Research & Projects

International academic relations

Erasmus+ is the EU’s programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain experience, and volunteer abroad. Set to last until 2020, Erasmus+ doesn’t just have opportunities for students. Merging seven prior programmes, it has opportunities for a wide variety of individuals and organisations.

ASSET is a new project led by Kinneret Academic College of Erasmus+ – Key Action 2 – Capacity building in the field of higher education. These types of projects are aimed at supporting the modernisation, accessibility and internationalisation of higher education in Partner Countries. Another aim is to encourage cooperation between the EU and Partner Countries and support eligible Partner Countries in addressing challenges in the management and governance of their higher education institutions. This includes improving the quality of higher education, developing new and innovative education programmes, modernising higher education systems through reform policies as well as fostering cooperation across different regions of the world through joint initiatives.

Assessment Tools for new learning environments in higher education institutions [ASSET] is a joint project of 14 higher education institution from Israel, Georgia and EU (these kind of projects are aimed at organisations to help improve curriculums, governance, and the strengthening of relations between higher education systems. Learn more:

ASSET aims at developing and using best practices of formative assessment tools and methods to evaluate students’ lifelong learning skills in student-centred learning environments and to adjust teaching to better meet student’s learning needs. In order to do so, this project will apply Course Assessment Tools [CATs] to the innovative courses that have been developed and piloted through previous EU TEMPUS/ERASMUS+ projects.

The ASSET consortium provides the knowledge and pedagogical expertise aimed at developing and piloting creative and innovative assessment tools and methods adapted to constructivist learning environments, and improving the effectiveness of teaching and learning within the Israeli (IL) and Georgian (GE) higher education systems, thus, bridging the gap between current educational goals and outcomes of teaching, learning, and assessment processes based on the principles set out in the Bologna process. Project coordinator is Dr. Dorit Alt


Lifelong Learning in Applied Fields (LLAF) 2013 – 2016

Educational practice is continually subjected to renewal needs, due mainly to the growing proportion of information communication technology, globalization of education, and the pursuit of quality. These types of renewal needs require developing updated instructional practices that put a premium on adaptability to the emerging requirements of present society, such as cooperation skills, and the ability to critically select, acquire and use knowledge.

However, the Israeli university instruction is criticized for not coping with these new challenges, while continuing to exemplify the traditional instruction, based on objectivist philosophical assumptions. In order to overcome this critical inadequacy between current educational goals and instructional methods, the LLAF consortium (including 16 members from 8 countries) is collaborating to create a curricular reform for lifelong learning (LLL) in teachers’ education, health care and other applied fields. This project 2013 – 2016 achieved its objectives by developing and piloting models for training students in LLL and promoting meaningful learning activities in teachers’ education that could integrate knowledge with the personal transferable skills.

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