“It takes a village to raise a child” and it can be argued that it takes a network of higher education institutes to provide students with the best education they need, a network in which each of the partner HEIs fulfil a unique and essential place within a thematic learning community. “
In this process, there is also much to gain for stakeholders involved: teachers widen their scope and network, and receive inspiring input from international colleagues, programme leaders get deeper insights in other practices and organizations and connect around practical everyday challenges and visionary perspectives from connected academies. The opportunities for learning in such a network are abundant, on all levels, including on institutional level.
Within the EOALAB project, one of the Working Groups explored the opportunities and challenges of such an educational model and innovative institutional network. As a result, the EOLAB project has recently published a Manual on Shared Education.
The manual contains the following perspectives with tips and tricks for setup and improvement:
- Curriculum design
- Student perspective
- Teacher perspective
- Design of modules
- Application process
- Learning from exchange
- Link curriculum – professional field