Study Offer

The study offer presented below is an excerpt from the Module Guide, where individual Units with exam requirements are described in detail, as well as the offer of the Academic Year 2012/2013. Curricula of attendance periods will be published in due time in the Students’ Guide.

Modules - Units – Introductory Lectures

Attendance Period at the University of ZAGREB 1st  - 31st Oct 2012

Orientation Day: Programme Presentation, Workshop: Moodle Training

Introductory Lectures with Discussion

  1. Education Reform Processes in South Eastern and Central Eastern Europe
  2. European Education and Human Rights Education

Each attendance period begins with introductory lectures. These create a frame for the module of the given attendance period i.e. connect the modules of the first and the second attendance period. In support of this topical connection, Unit 11 “Globalisation and National Education Policies in Europe” begins already in the first eLearning period and, stretching throughout the study, closes at the end of the second attendance period.

Module 1         Quality Management and Counselling in Education

In the focus of the Module are concepts of education systems governance, especially of their development and implementation since the beginning of the 1990’s. The goal is to present and critically reflect on the related and sometimes contradictory development processes. Using schools and universities as an example, Module Units deal with education-economical leading principles, problems of external goal requirements and key questions of education management and of management-related organisational counselling, especially in the light of organisational change and evaluation issues.

Unit 1              Research and Evaluation Methods
Unit 2              Economics of Education and New Governance Models
Unit 3              Quality Development and Evaluation
Unit 4              Quality Management in Higher Education
Workshop: Quality Management in International Projects (part of Unit 4)


Module  2        School in a Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Europe

In the light of growing social, cultural and linguistic diversity, educational systems in European countries are challenged to develop models of school education and school management in line with the quality indicators for education in Europe, effective since 2000. They also need to integrate themselves in the perspective of the evolving European education area. This can only succeed if Europe-wide developments are brought in line with the national and regional features. In this respect, the Module deals with the differences and commonalities of national school systems in Europe, analyses different reform strategies in view of a European dimension and the demands of an inclusive school. It also presents special concepts and theories, for instance how to better handle minorities and linguistic and cultural diversity in schools. 

Unit 5               Perspectives of School Development in Europe
Unit 6               Minorities in Schools
Unit 7               Multilingualism in the School System
Unit 8               School Effectiveness, Evaluation and Improvement

Module 3         New Media

Due to its structural connection with many other forms of online learning, Distance Learning is gaining increasing importance and making long-term changes in education, also and especially in the field of university education and (professional) further education. The Module offers an introduction into the significance of the education market emerging in connection with New Media. Didactic possibilities of different dimensions will especially be dealt with. The goals – not only with the competition between education providers in mind – are to learn to assess the specifics of eLearning /Distance Learning and the limits and possibilities of application of different formats, as well as to deal with the requirements of effective use and successful implementation of New Media.

Unit 9               New Media and the International Educational Market
Workshop: Media-Design Counselling Competences in Education (part of Unit 9) 

Attendance Period at the University of Münster  1st – 31st May 2013

Orientation Day: Programme Presentation, Workshop: Moodle Training

Introductory Lectures with Discussion

  1. European Integration Process and National Education Policies
  2. Education Policy Stakeholders in Europe


Module 3 (continued)   New Media

Unit 10             Distance Learning: Practice and Didactics
Workshop:  Counselling Competences in Distance Learning (part of Unit 10)


Module 4        Education Policies and Education Counselling

The Module deals with the current challenges in the sector of tertiary education in Europe, as a consequence of globalisation and European integration. Topics of analysis and discussion will be education-political, sometimes even contradictory developments, as shown in the context of the Bologna process. A key question is whether and how the model of a unified European education area can be realized; when at the same time different traditions, basic understanding and experiences are at work in the creation and further development of education systems. Which education-political concepts and instruments can help to overcome these challenges and where are the limits of this model? These questions will be addressed primarily in reference to the subsystems: higher education, teacher education, vocational education and lifelong learning.

Unit 11             Globalisation and National Education Policies in Europe
Unit 12             Teacher Education in European Higher Education Area
Unit 13             Vocational Training in Europe
Unit 14             Lifelong Learning and Educational Counselling
Optional Workshop: Soft Skills - Counselling and Presentation


Module 5        Diversity Management and Counselling Concepts

In the context of globalisation and worldwide migration, productive management of diversity (cultural, ethnic, linguistic, gender-related etc.) has become one of decisive key qualifications influencing the success or failure of activities in teams and organisations. Especially business companies but also education institutions like schools and universities are presented with numerous new demands. The Module offers insight in the theories, practice fields and consultation concepts of Diversity Management in companies and human resource development on the one hand, and in the issues of intercultural learning and language planning as well as managing multilingualism in Europe on the other. The Module points to difficulties and possibilities of diversity as a resource  of innovation and creativity.

Unit 15             Ethnic Diversity and Inequality in Organisations
Unit 16             Concepts of Intercultural Learning
Unit 17             Multilingualism and Language Policies in Europe
Unit 18             Human Resource Management and Diversity
Optional Workshop: Intercultural Management