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Rome Seminar Arthur Mettinger Conclusions


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Rome Seminar Arthur Mettinger Conclusions

  1. 1. Making Mobility Happen: Concluding Discussion What BolExperts can do: suggestions, reflections, challenges & needs
  2. 2. <ul><li>Conclusions from the workshops (Seminar Chair) </li></ul><ul><li>Comment 1: The students’ perspective </li></ul><ul><li>Comment 2: The EC perspective </li></ul><ul><li>The Warsaw Training Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary Information: The ECTS Users’ Guide </li></ul><ul><li>Some practical issues: Evaluation Forms, … </li></ul><ul><li>Farewell & words of thanks </li></ul>Concluding Plenary: Structure 3
  3. 3. <ul><li>BEs can inform (through different channels) on </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The advantages of mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusion of “mobility opportunities” in curricula </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The role of mobility of teachers to enhance mobility of students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The fact that language is not & should not be seen as a barrier to mobility </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BEs can raise awareness on - the necessity to establish institutional/national strategies - the value of Joint Degrees, ERASMUS MUNDUS & full cycle mobility </li></ul><ul><li>- the necessity of forming partnerships & networks of HEIs - the necessity of providing information re quality (academic & student services) of HEIs in other countries so that students can make well-informed choices (e.g. DK) – rankings? </li></ul>What BEs Can Do (1): “Information”/”Awareness” 3
  4. 4. <ul><li>BEs can motivate - through showing data on the advantages of mobility - through presenting examples of good practice (locally, nationally, trans-nationally) + inclusion of homecoming students - through organising training & dissemination seminars for HEIs, esp. student representatives </li></ul><ul><li>BEs can lobby </li></ul><ul><ul><li>with governments to adapt legal frameworks, ensure portability of grants & loans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>with representative bodies of HEIs at national level </li></ul></ul>What BEs Can Do (2) : “Motivation”/”Lobbying” 3
  5. 5. <ul><li>BEs form a European community and can - ask for advice and invite specialists through the Virtual Community - raise awareness for the necessity to have a concerted strategy to develop a system of incentives to encourage more mobility - discuss the question of current language teaching methodology </li></ul>What BEs Can Do (3): “Networking” 3
  6. 6. <ul><li>Implement structures & procedures within HEIs </li></ul><ul><li>Change the laws </li></ul><ul><li>Force HEI leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Supply funding </li></ul>What BEs cannot do 3
  7. 7. <ul><li>More time </li></ul><ul><li>(partial) replacement at home institution ? </li></ul><ul><li>(more) targeted training? </li></ul><ul><li>(more) administrative support? </li></ul><ul><li>Balance of stability & change </li></ul><ul><li>Counterparts in every (potential) Bologna country </li></ul>What BEs might need 3