KLAIPĖDA UNIVERSITY CHILDHOOD PEDAGOGY STUDY PROGRAMME STUDENTS’ CONNECTIONS BETWEEN learning PROVISIONS and study quality

Rasa Braslauskienė, Aida Norvilienė, Sada Ramanauskienė, Neringa Strazdienė, Reda Vismantienė

Abstract


Higher education, scientific research and innovations play a significant role in supporting social cohesion, economic growth and global competitiveness. The Bologna Process documents note the importance of the involvement of students in the quality assurance of higher education.The aim of the article is to reveal the connections between learning provisions and study quality of the Klaipėda University (hereinafter: KU) Childhood Pedagogy study programme students. 131 students of Klaipėda University Childhood Pedagogy study programme were interviewed by means of a questionnaire.The research reveals that students’ attitudes towards individual determinants of the study quality are related to the learning provisions that they follow. Students have identified most important factors affecting the quality of studies: relationship between the student and the university teacher, student motivation to learn, teaching/learning methods and university teacher competences. The results of the research can help university management team, programme curators to enhance educational processes at the university by improving the quality of studies.

KEY WORDS: students’ learning provisions, quality of the study, study programme.

JEL CODES: I21, I25

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15181/rfds.v31i2.2102


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