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Linq 2013 plenary_keynote_silva_mendes

  1. 1. Date: in 12 ptsEducationand CultureQUALITY LINQ 2013Quality improvementinlearning outcomesAntonio Silva MendesDG Education and CultureDirector16 May 2013
  2. 2. EducationAccording to Eurostat, in 2011,• 7.5 million young people aged 15–24 and• 6.5 million young people aged 25–29were excluded from labour market and education inEurope (NEETs).The economic loss was € 153 billion.This is corresponds to 1.2% of European GDP.Going up to 2% or more in some MS.
  3. 3. Date: in 12 ptsLevel of youth unemployment (4th quarter 2011) in relation to the share of students participating inwork based learning at ISCED 3 level programmesEducationand Culture
  4. 4. EducationEducation and Training ContextIn this period where the Educationlandscape has been shaken by an economicearthquake:• Education budgets under pressure; domore with less;• Teaching workforce seriously affected(20 national education systems withfrozen or cuts in salaries)
  5. 5. EducationEducation and Training Context (cont)At the same time we are witnessing atsunami in the Education field:• Massive increase in global demand foreducation• Massive impact of IT in educationprovision and methods;• Massive retirement of teachers and staffshortages in some areas
  6. 6. Date: in 12 ptsQuality in Education and Trainingto improve quality of learningopportunities aiming at:Developing outcomes and skills tobetter match society and labourmarket needsEducation
  7. 7. EducationQuality in Education and Trainingpromotes better quality in the design,organization, content, delivery,assessment and validation of learningProviding national policy makers,institutions, and education andtraining providers with policyguidance and practical instruments
  8. 8. EducationQuality in Education and TrainingResearch demonstrates that quality ofteachers has the greatest potential forimproving learning."poor quality teaching has a debilitatingand cumulative effect on studentoutcomes, … and is more strongly relatedto student achievements than classes sizeor other spendings"
  9. 9. EducationTwo levels of intervention:• What Member States need to do;• The European Union can help
  10. 10. EducationWhat Member States need to do forTeachers• Define competencies and qualities;• Redesign recruitment systems to selectthe best;• Ensure induction and LLL• Provide regular feedback• Focus on learning not on administration• Reinforce out of the box partnerships
  11. 11. EducationThe EU can help …• By strengthening the link between EU policyand spending priorities; financing actionsthat benefit teaching professions.• By stepping up our role in helping MembersStates learn from each other; supportingbenchmarking activities.Rethinking EducationErasmus for All Program
  12. 12. Date: in 12 ptsRethinking Education packageInvesting in skills for better socio-economic outcomes:Skills for 21st century (basic and tranversal – specialfocus on STEM and entrepreneurship; vocational with afocus on WBL and excellence)Open and flexible learning (learning outcomes,transparency and recognition of qualifications – EQF,ECVET; use of ICT and OER; teachers)Collaborative effort (maintain investments in E&T,efficiency of funding, cost-sharing in HE and I- andCVET; partnerships)Education
  13. 13. Date: in 12 ptsEducationOpen-up EducationThe potential of ICT and Open EducationalResources for improving access, quality andefficiency of education and training is not fullyexploited.• Digital competences, Europeancompetitiveness and equity;• Access, efficiency and quality of educationand training systems:
  14. 14. Date: in 12 ptsEducationeTwinningPlatform for teachers to connect,develop collaborative projects and shareideas in Europe200 000 teachers; 28 018 schools; 105 207 projectshttp://www.etwinning.net/en/pub/index.htm
  15. 15. Youth in ActionProgrammeInternationalhigher educationprogrammes:Erasmus Mundus,Tempus,Alfa, Edulink, BilateralProgrammesGrundtvigErasmusLeonardoComeniusLifelongLearningProgrammeA single integratedprogrammeExistingprogrammesErasmus for all – 2014-2020Erasmus forAll1.LearningMobility3.PolicySupport2.Co-operationprojectsSpecific activities:• Jean Monnet• Sporthttp://ec.europa.eu/education/erasmus-for-all/index_en.htm
  16. 16. StaffHE and VET StudentsMasters StudentsYouth mobilityKey action 1:Learning mobilityOpen Method ofCoordinationEU transparency toolsPolicy dialogueKey action 3:Support for policy reformKnowledge AlliancesSector Skills AlliancesStrategic partnershipsIT support platforms, e-TwinningCapacity building in thirdcountriesKey action 2:Co-operation for innovationand good practicesStructure
  17. 17. Date: in 12 ptsWho will benefitEducationand Culture2 million higher education students750 000 VET Students1 million teachers, trainers, education staff and youth workers330 000 Masters students540 000 young people34 000 students to studyOver 20 000 Strategic Partnerships would involve 115 000educational institutions and youth organisations400 Knowledge and Sector Skills Alliances would involve 4 000educational institutions and businessesIn total up to 5 million people
  18. 18. Date: in 12 ptsEducationExcellence in Vocational, Educationand TrainingIncreasing quality in the learning outcomesof VET, to equip workforce with skills thatcan strengthen productivity, innovation andfacilitate economic restructuring (e.g.transition towards a greener economy)
  19. 19. Date: in 12 ptsEducationIncrease the potential of VET tosupport growth• Alignment of VET with regional/localeconomic strategies; Sectoral skillsAlliances; Reinforce partnerships• Providing high level vocationalopportunities;• Promote dual system principles
  20. 20. Date: in 12 ptsEducationIncrease the potential of VET tosupport growth (cont.)• Increase work-based learning; theEuropean Alliances for Apprenticeships;• Promote Flexible learning pathways;• Promote a Culture of quality; EuropeanQuality reference framework EQAVET
  21. 21. Date: in 12 ptsEducationHigh Quality opportunities for AdultLearnersCrises highlighted the need for adults (lowskilled and older workers) to be able toadapt to changes in the labour market andin the society. We must be able to increasetheir employability by ensuring a greaterinteraction with continuous VET
  22. 22. Date: in 12 ptsEducationHigh Quality opportunities for AdultLearners (cont)• Design courses/curricula based onlearning outcomes relevant to the needsof learners/market• Collective effort of schools, Universities,vocational centers, policy makers,business, ONGs/Society.
  23. 23. Date: in 12 ptsEducationFinal Remarks• Time for action• European dimension to supportconcrete National intervention• Interaction between all stakeholders,but greater participation of Businessinto education
  24. 24. Date: in 12 ptsEducationFinal Remarks (cont)• Greater use of work-based-learning tofacilitate transition from Education tomarket World• Modernization of the Education worldthrough a generalized use of newtechnologies
  25. 25. Date: in 12 ptsThank you for your attention.Educationand Culture

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