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1 Magna Charta Observatory Conference September rd Session, Challenges to the modern higher education: marketisation and creative new skills Agneta Bladh Member of the MCO Council and the EU HLG on Modernisation of Higher Education 120/09/2013

2  Personal experiences from the higher education sector  Following the Swedish debate inside and outside the HE sector  Part of the European debate through the EU HLG

3  Different answers depending on position and perspective ◦ From within HEIs ◦ Students ◦ Governments ◦ Business society ◦ Public authorities

4  Higher competences in most labour market sectors  Transferable skills such as organisational skills, team-working, communication skills, language skills, experience of other cultures, reliability, integrity  Impatience: Immediate supply of personnel with adequate competence  Short-sighted?

5  Students with knowledge in certain fields  Students with no or restricted experience from the labour market  Students with inadequate transferable skills  ?

6  Mandate based on the Communication ”An Agenda for the Modernisation of Europe’s Higher Education Systems”  Support the Commission in identifying and designing interventions to support reforms in Member States  Analyse three topics for the modernisation of HE: Excellence in teaching, Learning in the digital age and a third topic later decided  Prime target audience: Policy makers in HE and HEIs

7  Mary McAleese (chair)  Vincent Berger  Agneta Bladh  Christian Bode  Jan Muehlfeit  Tea Petrin  Alessandro Schiesaro  Loukas Tsoukalis 720/09/2013

8  “Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Europe´s Higher Education Institutions”  Two further reports are expected 820/09/2013

9  Rebalance the HE agenda between research and teaching  Shift to a student-centred learning outcomes approach  Professionalize teaching

10  to provoke a broader discussion in all MS about quality in teaching and learning in HE  to identify a range of incentives to be applied by MS with varied starting points  to enable positive changes in the behaviour of HEIs, staff and students  to propose ways for the EU how to support governments and stakeholders in implementing new models of teaching and learning

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16  Implement the recommendations from the HLG  Accent the transferable skills in programs  Insert internship in more programs  Combine relevance and quality when designing programs

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