The Sudoku Effect: Universities in the Vicious Circle of by Stefan Kühl

By Stefan Kühl

This booklet indicates that the creation of the ecu credits move method (ECTS) of credits issues as a brand new accounting unit at universities has resulted in elevated paperwork and the schoolmaster-style regimentation of Bachelor’s and Master’s classes. It explains how, as a result strain of getting to plot each operating hour of learning prematurely, a ‘Sudoku impact’ is created by way of the need to mix classes, assessments and modules in this sort of means that the issues ‘add up’. An unintended part impact of the advent of the ECTS, the Sudoku impact has ended in extra school room type educating, an inflation of assessments and less offerings on hand to scholars. It has led to such complicated and contradictory directions for the making plans of the curriculum that the values attributed to the better schooling reform can frequently basically be realised if the foundations for Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes are missed, or at the very least stretched, in perform. The ebook describes how the response to this example is the continual extra refinement of the advanced ideas instead of their abolishment.

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