Pilot in Ljubljana
On November 11, 2016, a Mastermind Europe pilot was conducted with two distinct Master’s programmes of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia: the Master’s in Arts Therapy and the Master’s in Education Policy. Again Inez Meurs and Kees Kouwenaar acted as the Mastermind Europe experts. The two Master’s programmes proved to be quite distinct in terms of their mix of subject-related knowledge & skills, general academic competencies, and personal competencies & traits. But for both the legal context in Slovenia and the economical context in the region of South East Europe were shown as highly relevant context factors. Given the legal ramifications, the pilot session worked rather as a trigger to critical reflection, than setting a concrete change agenda. But the suggestion was welcomed to identify academic articles – not too subject-specific – that benchmark the general academic competency expected from new Master’s students.
The pilot in Ljubljana is the second of a series of such pilots with individual Master’s programmes – or sets of closely related Master’s – at universities within the Mastermind Europe Consortium. The 1st pilot was at Vilnius University, the 3rd will be at the Politecnico di Milano, and the 4th at the University of Graz.