The goal of this publication is to serve as a practical and easily comprehensible guide for the development and maintenance of a credit point system in higher music education institutions: conservatoires, music academies, Musikhochschulen and the like. This publication draws upon the “ECTS Users’ Guide”, issued by the European Commission in February 2009. In Chapter 2 of this handbook you will find a short definition of a credit point system, some historical aspects of credit point systems, a description of the basic features, advantages and disadvantages of credit point systems
Chapter 3 deals with three different models which you might use when building a credit point system in your institution – some remarks on specific problems when building a credit point system
Chapter 4 describes remarks on the wider context of credit point systems: their relation to curriculum development, internationalisation and quality assurance.
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