23 November 2021 | EQAF Paper

Benchlearning, a Finnish-Dutch case study of an enhancement oriented QA tool

Antonella Storti (Turku UAS), Eltjo Bazen (HU UAS Utrecht)

In the Finnish accreditation system, the element of benchlearning was introduced in 2018. Turku UAS grabbed the chance with this new method and invited HU UAS Utrecht, a long-time partner from the Netherlands, to dive in and see how much this method would bring both institutions.


Focussing on the theme of Managing Societal Engagement and Impact, the institutions had to invent how this process should actually work. After elaborate preparations by the coordinators on both sides, in the online sessions of knowledge-domain specific groups (educational and research staff combined) best practices ware shared and their potential implementation in the other institution explored. The method of benchlearning was deemed a very useful one by most of the involved, and will be used more often as a tool for institutional learning.

This paper was presented at EQAF and reflects the views of the named authors only.

ISSN: 1375-3797

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