Developing reflection on competence-based learning:
the Russian experience with the Tuning approach

Anna Serbati and Alessio Surian

About Authors


   Anna Serbati ( earned a PhD in Educational Sciences at the University of Padua (Italy) where she is a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology, conducting research on teacher professional development and academic educational innovation. She has coordinated research projects concerning design and delivery of academic curricula and methods and tools for identification and certification of competences. Dr. Serbati has been a European consultant within the Tuning Russia project and she is collaborating in the Tuning EU-US Study. She is assistant Editor of the Italian Journal of Educational Research and a Junior Member of EARLI, the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. Her principal fields of research are higher education, educational innovation, lifelong learning, competence assessment and evaluation.


  Alessio Surian (, Ph.D. in Educational Sciences, is a Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology (FISPPA) of the University of Padova (Italy). He conducts research in the field of Social Interaction, especially concerning on-line and face-to-face collaboration, intercultural competences, and transformative learning. He has collaborated with the Tuning Russia project as an Expert, supporting the Social Work subject area working group. He is co-coordinator of the EARLI Special Interest Group 21 on Teaching and Learning in Culturally Diverse Settings.