STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING QUALITY IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN LANGUAGE AND E-LEARNING EDUCATION: USING THE EUROPEAN LANGUAGE LABEL MODEL Cover Image

STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING QUALITY IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN LANGUAGE AND E-LEARNING EDUCATION: USING THE EUROPEAN LANGUAGE LABEL MODEL
STRATEGIES FOR PROMOTING QUALITY IN RESEARCH AND INNOVATION IN LANGUAGE AND E-LEARNING EDUCATION: USING THE EUROPEAN LANGUAGE LABEL MODEL

Author(s): Claudia Elena DINU, Monica Vlad, Stefan COLIBABA
Subject(s): Education
Published by: ”Carol I” National Defence University Publishing House
Keywords: language; research; innovation; policies; education; VLE

Summary/Abstract: The focus of this paper is to put forth a model for developing strategies for improving quality in language learning research, innovation and policies in education. Between 2012 and 2014, the European Union, under the Lifelong Learning Programme, is funding the network NELLIP (Network of European Language Labelled Initiatives - Lifelong Learning Programme, Key Activity 2). The main aim of the network is to mainstream the initiatives considered of high quality in the European member states. The European Language Label is granted yearly to several projects as an acknowledgement of their contribution to the promotion of language learning, virtual learning environments, awareness raising towards multilingualism and improving quality in language teaching. From the hundreds of initiatives awarded the European Language Label during the last ten years approximately, the NELLIP project will select a couple of hundred (with examples from each educational sector). These initiatives are to be explored with a view to identifying examples of best practice in all areas that characterize quality in learning: quality of the materials and methodologies developed, dissemination and sustainability strategies, the potential for transferring and replicating results. This article presents the methodology developed by NELLIP to identify and encourage the transfer of quality language projects and offers guidelines on how to plan, implement, manage, exploit and create networks of language learning quality initiatives based on maximizing best practice developed within the framework of European language labeled projects and initiatives. Also, NELLIP focuses on the strategies for the exploitation and networking of language learning initiatives that have received the European Language Label and on the analysis of the benefits and impact of the European Language Label for language learning providers.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 304-307
  • Page Count: 4
  • Language: English