This variant clarifies the purpose (objectives and learning experiences) and roles (tutor, learner, peer, etc.). In addition, it allows the parties to acquire a sense of ownership of the whole process, which, in itself, strongly justifies participation in future collaborative activities. It also paves the way for the development of a number of transferable key competences; such as communication, self-efficacy, reflective practice, etc. A learning contract is an agreement negotiated between a learner and a supervisor to ensure that certain activities are carried out to achieve an identified learning objective, providing specific evidence to demonstrate that the objective has been achieved. The learning agreement should include all the learning outcomes that the student needs to acquire during the exchange. Learning contracts have gained popularity as assessment methods have evolved from tutor-centred to more student-centred approaches. It also reflects the shift towards more self-controlled learning. Knight (2002b) describes how there are many alternative concepts for apprenticeship contracts, including apprenticeship agreements and negotiable learning agreements. An apprenticeship contract usually has a written report on: it must be concluded before the Erasmus internship and signed by the UL Academic Coordinator. This is usually what the host university requests as part of the application process. At that time, the module options are provisional and can still be changed when you start your placement. Note: for the level of language competences, the Common European Framework of Reference (A1=beginner) is used; C2=near native) IMPORTANT: Modules/classes must be included in the learning agreement in order to be considered for approval by the academic coordinator.
Empty learning agreements (i.e. no selected modules) will not be signed. In this process, the learner must explain their learning intentions and set (and agree) achievable goals. And to be able to justify one`s own plans in relation to “x” [where x is the agreed program or achievements]. The learning agreement must be signed before the academic exchange by the student, the UL Erasmus Academic Coordinator and the Academic Coordinator at the host university. This helps to ensure that the choice of courses is approved by the UL Academic Coordinator and can thus help to avoid any subsequent misunderstandings. The three parties who sign the apprenticeship agreement undertake to respect all the agreed agreements and to surrender in such a way that the student is recognized for his studies or internships carried out abroad without further requirement.. . . .