Tuning projects are powerful instruments for promoting understanding and cooperation between institutions, countries and regions across the world. Organized by and for universities, they focus on developing culturally inclusive student-centred and competence-based learning. Together, the different Tuning projects – and Tuning as a project – propose ways of reaching global consensus beginning from a subject area, an institution, a country and a region.
All Tuning projects are characterized by their philosophy of inclusiveness, which means that in the Tuning projects all those interested in enhancing higher education provision become partners who work together towards the common goal.
Tuning projects offer academics in all disciplines a common language to discuss teaching, learning and assessment collegially and – to reiterate – involving all those concerned.
Finally, Tuning projects are designed in such a way as to ensure sustainability of the initiatives beyond the lifetime of the projects themselves.
- Participants of the Tuning projects
- (re)design, implement and evaluate higher education degree programmes;
- engage in conducting staff development activities for other colleagues within their institutions and in other institutions;
- contribute to creation and enhancement of higher education areas in different regions of the world, and
- seek collaboration with all the relevant parties – from students to policy makers – in order to improve student learning and post-university experience.
Types of Projects
Tuning projects can be divided into two broad categories: Regional/National projects and Thematic projects.