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Global Implications of the Bologna Accord Dr. Marina Stock McIsaac President, ICEM Eger, Hungary, November 6, 2006.

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1 Global Implications of the Bologna Accord Dr. Marina Stock McIsaac President, ICEM Eger, Hungary, November 6, 2006

2 Introduction ICEM UNESCO Affiliate Agriamedia Eszterházy Károly College

3 Educational Challenges Prepare students for employment Harmonize educational efforts Collaborate Prepare for the future

4 Eszterházy Károly College 250 year history International Humanities and sciences

5 Globalization Growth in population migration Explosion of communication technology Rapidly changing job markets

6 Prepare for the Future Increase employability Allow for mobility Prepare for new job skills Recognize reduction trends

7 Bologna Process Mobility Employability Competitiveness Attractiveness

8 Actions to be taken Comparable qualifications and grades 3 cycle system; BA, MA, Ph.D Transfer of credits (ECTS) Mobility of teachers,students Quality assurance of programs Common European dimension to HE

9 “To make Europe the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion “To make Europe the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion ” Lisbon Council, 2000

10 Promises Knowledge-based economies Education for all Lifelong learning possibilities Transferable programs Options for mobility New job opportunities

11 European Higher Education Area (EHEA) Compatible systems Unified and transparent degrees Internationally accredited schools Internationally acclaimed programs Transferable Lifelong learning Job retraining

12 Bergen goals for 2010 Intensify efforts for EHEA Include innovative teaching Include new learning environments Provide sustainable funding

13 Problems Student Concerns Teacher Concerns Institutional Concerns Government Concerns

14 Student Concerns Increased costs Underserved minorities Diversification of teachers,students Job opportunities

15 Student Concerns “..will cost me more money..3 years will not prepare me the way the previous 5 year program did. New criteria will require a Master’s Degree to teach and there will be no jobs for the Bachelor’s degree”

16 Teacher Concerns Massive layoffs Social disuption Current teacher replacements with MA Timely inservice training

17 Institutional Concerns 5 does not = 3+2 Retool staff Reorganization of departments Loss of faculty positions

18 Government Concerns Budget Jobs Standardize education Avoid social upheaval

19 Toward Resource Sharing Technology and resource sharing Changing roles of teachers, students Industrialized to information-based Freely available, shared resources

20 Accessible Educational Materials MIT, 2001 Open Courseware (OCW) UNESCO, 2002 Open Education Resources (OER) OU, 2006 Open Learn

21 Open Courseware (OCW) “…a free and open educational resource (OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world. It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.

22 Open Education Resources (OER) “ … digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.”

23 Open Learn “The OpenLearn website will make educational resources freely available on the internet, with state of the art learning support and collaboration tools to connect learners and educators.” The Open University, 25 October 2006

24 Bologna and Lifelong Learning Provide inexpensive materials Develop knowledge based economy Achieve goals Mobility, employability, competitiveness, attractiveness Acquire skills and knowledge

25 Conclusion Internationalization of education can provide: Wider knowledge base More diverse and skilled workforce Greater cultural understanding Better employment Better mobility Better lifestyle UNESC O

26 Thank you


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