PANEL 14 David Davies (USA)

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PANEL 14 David Davies (USA)

  1. 1. Effective Education for Employment Dr David Davies 2009
  2. 2. “ Every country that sustained high growth for long periods put substantial effort into schooling its citizens and deepening its human capital .” Commission on Growth & Development
  3. 3. Unprecedented pace of change, complexity and competition Technology Global economy Knowledge economies Ageing Population growth / depopulation Immigration / migration Urbanisation Unemployment Poverty / social mobility Rising expectations Socio-economic context
  4. 4. Education is key Unprecedented pace of change, complexity and competition Education is key Education is failing to keep pace
  5. 5. Objectives Curricula development Set up Delivery Assessment Progression Maximising Impact Teachers not trained Programmes disconnected Methods not relevant One size fits all QA and benchmarking standards missing Learning not assessed Certification lacking Recruitment disconnected From education Succession not linked to learning Low status of ‘ vocational’ Best practice Not shared Learning Objectives not relevant Gov/employers/ Educators not connected Student access issues Key findings
  6. 6. Optimise student access Relevant methods Learner-centred Relevant assessments Certificated Academic Employment Measure ROI Share best practice Relevant Learning Outcomes Frameworks of programmes Technology Connect policy objectives Content Quality Assurance Process Teacher training Objectives Curricula development Set up Delivery Assessment Progression Maximising Impact Complete solution
  7. 7. Transferable Qualities “ Any company that aspires to succeed in the tougher business environment of today must first resolve a basic dilemma: success in the marketplace increasingly depends on learning, yet most people don’t know how to learn” Chris Argyris Harvard Business Review Team working Communication Creativity/ innovation Positive thinking Accepting responsibility Cultural sensitivity Languages Problem solving Leadership & management Empathy Learning Initiative Professional manner Trust Sustainability Multi-tasking
  8. 8. <ul><li>Connect educators and employers (including SMEs) </li></ul><ul><li>Educate Behaviours as well as Knowledge and Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Incentivise practical, relevant programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Build comprehensive, progressive learning frameworks </li></ul><ul><li>Fix teaching quality </li></ul><ul><li>Allow learning in own time </li></ul><ul><li>Use only relevant assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Provide recognised certificates to learners </li></ul><ul><li>Develop new recruitment techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Raise the profile of ‘vocational’ learning and promote best practice </li></ul>Key conclusions
  9. 9. “ Every country that sustained high growth for long periods put substantial effort into schooling its citizens and deepening its human capital .” Commission on Growth & Development
  10. 10. <ul><li>Largest qualifications awarding body in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Mark 10m exams annually </li></ul><ul><li>4m students register annually </li></ul><ul><li>In around 100 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Regulated by the DCSF / DIUS / QCDA / Ofqual </li></ul><ul><li>Established in 1836 </li></ul><ul><li>Library of 250,000 learning programmes plus customisation and accreditation services </li></ul><ul><li>Clients include Shell, City of J’burg, Abu Dhabi University, Frankfinn India, British Telecom etc… </li></ul>Edexcel
  11. 11. <ul><li>BTEC Awards and Certificates in Work skills Plus at Level 3 </li></ul><ul><li>-opportunity for learners to achieve a Level 3 Work Skills qualification </li></ul><ul><li>-opportunity to enter and progress in employment </li></ul><ul><li>-provides the knowledge, understanding and skills to progress in employment </li></ul><ul><li>-opportunity to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for performance in working life </li></ul><ul><li>-units available include: Career Development, Preparing for Work Placement, Personal Skills for Leadership, Presentations for Work </li></ul>Work Skills
  12. 12. Key division of Pearson Plc <ul><li>500m people learning English with us </li></ul>60% Pearson Education 19% FT 21% Penguin <ul><li>3.6m US college students using our online services </li></ul><ul><li>10,000 UK primary schools use our digital materials </li></ul><ul><li>40m exams scored in the US annually </li></ul><ul><li>Deliver 3m Computer Based Tests annually with 4,000 test centres in 145 countries </li></ul><ul><li>£ 4 billion sales pa </li></ul><ul><li>Publish in 17 languages </li></ul><ul><li>30,000 employees </li></ul>
  13. 13. Establish objectives and educational policies Determine standards to achieve educational objectives UK Government <ul><li>Implement QCA standards </li></ul><ul><li>Design and develop qualifications in conjunction with employers, professional associations and educators </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain accreditation from QCA for qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Approve, train and support educators to deliver our qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Quality control educators and learning programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Certificate learners </li></ul>Educators (schools, colleges and universities) National training authorities Employers (business and Gov) Professional Associations Largest awarding body in the UK Stakeholders <ul><li>Accredit 3 rd party qualifications </li></ul>
  14. 14. BTEC short courses Our International Qualifications NQF Level Framework for Higher Education Qualifications (FHEQ) Edexcel Qualifications Academic Vocational (BTEC) Level 7 M (masters) Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates and diplomas Level 7 Diploma in Management Studies Level 6 H (honours) Bachelor degrees, graduate certificates and diplomas Level 6 Certificate in Management Studies Level 5 I (intermediate)  Diplomas of higher education and further education, foundation degrees and higher national diplomas Level 5 BTEC Higher National Certificate or Diploma Level 4 C (certificate) Certificates of higher education Level 4 Professional Certificate Level 3 GCE (A) Levels Level 3 National Award, Certificate or Diploma Level 2 GCSE (A-C) Level 2 Diploma Level 1 GCSE (D-G) Level 1 Certificate Entry Level Basic skills Entry Level Certificate

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