General Objective: To foster curriclum reform based on the student-centred approach in 6 South American countries, with impact on others, covering 4 subject areas representing 4 educational sectors/domains and directly involving 20 programmes.
To achieve the desired alignment, the ACE Project Participants worked on creating the conditions and instruments necessary for the effective implementation of Student-Centred Approach.
The ACE Partner Universities showcase
1) what Student-Centred Programmes can look like in 4 different educational sectors – Environmental Studies, History, Nursing and Teacher Education; and
2) how institutions can build on the resources they have and join students’ and academics’ efforts to ensure that both the programme design and delivery are in line with the student-centred approach
The project applied a bottom-up approach, but at the same time intended to inform and influence higher level of management and policy making. That is why it also involved three non-university members from South America.
The ACE Project has been unique in a number of aspects, but if one had to be chosen, this will be the active participation of students in all the project activities and the intentional building of institutional teams composed of both academics and students – teams in which students and academics worked together on promoting successful adoption of Student-Centred Approach.