THE PEDAGOGICAL POTENTIALS OF IMPLEMENTING NOTIONAL HOURS IN RELATION TO THE BOLOGNA PROCESS: A CHALLENGE TO HAMORNIZE THE EDUCATIONAL PARADIGM IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Abstract

The act of harmonization, transparency, mobility and competitiveness across international norms and standards is the wake of the global challenge to synchronize the educational paradigm in higher education. The realms of the Bologna process, together with the implementation of the Notional Learning Scheme of learning, optimizes pedagogical potentials and educational paradigms as it diverts the focus of the educative processes towards international standards of university teaching contexts in a dialogic scheme of teaching and learning.Contextualized within the frameworks of harmonization, transparency, mobility and competitiveness across international norms and standards, challenges are posted if it is to be made effective in the light of attaining the real pedagogical potentials in the authentic essence of paradigm shift in higher education

Keywords: Assessment and Marking Scheme, Bologna Process, Dublin Descriptors, Notional Hours, Pedagogical Potential

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