VET-Higher Education Joint Seminar

Report of the VET- HE Seminar

The seminar was held on 22 and 23 October 2013 in Brussels.

Seminar Agenda

Day 1: Tuesday, 22 October 2013

09.00 - 09.30 | Registration of participants 09.30 - 10.15 | Welcome by Mr Gonçalo Lobo Xavier, European Economic and Social Committee

Opening session

Mr Antonio Silva Mendes , Director Education and vocational training, DG EAC Mr James J Calleja, Cedefop Director

10.15 - 11.00 | VET education context: Mr Simon Field (OECD) Higher education context: Prof Germain Dondelinger (Ministry for higher education and research, Luxemburg)

11.00 – 11.30 | Coffee break

11.30 - 12.30 | Content Introductory Panel European Commission Workshop 1: Prof Serban Iosifescu >>Download presentation Workshop 2: Prof Erwin Seyfried Workshop 3: Ms Tina Bertzeletou 12.30 - 13.30 | Lunch offered by EQAVET Secretariat

13.30-15.30 | Workshops- first round

Presentations from the workshops:

1. Quality assured WBL and WBL assessment

Quality assurance of work based learning with the focus on cooperative studies

Ms Ewa Traenkner, Department of cooperative studies, BSEL-Berlin VET and the labour market: the Dutch approach Ms Monique Jordense, The Centre of Expertise on VET and the labour market -KCH Academie de Caen : preparing the way to firms Mr Alain Tambour, Min of Education, Training Advisor - GRETA network, Caen VET and industry working together: a quality assurance approach in Malta Ing Vincent Maione , QA Director, Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (MCAST)

2. Quality assuring the new forms and contexts of learning

New TEL settings-new prospects for teaching in VET and HE Adj.Prof Raija Hamalainen, Jyväskylä University The Gothenburg University and its “Framework for promoting and assuring quality in virtual institutions” Dr Davoud Masoumi, University of Gothenburg The Network of VET schools in mobile learning Mr Christian Schrack, Austrian Federal Ministry for Education Quality assurance of e-learning degrees Dr Esther Huertas, AQU Catalunya Social challenges in distance and e-learning Dr. Andras Szucs , Secretary General, EDEN , European Distance and E-Learning Network

3. Quality assurance and accreditation

Going for excellence in VET Mr Kalle Toom, Head of VET, Ministry of Education and Research The EQAR mission and experience with automatic recognition and foreign auditing Prof Eric Froment, Chair EQAR Register Committee The EQUASS Quality Label Mr Guus van Beek, Executive Manager.Institutional accreditation in HE: A means to increase internal responsibility for quality? Prof Philipp Pohlenz, Man.Director, University of Potsdam Stakeholders’ cooperation on accreditation for a quality culture in VET and HE Dr Pascale de Rozario, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers

15.30 - 16.00 | Coffee break

16.00 - 18.00 | Workshops-second round

  • Quality assured WBL and WBL assessment
  • Quality assuring the new forms and contexts of learning
  • Quality assurance and accreditation

Day 2: Wednesday, 23 October 2013

09.30 - 10.00 | Plenary session: Reporting on the workshops

10.00 - 11.00 | Group Reflection: Further cooperation and work priorities- Keith Brumfitt

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11.00 - 11.30 | Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 | Panel discussion: Involving policy makers and stakeholders ENQA: Prof Radu Damian ETUCE: Prof Manuel Pereira dos Santos EVTA: Mr Jean Buffenoir EQAVET: Mr Sean Feerick ESU: Ms Vuksanovic OBESSU: Mr Di Mitri European Commission: Ms Sophie Weisswange 12.30 – 13.00 | Closing Session The way forward: Mr Xavier Prats Monné, Deputy Director-General, DG EAC, European Commission

13.00 | End of the seminar See details of this event on CEDEFOP website.

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