The Civic Education
Project (CEP) is pleased to announce the launch of its Higher Education Support for Social
Sciences (HESSS) project. Funded by the United States Department of State, this project
contributes towards reform efforts in the area of curriculum development and the
implementation of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) in Macedonia in line with the
Macedonian higher education law of 2000, and in the context of the Bologna
Funded by the United States Department of State, this project aims to contribute towards
curriculum development and the implementation of ECTS in Macedonia.
The specific goal of HESSS is to prepare
a cadre of social science academics for the full implementation of ECTS at their
institutions. The participants in the project are from all levels of academic staff from
University Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Skopje, University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bitola, and
the South East European University, Tetovo. Clustered in five discipline-based working
groups, the participants will focus on the key elements of full ECTS implementation:
course planning to match a restructured educational
- introduction to the Bologna process
- teaching methodologies as a foundation for redesigning
In addition, to ensure sustainability,
absorption and dissemination of the material covered in the process, the project prepares
the participants to spread the ideas developed in the workshops to the larger academic
In five discipline-based working groups, the participants will focus on teaching
methodologies, course planning, curriculum development and ECTS compliance.
Upon completion of the project the
participants will be in a position to revise their courses, develop their teaching
methodologies, and make strong and positive contributions to the ongoing curriculum reform
process in their own institutions.
This bilingual webspace will host support
materials, including background documents, discipline-specific resources for the working
groups, as well as practical outcomes and responses from participants to the workshops,
such as discussion areas, reports on implementation initiatives, and specific products.
The website will be a tool for the extension of the working groups, as projects are
developed, shared, and moderated within this virtual environment.