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What are modules
- Modules are self-contained and examinable teaching and learning units related to a study offer that aims to teach certain subqualifications which sum up to a subject-specific complex qualification.
- Modules comprise of different teaching and learning forms such as lectures, tutorials, practical trainings, excursion etc. The composition of modules has to orient consequently to the qualification aims of the intended study offers and to define significance and contribution of every course accordingly.
- Modules are completed by a module examination.
- Modules have to be described regarding their quality and extent to ensure that they are internationally acceptable and comparable.
- Modules shall be versatile .
The module content is the basis for its qualitative description. According to the framework defined by the Conference of Ministers of Education (KMK) on 15.9.2000, a module description shall contain at least the following information:
- Topic, content and qualification aim of the module
- Teaching and learning forms the module comprises of
- Preconditions (precognition, special preparations) for participating in the module
- Usability of the module (particularly for other study offers)
- Duration of the module (to ensure a proper balance between the desired curriculum coherence and flexibility and mobility of students as it is required by the Bologna statement, modules should last for more than one term only in exceptional cases)
- Course cycle (e.g. every term, every year, on demand)
- Expenditure of work (displayed as the student's required effort in working hours/workload)
- Information on learning outcome credits
- Form and extent of examinations during the course of study
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