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1 The Experience of a HERE Team: Learning Outcomes & Initiatives in Lebanon HERE Meeting Madrid 2013 C. Mokbel, P. Gedeon, M. El Khatib HEREs Lebanon

2 Outline The HERE Action The HERE Action in Lebanon Learning Outcomes 1

3 The HERE Action As defined by Tempus: (http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/programme/heres_en.php)http://eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus/programme/heres_en.php –Provide a pool of expertise, promoting and enhancing progress toward further modernization of the higher education sector –Bologna process is a source of inspiration, in the light of national needs and aspiration –HEREs benefit from training, technical assistance, briefing and networking from the EACEA and participate in the development of policies and reforms in their own country -Accumulation of knowledge within the team -Good understanding of national HE situation and perspectives -Accumulation of knowledge within the team -Good understanding of national HE situation and perspectives -Good understanding of the Bologna process -Contextualization efforts -Good understanding of the Bologna process -Contextualization efforts -Convince locally that the expertise acquired through the different training by EACEA is precious for the local development 2

4 The HERE Action As defined by Tempus (cont.): –HEREs are invited to devise Bologna development strategies with peers, as well as non-academic bodies such as industrial, cultural or social organizations, as long as they are in line with national strategies –HEREs design and deliver training courses for other experts who are actively involved in the promotion of higher education reforms in their own countries. They are also involved in promotion and awareness-raising activities -Define a good communication strategy and a collaborative process beyond the higher education strict boundaries -Pedagogical approach -Collaborative exchange -Pedagogical approach -Collaborative exchange 3

5 The HERE Action As defined by Tempus (cont.): –HEREs also provide guidance to higher education institutions in the area of quality assurance, curricular reform, national and European Qualification Frameworks, tuning and international recognition (e.g. ECTS, Diploma Supplement) -Communication shall also address the institutions (and not only the experts) with a good identification of priorities 4

6 Outline The HERE Action The HERE Action in Lebanon Learning Outcomes 5

7 The HERE Action in Lebanon Training & Accumulation Of knowledge Support to Local HE Authorities Peer to Peer Training & Dessimination Other Activities Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q Q4 EQF, Recognition, ECTS at LU seminar EQF, Recognition, ECTS at LU seminar National consultation + Recommendations National consultation + Recommendations “Quality Through Modernization of Univ” Zagreb JEP preparation & Employability NID 2009 JEP preparation & Employability NID 2009 Support to different Univ. ECTS, DS, LO, QA Support to different Univ. ECTS, DS, LO, QA In cooperation with HERT team: define priority projects to Ministry In cooperation with HERT team: define priority projects to Ministry “Competences for the Future” Warsow Support to Ministry organizing Arab Ministers conference in Beirut + studies Bologna Process Flyer + presentation NID 2010 Bologna Process Flyer + presentation NID 2010 “QA in HE” Antonine University “QA in HE” Antonine University “Recognition in HE: How to make it work?” Tallinn “Recognition in HE in Lebanon” “Recognition in HE: How to make it work?” Tallinn “Recognition in HE in Lebanon” “Social Dimension of HE: Building Excellence and Equity” Cyprus Flyer on Internal QA Training in NID Flyer on Internal QA Training in NID Participate to the drafting of 2 laws: HE and QA Participate to the drafting of 2 laws: HE and QA 6

8 The HERE Action in Lebanon Training & Accumulation Of knowledge Support to Local HE Authorities Peer to Peer Training & Dessimination Other Activities Q1Q2Q3Q4Q1Q2Q Q4Q1Q2Q3 “University Governance” Catania “Promoting Learning Mobility” Brussels “Modernization of Curricula” Oslo “Enhancing Quality through Internationalisation” Lisbon “Equivalence of HE degrees” Barcelaona “University Governance” Catania “Promoting Learning Mobility” Brussels “Modernization of Curricula” Oslo “Enhancing Quality through Internationalisation” Lisbon “Equivalence of HE degrees” Barcelaona Revision of draft law on QA agency Active in LQF team Revision of draft law on QA agency Active in LQF team “Research Activity in Lebanon and QA” Conf by Associ. Of Leb Univ and Tempus Office Coorganize “Towards the LQF – Degrees and competences in Lebanon” National workshop “2020 EU HE Perspectives: inspiring model for LHE” NID 2012 “Research Activity in Lebanon and QA” Conf by Associ. Of Leb Univ and Tempus Office Coorganize “Towards the LQF – Degrees and competences in Lebanon” National workshop “2020 EU HE Perspectives: inspiring model for LHE” NID 2012 New Web Site (NTO and HERE) Supervision of MSc on “Internationalization in HE in Lebanon” Flyer on 10 years of Tempus in Lebanon New Web Site (NTO and HERE) Supervision of MSc on “Internationalization in HE in Lebanon” Flyer on 10 years of Tempus in Lebanon “Putting Bucharest conclusions on Track – the experts’ role” Vilnius “Research-Based Education: Strategy and Implementation” Budapest Study Visit ULB “Putting Bucharest conclusions on Track – the experts’ role” Vilnius “Research-Based Education: Strategy and Implementation” Budapest Study Visit ULB Active in LQF team Preparation of final conference Active in LQF team Preparation of final conference “Writing Learning Outcomes” National Training “Credits Systems” National Training “Writing Learning Outcomes” National Training “Credits Systems” National Training Supervision of MSc project “Enhancing the Student Experience” London “Cross-Border education” Madrid “Enhancing the Student Experience” London “Cross-Border education” Madrid Decree on Organizing Doctoral Studies “Internal Quality Assurance” National Training Co-organize the thematic workshop “Doctoral Studies” Kaslik 7

9 The HERE Action in Lebanon 8

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12 The HERE Action in Lebanon 11

13 The HERE action in Lebanon –Provide a pool of expertise, promoting and enhancing progress toward further modernization of the higher education sector Lebanese HERE are being called to participate in all modernization projects undertaken nationally –Bologna process is a source of inspiration, in the light of national needs and aspiration The major HE projects are currently being inspired from the Bologna Process –HEREs benefit from training, technical assistance, briefing and networking from the EACEA and participate in the development of policies and reforms in their own country 2 to 3 training conference per year in average Results well disseminated in the LHE 12

14 The HERE Action in Lebanon –HEREs are invited to devise Bologna development strategies with peers, as well as non-academic bodies such as industrial, cultural or social organizations, as long as they are in line with national strategies All actions are concerted throughout the LHE and with all stakeholders –HEREs design and deliver training courses for other experts who are actively involved in the promotion of higher education reforms in their own countries. They are also involved in promotion and awareness-raising activities Several tools have been used for this purpose 13

15 The HERE Action in Lebanon –HEREs also provide guidance to higher education institutions in the area of quality assurance, curricular reform, national and European Qualification Frameworks, tuning and international recognition (e.g. ECTS, Diploma Supplement) This has been conducted by national actions or on a case by case basis The number of participants to local training sessions shows it clearly 14

16 Outline The HERE Action The HERE Action in Lebanon Learning Outcomes 15

17 Learning Outcomes Bologna Process as Inspiring Model –Provides the HEREs with a powerful tool and facilitates their action –Considers inherently the diversity and fits therefore with the modernization needs of the diverse Tempus partner countries –Reflects high quality and is by that attractive to the different stakeholders of Tempus countries –To make the best use: Deep assimilation is needed Confront Bologna tools and processes with local context 16

18 Learning Outcomes Training the HEREs –Bologna conferences, workshops and study visits offer an excellent learning environment and precious moments of exchange –Active participation of HERE allows to take ownership and to better reflect on own national context –To make the best use: Take ownership Exchange with colleagues Reflect on own national context 17

19 Learning Outcomes Technical Assistance and Local Events –Very high impact on the HERE action –Increases credibility and trust –Makes the Bologna Process closer –To make the best use: Well prepared Joint effort and participation from local HEREs Local community to take ownership 18

20 Learning Outcomes Interaction with NTO and Tempus Projects –NTO offers support to the HEREs –Interaction with local Tempus projects is a must –Profit from the Tempus quality trademark created throughout the years –To make the best use: Good coordination with the NTO Exchange and trust building with Tempus projects Independent space for the HERE action Leverage on the Tempus achievements and recognize them for mutual benefit and synergy 19

21 Learning Outcomes Interaction with local authorities –Show to the local authorities the benefit they could have from the HEREs accumulated expertise –Be close enough and maintain a necessary distance –Build the trust necessary to the action 20

22 Learning Outcomes Resistance to Change and Different Challenges –Accept that this is normal –Make the change happens smoothly and do not try to enforce it –Give the stakeholders the ownership and the time to reflect on the modernization issues 21

23 Learning Outcomes Some keywords –Trust –Ownership –Quality –Interest –Exchange –Appreciation of needed time and efforts Maintain and reinforce the HERE action seems to respond to local needs 22

24 Thank You 23


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