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Presentation Yves Beernaert Life long learning

  1. 1. Making a European area of Lifelong Learning a Reality and Co-operation university - enterprise door Yves Beernaert, KHLeuven
  2. 2. Definition LLL <ul><li>Lifelong learning </li></ul><ul><li>all learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improiving knowledge, skills and competences within a personal, civic, social or employment related context. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Source: <ul><li>Memorandum on LLL </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete future Objectives of Education and Training Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Communication from the Commission: Making a European area of lifelong learning a reality </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning practice and indicators </li></ul>
  4. 4. European Summit of Lisbon 23/24 March 2000 <ul><li>The strategic objective of the EU is to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable growth, with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The starting point <ul><li>European Council of Feira June 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Member states, The Council and the commission are quested to identify coherent strategies and practical measures with a view to fostering lifelong learning for all.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. 4 strategic elements <ul><li>The report on the Concrete future Objectives of Education and Training Systems </li></ul><ul><li>e-Europe andrelated to it e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>The Memorandum on LLL </li></ul><ul><li>Communication from the Commission: Making a European area of lifelong learning a reality </li></ul>
  7. 7. Memorandum on Lifelong Learning (2000) <ul><li>Active citizenship and employability </li></ul><ul><li>New basic skills for all </li></ul><ul><li>More investment in human resources </li></ul><ul><li>Innovatie in teaching and learning </li></ul><ul><li>Value learning </li></ul><ul><li>Rethink guidance and counselling </li></ul><ul><li>Bringing learning closer to home </li></ul>
  8. 8. Consultationprocess (2001 ) <ul><li>At the level of authorities (national, reg. ) </li></ul><ul><li>Civil society: CSR, EAAE, EFVET, EUA, EVTA, Solidar </li></ul><ul><li>Council of Europe , OECD, UNESCO </li></ul><ul><li>Results </li></ul><ul><li>Reports, publicationss </li></ul><ul><li>Seminars, conferences </li></ul><ul><li>Communication: COM (2001) 678 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Structure Communication <ul><li>1. Introduction and context </li></ul><ul><li>2. Building blocks of a coherent and comprehensive LLL strategy </li></ul><ul><li>3. Priorities for LLL action </li></ul><ul><li>4. Driving forward the agenda </li></ul><ul><li>5. Next steps </li></ul>
  10. 10. 1. Introduction: a European area of LLL <ul><li>Report on the concrete objectives </li></ul><ul><li>European employment strategy </li></ul><ul><li>The agenda for a social policy </li></ul><ul><li>Actionplan fro competences and mobility </li></ul><ul><li>e-learning initiative (actionplan e-Europe) </li></ul><ul><li>White paper on youth policy </li></ul><ul><li>European Area for Research </li></ul>
  11. 11. 2. Building blocks for LLL <ul><li>2.1. Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>2.2. Insight into demand for learning </li></ul><ul><li>2.3. Adequate resourcing </li></ul><ul><li>2.4. Facilitating access to learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>2.5. Creating a learning culture </li></ul><ul><li>2.6. Striving for excellence </li></ul>
  12. 12. 2.1. Partnerships across the learning spectrum <ul><li>Governments </li></ul><ul><li>Local level partnerships: learning communities, learning cities, regions </li></ul><ul><li>Social partners </li></ul><ul><li>European initiatives: good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Interactie amongst partnerships: Joint actions, all Socrates networks …!!! </li></ul>
  13. 13. 2.2. Insight into demand for learning <ul><li>Basis skills literacy, numeracy, ICT etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitators LLL: teachers, trainers, adult educators, guidance workers </li></ul><ul><li>Needs of employers: o.a. SME </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding potential learners’ interests </li></ul><ul><li>Needs knowledge-based society: forecasts to avoid shoratges, entrepreneuship, science, technology ... . </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2.3. Adequate Resourcing <ul><li>Raise public +0 private investments </li></ul><ul><li>Rechannel existing resources </li></ul><ul><li>New approaches to investment: fiscal and other incentives </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated with local strategies </li></ul><ul><li>New tasks + roles, recruitment + retention in the teaching and training professions </li></ul>
  15. 15. 2.4. Facilitating access to learning opportunities <ul><li>Remove soc., geograph., & psychological and other barriers: workplace learning... </li></ul><ul><li>Adapting entrey, progression and recognition requirements : (non-formal+informal) </li></ul><ul><li>‘ tailored’ measures: H.Ed. + soc. Exclusion </li></ul><ul><li>More flexibility in work organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Improve information, guidance and counselling services </li></ul>
  16. 16. 2.5. Create a learning culture <ul><li>Value and reward learning </li></ul><ul><li>Promote positive perception of learning </li></ul><ul><li>Appropraite use of target funding </li></ul><ul><li>Information, guidance, counselling advisors </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprises as learning organisations </li></ul><ul><li>Roel van public service providers, voluntary and community groups, employers and trade unions </li></ul>
  17. 17. 2.6. Striving for excellence <ul><li>Ambitious targets / indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Quality assurance tools for formal and non-formal learning </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluation exercises </li></ul><ul><li>Asessments /revision of strategies </li></ul>
  18. 18. 3. Priorities for action <ul><li>3.1. Value learning </li></ul><ul><li>3.2. Information, guidance and counselling </li></ul><ul><li>3.3. Invest time and money in learning </li></ul><ul><li>3.4. Bringing together learners and learning opportunities: learning communities, cities </li></ul><ul><li>3.5. New basic skills </li></ul><ul><li>3.6. Innovative pedagogy </li></ul>
  19. 19. 3.1. Value learning
  20. 20. Valuing formal diplomas and certificates <ul><li>Min. Quality standards </li></ul><ul><li>End 2002: Guide to transparency of diplomas and certificates: ECTS, Diploma supplement, Eur CV, Europass </li></ul><ul><li>End 2002: flexible recognition regulated professions (NARIC, NRCVG) </li></ul><ul><li>Bologna process </li></ul><ul><li>European diplomas and en certificates </li></ul>
  21. 21. Value non-formal and informal learning <ul><li>Exchange expereince and good practice </li></ul><ul><li>Develop methodologies and standards dor valuing NF & IF learning </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory by the end of 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>MS invited to create legal framework </li></ul><ul><li>Invitation of MS to H.Ed. to implement measures to assess and recognise NF and INF learning </li></ul>
  22. 22. New EUR. instruments to support valuing all forms of L <ul><li>End 2002: portfolio:presentation of qualifications and competences at all stages of education and training </li></ul><ul><li>COM & MS by 2003 een modular system of accumulation of qualifications combing Ed & Tr from diff. instutions & countries </li></ul><ul><li>(building on ECTS and Europass) </li></ul>
  23. 23. 3.2. Information, guidance and counselling
  24. 24. Strengthen Eur. dimension <ul><li>2002 internet portal Learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Eur. Forum Guidance Forum: dialogue, exchange practice, identify problems / solutions, qty of guidance, qty standards </li></ul><ul><li>End 2003: coherent framework built on Euroguidance, EURES, Eurodesk, Fedora, EQUAL, Mobility centres Researchers </li></ul>
  25. 25. 3.3. Investing time and money in learning
  26. 26. More transparent Investment <ul><li>European Investment Bank: e.g. Funding of tgeachers ‘training, local learning centres </li></ul><ul><li>Eur. Bank Reconstrcution and Development </li></ul><ul><li>European Investment Bank </li></ul><ul><li>European Investmentfund </li></ul><ul><li>Nat. Targets to increase HR investment </li></ul><ul><li>Eur. Social Fund and EQUAL //indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Role of social partners </li></ul>
  27. 27. Providing incentives and enabling investment <ul><li>COM : evaluate models of individual funding schemes e.g. indiv learning accounts </li></ul><ul><li>COM: 6 FP R&TD: research into benefits, costs and returns of investing in learning </li></ul><ul><li>COM: overview of fiscal incentives avaialable for learning financed by individuals and companies to identify good practice </li></ul>
  28. 28. Ensure high quality returns and outcomes of investment <ul><li>end 2003: COM + MS: </li></ul><ul><li>- quidelines and indicators on qty aspects of LLL </li></ul><ul><li>- support policy development in MS through exchanges of good practice and peer review </li></ul>
  29. 29. 3.4. Bringing together learners and learning opportunities
  30. 30. Learning communities, cities, regions, local learning centres <ul><li>- MS : use schools, Ad Ed and H.ED., research instituions + other such as libraries as multipurpose centres for LLL </li></ul><ul><li>- Jouth organisations: make visible NF + IF </li></ul><ul><li>- MS more means for ERDF + ESF for LLL and ICT for employers of SME </li></ul><ul><li>- Role Comittee of Regions: twinnings </li></ul><ul><li>- COM: support networks regions and towns with well-developed LLL </li></ul>
  31. 31. Learning at the workplace <ul><li>Learning organisation </li></ul><ul><li>- role (Eur.) social partners: raise awareness that employees + mgt staff has to be learning facilitators or mentors for others </li></ul><ul><li>- flexible provisions: offer of H.Ed. </li></ul><ul><li>- individual learningplans employees </li></ul><ul><li>- develop a framework to promote LLL </li></ul><ul><li>- 2003: award for enterprises investing in LLL </li></ul>
  32. 32. 3.5. Basic skills
  33. 33. Basic Skills : BS <ul><li>COM: BS provision outside the Formal Ed & Tr systems </li></ul><ul><li>BS available to all, especially to less advantaged: early school leavers, adult learners </li></ul><ul><li>MS: Digital literacy and ICT skills </li></ul><ul><li>Social partners : ICT literacy for every worker </li></ul><ul><li>Eur. NGO’s: identify factors that prevent or promote acquisition of BS and participation in LLL especilly for excluded citizens. </li></ul>
  34. 34. 3.6. Innovative pedagogy
  35. 35. <ul><li>New learning methods: work-based learning, project-oriented learning, study circles </li></ul><ul><li>Role of teachers, trainers and L facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Develop their training </li></ul><ul><li>HE: more research and training LLL </li></ul><ul><li>ICT combined with more social modes of learning: learning groups, family L, tutoring... </li></ul><ul><li>Qty learning materials, services and learning processes </li></ul>
  36. 36. New Teaching and Learning methods: new roles teachers... <ul><li>COM: Socrates + LDV: development of a network for training teachers and trainers </li></ul><ul><li>COM + soc. Partners: systematic exchange of experience FL and NFL </li></ul><ul><li>COM: research (6FP) efficient + effective pedag. Approaches, especially for weak </li></ul><ul><li>COM+MS+SP+NGO: Eur. Qty recommednations for L organisations outside FE&T; Eur. label </li></ul>
  37. 37. ICT enabling and facilitating LLL <ul><li>COM+MS: seals of Qty for ICT based learning and teaching materials </li></ul><ul><li>COM: Socrates, LDV, e-Learning: support to setting up of transnational “virtual study circles” </li></ul>
  38. 38. 4. Driving forward the agenda <ul><li>4.1. LLL framework </li></ul><ul><li>4.2. Building on achievements at eur. Level </li></ul><ul><li>4.3. Indicators </li></ul><ul><li>4.4. Maintain the momentum </li></ul>
  39. 39. 4.1. A framewrok for LLL <ul><li>Exchange of knowledge, experience andgood practice (o.a. peer reviews) </li></ul><ul><li>Transparency in policy and systems </li></ul><ul><li>Synergie Eur. Processes, plans </li></ul><ul><li>Synergie between MS policy in LLL </li></ul><ul><li>2003: Database LLL on good prcatice </li></ul>
  40. 40. 4.2. Building on achievements <ul><li>Follow-up report Concrete objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Links with Eur. Employment strategy, Actionplan skills and mobility, European social agenda </li></ul><ul><li>Support to projects: Socrates, LDV, Jouth, e-learning </li></ul><ul><li>Role of ESF, ERDE; EQUAL </li></ul><ul><li>6 FP R & TD </li></ul>
  41. 41. 4.3. Indicators <ul><li>Investments </li></ul><ul><li>Participation </li></ul><ul><li>Early school leavers </li></ul><ul><li>Expenditure Ed/Tr Cies//% of labour cost </li></ul><ul><li>Household expenditure Ed as % total Exp </li></ul><ul><li>Participation in Ed / Tr by field of study </li></ul><ul><li>Number pupils per on-line computer in schools </li></ul>
  42. 42. 4.4. Maintaning the momentum <ul><li>Policy develpt at Eur. Level and coordination of national policy : </li></ul><ul><li>- group senior LLL representatives ministries </li></ul><ul><li>- national LLL coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>- consultation networks </li></ul><ul><li>- consulmtation + civil society </li></ul><ul><li>- Eur. Fora: Transparency, Quality, Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>- CEDEFOP, EURYDICE, ETF </li></ul><ul><li>- OECD, Council of Europe , UNESCO </li></ul>
  43. 43. 5. Next steps <ul><li>Discussions Eur. Parliament, Econ & Soc. Ctee and Comittee of Regions </li></ul><ul><li>Endorsement by Education and youth Council and employment and social Policy Council (ES presidency) </li></ul><ul><li>COM contribution to Barcelona spring Council 15- 16/03/02 </li></ul><ul><li>Report to European Council and European Parliament before end 2003 </li></ul>
  44. 44. LLL Initiatives Commission <ul><li>Internationale Co-operation on LLL: (28/08/01) </li></ul><ul><li>Call for projects in the framework of article 13 of the Socrates-programme </li></ul><ul><li>Call for Joint actions Projects (DG EAC 30/01) // ( 31/08/01) </li></ul>
  45. 45. Proposals in relation to Research and Evaluation of LLL <ul><li>6 FP: R into benefits, cost, retruns of LLL </li></ul><ul><li>6FP /SOCR/LDV/ Y/Equal/eL: R and experimentation into how we learn in F, NF and IF learning contexts + integration ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Study recording investment in LLL </li></ul><ul><li>Study of factors of efficient + sustainable LLL partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Survey in LLL in SME : NF and IF </li></ul>
  46. 46. Sources <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Memorandum on LLL </li></ul><ul><li>Concrete future Objectives of Education and Training Systems </li></ul><ul><li>Communication Commission: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Making a European area of lifelong learning a reality ” </li></ul><ul><li>Lifelong learning practice and indicators </li></ul>