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1 Co-ordination and integration of higher education and the labour market around the South Baltic Sea By Martin Skude Rasmussen

2 The Project in brief 3-year project Total budget of partners in 5 countries 6 associated organizations 3 main components 2 educations – nurse and teacher

3 The background for of project Low level of mobility around the South Baltic Sea Educational mobility Labour market mobility A whish of improving the mobility

4 The importance of improving the mobility Cultural, educational, and labour market coherence of the Baltic Sea area Greater cultural understanding Greater educational integration Economic competetiveness with other regions – more flexible labour markets

5 How to improve educational and labour market mobility? First step A need to find out why there is a low level of mobility

6 Component 3: Identification of barriers for mobility The following activities will take place in Component 3: Identification of barriers for mobility (primarily educational) Recruiter Survey for identification of myths and barriers (primarily labour-market) Comparative analyses of the region and the educations involved in the project

7 Identification of barriers for mobility Four barriers for mobility have already been identified: Curricula and educational structures Lacking knowledge and preconceptions of culture and labour market conditions Insufficient language competencies Logistics – travelling – (the creative learning model) Further investigations into barrieres for mobility

8 The creative learning model The parallel teaching concept Distant learning – E-learning (virtual platform) Face to face learning

9 Recruiter survey Will focus on the barriers and myths from the recruiter point of view Necessary to know what barriers the recruiting labour market organizations focuses on

10 Comparative analyses of the region and educations involved An overall comparison of the countries involved in the project (macro level) In depths comparisons of the educational structures and content of the teaching and nursing educations (micro level)

11 How to improve educational and labour market mobilty? Second step Greater regional cooperation and understanding

12 Staff Mobility and cooperation The following activities will take place in component 4: Study visits for the staff in the project groups Training of the staff in new technologies (parallel teaching) Development of virtual courses for teacher and nursing students Development of summer school course Student expectation survey

13 Staff Study Visits Each project group member will participate in two study visits Enhance the regional awareness of the staff Facilitate higher degree of understanding and cooperation among the staff

14 Training in New Technologies Training in using and becoming familiar with the parallel teaching equipment Not only a technological challenge!

15 Development of virtual courses Duration of one semester Build on the findings in component 3 Creation of learning objectives Enhance the regional awareness of the students Enhance the professional skills of the students

16 Development of summer schools Two weeks of duration One summer school for teaching students and one for nursing students Intensive course – both professional and intercultural content ECTS - credits

17 Student Expectation Survey What expectations do the students have to the outcomes of the virtual courses and summer school Will be evaluated in component 5

18 How to improve educational and labour market mobility? Third step Student mobility

19 Student Mobility The following activites will take place in component 5: Virtual courses will be taught Use of the creative learning model - blended Participation in summer schools Student study visits Quantitative survey based on learning outcomes

20 Virtual Courses – parallel teaching One teacher – different locations Changing teachers Professional as well as cultural – historic content Bridge Building in the region Enhancing language skills – English as lingua franca

21 E-learning Each student will have acces to a virtual learning platform Geographically independent Acces to shared information and learning objectives

22 Summer Schools One summer school per profession – 2 weeks Living with students from the region One class – one region Breaking down the curricula barrier Enhancing lingustic competencies ECTS - credits The creative learning model – face/face learning, parallel teaching, and distant E-learning – blended learning

23 Student Study Visits Kick off in the second semester of 2013 Further cultural and historical understanding Visit to local recruiters and Universities Enhance linguistic competencies Bridge Building the region

24 Quantitative Survey Based on Learning Outcomes Evaluation of the courses – from the student angle Evaluation is based on the learning outcome

25 Main Points Low levels of mobility – a whish to increase Facilitate cultural knowledge and understanding Breaking down barriers The creative learning model – students as well as staff

26 Thank you for your attention!


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