New EUA report looks at institutional approaches to student-centred learning
3 October 2019
In September 2019, the European University Association (EUA) published a report titled Student-centred learning: approaches to quality assurance, which presents the status of student-centred learning in Europe’s universities and offers considerations for the role of quality assurance processes in ensuring that education provision is geared towards student learning and success.
Ample evidence suggests that even though student-centred learning is a topic of great interest and benefit to universities across Europe and beyond, there are widespread difficulties in addressing the concept in practice, mostly due to its broad scope and the lack of a shared definition of the term. While the report focuses on internal quality assurance, it also argues for a need for external quality assurance to be context-sensitive and attentive to different quality assurance approaches when evaluating whether institutions meet the expectations of the ESG 2015 standard 1.3 on student-centred learning.