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Making Mobility Happen

Making Mobility Happen

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    • MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN
      • THE MOBILITY CHALLENGE
      • MAKING LEARNING MOBILITY THE RULE NOT THE EXCEPTION
        • THE AMBITION
          • – 50% MOBILITY OPPORTUNITIES FOR EUROPEAN YOUTH BY 2020
      MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN
    • MEETING THE AMBITION OF 50% MOBILITY OPPORTUNITIES FOR EUROPEAN YOUTH BY 2020 MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN 21.32 15.44 9.71 3.99 % of pop.mobile under the programme over whole study period 5 5 5 5 Normal duration of study 4.26 3.09 1.94 0.80 % of population mobile under the programme, annually 937.9 648.3 388.4 150 Projected annual mobility (1000) Erasmus and related mobility actions 22 21 20 18.8 Total university student pop.(million) 2020 2015 2012 2006 Note: the table illustrates mobility at the level of EU-27 countries
      • RECOMMENDATIONS FROM:
      • “ THE IMPACT OF ERASMUS ON EUROPEAN HIGHER EDUCATION”
        • SHORTER MORE INTENSIVE PERIODS ABROAD
        • REDUCTION OF AVERAGE DURATION FROM c6.5 MONTHS TO 3 MONTHS
        • STRENGTHEN AND PROMOTE PLACEMENTS AND ENTERPRISES
        • QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS
        • STIMULATE LANGUAGE EDUCATION IN SECONDARY EDUCATION
        • PROVIDE MORE LANGUAGE TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MOBILE STUDENTS AND STAFF
      MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN
      • HIGH LEVEL EXPERT FORUM – JUNE 2008
      • “EXPAND OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN A SECOND AND THIRD EUROPEAN LANGUAGE
      • BETTER LANGUAGE TEACHING IN ALL PARTS OF THE EDUCATION AND TRAINING SYSTEM
      • STRONGER FOCUS ON LANGUAGES IN THE PREPARATION OF MOBILITY”
      MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN
      • WHAT HAS CHANGED IN THE LANGUAGE LEARNING MESSAGE IN 20 YEARS?
      • HAS THE SITUATION IMPROVED OR DETERIORATED?
      • ARE STUDENTS MOTIVATED TO LEARN SECOND AND THIRD LANGUAGES – WILL THE CURRICULUM ACCOMMODATE IT?
      • IS LANGUAGE REALLY A MAJOR OBSTACLE TO MOBILITY?
      • IS IT TIME TO CHALLENGE POLITICAL CORRECTNESS IN RELATION TO LANGUAGE?
      MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN
      • ERASMUS NOW 31(+) COUNTRIES / ALL DISCIPLINES / THREE CYCLES
      • ARE STUDENTS MOTIVATED TO ACQUIRE LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY FOR PERIODS OF TWO WEEKS (SOME PLACEMENTS) OR THREE MONTHS IN A THREE TO FIVE YEAR ACADEMIC PROGRAMME?
      • CAN HIGHER EDUCATION MAKE UP THE LANGUAGE DEFICIT?
      • ARE STUDENTS INCREASINGLY ATTRACTED / MORE CHALLENGED BY OTHER WORLD LANGUAGES – E.G. ASIAN LANGUAGES – ARABIC?
      MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN
      • WILL ERASMUS MUNDUS 2 CHANGE PERCEPTIONS OF EUROPEAN STUDENTS WITH THE REQUIREMENT FOR MOBILITY IN TWO OR MORE COUNTRIES?
      • WHAT IS HAPPENING IN PRACTICE IN ERASMUS MUNDUS?
      • DOES THE ERASMUS MUNDUS EXPERIENCE HAVE LESSONS FOR ERASMUS?
      MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN
      • IF LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY IS MADE A PRE-REQUISITE FOR MOBILITY, WILL WE ACHIEVE THE AMBITIOUS GROWTH TARGETS?
      • IN PRACTICE WHAT MOTIVATES STUDENTS MOST IS LIVING AND WORKING IN A COUNTRY
      MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN
      • SHOULD WE RECOGNISE THAT, TO ATTRACT STUDENTS TO AND FROM ALL THE ERASMUS COUNTRIES, TEACHING WILL BE IN MAJOR LANGUAGES?
      • IF SO, SHOULD WE REQUIRE A MINIMUM NUMBER OF CREDITS DURING A STUDY PERIOD IN THE HOST LANGUAGE?
      • IS IT TIME TO RETHINK OUR APPROACH TO LANGUAGE AND ITS IMPACT ON MOBILITY?
      • HOW DO WE MOTIVATE MORE STUDENTS TO BE MOBILE – IS MORE LANGUAGE LEARNING THE SOLUTION?
      MAKING MOBILITY HAPPEN