitation of the AHELO Group of National Experts, contracted the Tuning Association to undertake initial development work on learning outcomes to be used for valid and reliable assessments of students from diverse institutions and countries. The two disciplines selected for the AEHLO Feasibility Study are engineering and economics. Following the Tuning approach, academics from various regions and countries in the world reached consensus on definitions of expected learning outcomes for bachelor’s-type programmes in both disciplines. This Working Paper presents the outcomes of their work for the economics discipline. This report intends to identify a set of learning outcomes and spur on a collective reflection on learning outcomes for economics at the transnational level. In addition to the agreed upon learning outcomes, the paper presents an overview of the field of economics, the typical degrees and occupations in economics associated to the first and second cycle degrees. The paper also discusses the role of learning outcomes and presents the approach used to defining them. A summary of some of the prior work on the learning outcomes approaches in the economics field is also provided. Le Secrétariat de l’OCDE, à l’invitation du Groupe National d’Experts de AHELO, a mandaté l’association Tuning pour conduire un travail initial sur les résultats d’apprentissage qui seront utilisés dans le cadre d’évaluations valides et fiables d’étudiants provenant de divers établissements et de différents pays. Les deux disciplines sélectionnées pour l’étude de faisabilité AHELO sont l’ingénierie et l’économie. Suivant l’approche TUNING, des universitaires provenant de divers pays et régions du monde, se sont mis d’accord sur une définition des résultats attendus d’étudiants de 1er cycle universitaire dans les deux disciplines. Ce document de travail présente le produit de leur réflexion s’agissant de l’économie. Ce rapport a pour objet de susciter la réflexion collective sur les résultats de 1er cycle en économie au niveau transnational. Les membres du groupe de travail AHELO-Tuning ont identifié une variété de résultats d’apprentissage correspondants. Le document présente également le champ couvert par l’économie, les types de diplômes et de métiers possibles pour le premier et le second cycle. Il reflète par ailleurs les débats sur le rôle des résultats d’apprentissage et réunit les approches ayant servi à les définir. Un résumé des travaux conduits précédemment sur les résultats d’apprentissage en économie est inclus.

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    Paper provided by OECD Publishing in its series OECD Education Working Papers with number 59.

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    Date of creation: 21 Feb 2011
    Handle: RePEc:oec:eduaab:59-en
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