13 octobre 2019

Knowledge Exchange report on the transformative role of preprints in scholarly communication

Knowledge Exchange (KE) is an umbrella organisation with partners in six European countries that work to enable the use of digital technologies to improve higher education and research. They recently released the report "Accelerating scholarly communication - The transformative role of preprints". Preprints are the versions of research papers typically prepared prior to peer review and publication in a journal. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:13 - - Permalien [#]


Obstacles to Excellence: new report from Scholars at Risk maps threats to academic freedom in China

As noted in the report, a small but growing number of international universities have responded to academic freedom concerns by scaling back or terminating partnerships with institutions in mainland China and with China-supported institutes on their own campuses. Obstacles to Excellence urges public discussion on the issue, with the goal of identifying practices that recognise China’s legitimate higher education ambitions while fully protecting academic freedom. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:12 - - Permalien [#]

Horizon Europe: EUA presents “Seize our common future” call to European Commission

The call has been gaining momentum over the last few weeks. The associations and the growing number of signatories urge the EU institutions and leaders to strengthen R&I investment at European level by raising the budget of the next EU Programme for R&I (2021-2027), Horizon Europe, and to invest in excellent, curiosity-driven, cross-border research and innovation. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:09 - - Permalien [#]

Cedefop's VET toolkit for tackling early leaving at the Skillman.eu International Forum 2019

HomeThe workshop was held within the framework of the 5th edition of the yearly SIF – Skillman.eu International Forum 2019 on “Curriculum design, Sectoral skills development and Ethical issues on Advanced Manufacturing sector” organised by Cedefop's VET toolkit Ambassador Giovanni Crisona. The event took place on October 10th and 11th 2019 in Florence, Italy. Skillman is a worldwide network addressed to introduce skills, competences and innovative curricula for the advanced manufacturing sector within the VET pathways. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 18:00 - - Permalien [#]

An enhanced role for apprenticeship in a changing world of work

HomeThe external factors that have an impact on apprenticeship and the relevant design and delivery responses were discussed at a joint Cedefop/OECD symposium, on 7 October in Paris. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:59 - - Permalien [#]


Portugal: memorandum of understanding in VET with Germany

HomeThe Portuguese education and labour ministries together with the German education ministry signed a memorandum of understanding on 7 February reinforcing their cooperation in VET, which dates back to 1965. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:58 - - Permalien [#]

Belgium: promising results for Erasmus Duaal

HomeSYNTRA Vlaanderen recently presented the results from its Erasmus Duaal project: in the spring of 2018 and 2019, 96 Flemish dual learners from 14 Flemish schools did a two-week work placement in 9 different countries. In the same period, 32 pupils from abroad were welcomed in Flanders. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:57 - - Permalien [#]

Norway: teacher specialist: a new career path for teachers

HomeAs part of the government’s initiative to keep good teachers in the classrooms, the education ministry has been conducting a pilot project since 2015/16 on a new professional career path for teachers, the so called teacher specialists. It is based on the Promotion of the status and quality of teachers strategy and aims to offer teachers new challenges and professional development. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:55 - - Permalien [#]

Norway: cooperation and recognition of education among the Nordic countries

HomeThe Nordic cooperation includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as the three autonomous territories; the Faroe Islands, Greenland and Åland. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:50 - - Permalien [#]

Malta: financial incentives promoting VET

HomeThe Maltese government is offering incentives for vocational education and training (VET) at all levels of education through financial measures. More...

Posté par pcassuto à 17:48 - - Permalien [#]