Presentation on theme: "Magna Charta Observatory Conference September 2013 3rd Session, Challenges to the modern higher education: marketisation and creative."— Presentation transcript:
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
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
Different answers depending on position and perspective ◦ From within HEIs ◦ Students ◦ Governments ◦ Business society ◦ Public authorities
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?
Students with knowledge in certain fields Students with no or restricted experience from the labour market Students with inadequate transferable skills ?
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
Mary McAleese (chair) Vincent Berger Agneta Bladh Christian Bode Jan Muehlfeit Tea Petrin Alessandro Schiesaro Loukas Tsoukalis 720/09/2013
“Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Europe´s Higher Education Institutions” Two further reports are expected 820/09/2013
Rebalance the HE agenda between research and teaching Shift to a student-centred learning outcomes approach Professionalize teaching
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
Implement the recommendations from the HLG Accent the transferable skills in programs Insert internship in more programs Combine relevance and quality when designing programs