Presentation on theme: "Internationalisation of VET at policy and practice level Case Finland"— Presentation transcript:
1 Internationalisation of VET at policy and practice level Case Finland Hanna AutereInternational Forum on VET Cooperationbetween Finland and South-KoreaHeureka – Finnish Science Centre, 17th December 2014
2 Content of presentation FNBE and Finnish VET in a nutshellInternationalisation of VET at policy levelInternationalisation at practice levelUsing EU instrumentsLearning outcomes approachOpportunities for collaboration
3 Finnish National Board of Education National Agency for Learning and Competence
4 Role of the FNBE in VETPrepares the national qualification requirements for VETDecides on the learning outcomes of the studies and their assessment for VETSupports and develops nationally important aims (e.g. internationalisation)…in close co-operation with the providers and working life.
6 VET is attractive in Finland VET is not a second choice50 % of comprehensive school leavers continue in upper secondary vocational educationNumber of students in initial VET has increased (from to during )
7 General Objectives of Vocational Education and Training knowledge and skills necessary for vocational competence and (self-) employmentsupport for personal growth and citizenshipknowledge and skills needed in further studies and in life-long learning
9 To increase mobility of VET students, graduates and teaching staff. Govermental Development Plan for Education and Research Objectives of internationalisation of VETTo increase mobility of VET students, graduates and teaching staff.To contribute actively to goal setting of European VET policy and to promote achievement of Copenhagen process objectives in Finland.To increase cooperation between education administrations and VET providers network with non-member EU countries.To enhance validation recognition of studies and on-the-job learning and work experience as part of the vocational qualification.
10 Student mobility in VET, Finland 2006-2012 From Finland12,5 %To FinlandMore information and detailed statistics
11 WHAT is Internationalisation of VET? For exampleDevelopment of education in European (EQF, ECVET, EQAVET) and other international cooperationInternational Cooperation, which follows geogprahical orientation of the Finnish business-lifeEducation exportEducation cooperation with developing countries
12 WHY is there a need for Finnish VET to internationalise? Business and economy is globalizingFinnish society depends on international experts (Finnish and foreign professionals)Labour and student mobility is growingIndividuals required to have international competenciesInternationalisation of VET supports Finnish education development.
13 HOW does MoEC and FNBE support internationalisation of VET? Financial support to national networks for priorities inDevelopment of competencies required by internationalising working lifeInternational flexible learning pathwaysMobility of teachers (job-shadowing, learning at work places)Home internationalisationInternational cooperation linked to development of quality managementNetwork cooperation with countries outside of European Union
14 Internationalisation of VET supporting national development MoECFNBEFeedbackFeedbackVET SchoolsInnovationsInnovationsNetworksNetworks
15 WHOM FNBE collaborates with? Ministry of Education and CultureCIMO, Centre for International Mobility and CollaborationMinistry of Foreign Affairs and Finnish EmbassiesEmbassies in FinlandVET school networks
16 VET school networks supported by FNBE beyond Europe 2 Russia networks2 China networks: KAMoon China and ChinetIndia networkKEVA (Africa – Nepal) networkHANAKO – Japan-Finland networkCanada networkSouth Korea TechnetThailand network
20 Making use of EU tools supporting learning outcome approach in internationalising of VET.
21 EQF European Qualification Framework EuropassENQA-VET European Quality Assurance System for VETECVET European Credit Transfer system for VETEQF European Qualification Framework
22 EQF - European Qualification Framework For comparing qualifications/ competenciesLearning outcomes described as knowledge, skills and competenciesCovers all qualifications from general and vocational education and training to higher education
23 ECVET – European Credit Transfer System for VET Focus on individualObjectives:MobilityLifelong learningAcquiring, accumulating and validating competencies from different systemsUse of learning outcomes (same than in EQF)
24 SUMMARY Using ECVET in Finland 19/04/2017SUMMARY Using ECVET in FinlandAdvantagesQualifications divided into modulesUse of learning outcomesUse of credit points (in VQs)Recognition of prior learningStatus of VET schools: competent authoritiesChallengesAssessment and validation → mutual trustQuality assuranceMaking ECVET understandable to teachers and learners
25 Learning outcomes approach and flexible learning pathways support internationalisation.
26 Opportunities for international cooperation in VET? Use of ECVETtoolsNew sectorsFlexible learning pathwaysCurricula develop-mentTeacher exchangeInternatio-nalisation at homeStudent mobilityJoint seminarsVirtual coursesSkills competitionsLearning about good practices
27 Success factors for international coperation in VET PlanningPurposefulness (objectives)Perseverance (long-span)VersatilityDevelopment projectsMobilityInternationalisation at homeVirtual collaborationCommitted actors, resources actors, resourcesStrategy forInternatio-nalising+
28 Learning about the best practices & Developing together the next practices!
29 Vocational Education and Training in Finland - More Information Ministry of Educationthe Finnish education portalinformation in Finnish, Swedish and EnglishFinnish National Boardof Education