20 novembre 2016

EHEA - Employability within the Bologna Process

Logo of the Bologna ProcessEmployability was and is one of the universal aspects that have been continuously worked on and developed.
Within the Bologna Process, employability results in strengthening the relevance of graduates' opportunities to start their professional life based on their higher education. The discussion is based on scientificness and transferability, i.e. on subject-specific and generic competences including individual processes through lifelong learning.

In 1999, the Bologna declaration defined as a goal of the Bologna Process:

to promote European citizens employability and the international competitiveness of the European higher education system.

The latest ministerial conference in 2015 reminded us that:

fostering the employability of graduates throughout their working lives in rapidly changing labour markets [...] is a major goal of the EHEA.

It is not only the European economy which depends on its “employable” citizens, but it is the European Higher Education Area that relies on them to create and defend general human and scientific values. More...

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EHEA - Student Centred Learning - Inclusion in the Bologna Process

Logo of the Bologna ProcessStudent-centred learning is not among the thematic areas that have been tackled directly in the Bologna Process from the onset. However, many of the priority work plan themes discussed early on in the Bologna Process tackled aspects that helped make learner-centred education more of a reality. This included flexibility tools such as ECTS, mobility, improved recognition, qualification frameworks and others. Also, parts of the ministerial conference communiques reaffirmed the importance of the educational mission of universities.

Student-centred learning was fully taken into the process during the Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve ministerial conference, in 2009. This constituted an important reassertion of the teaching mission of Higher Education, which – while central to the creation of a coherent European Higher Education Area – had been often overlooked in the development of the Bologna Process.

We reassert the importance of the teaching mission of higher education institutions and the necessity for ongoing curricular reform geared toward the development of learning outcomes. Student-centred learning requires empowering individual learners, new approaches to teaching and learning, effective support and guidance structures and a curriculum focused more clearly on the learner in all three cycles. Curricular reform will thus be an ongoing process leading to high quality, flexible and more individually tailored education paths. Academics, in close cooperation with student and employer representatives, will continue to develop learning outcomes and international reference points for a growing number of subject areas. We ask the higher education institutions to pay particular attention to improving the teaching quality of their study programmes at all levels. This should be a priority in the further implementation of the European Standards and Guidelines for quality assurance.
Source: Leuven/Louvain-la-Neuve Communiqué, 2009

With the Bucharest Communiqué (2012), the Ministers reiterated their committed to “Establish conditions that foster student-centred learning, innovative teaching methods and a supportive and inspiring working and learning environment, while continuing to involve students and staff in governance structures at all levels”.

In the Yerevan Communiqué (2015), the Ministers confirmed that "Enhancing the quality and relevance of learning and teaching is the main mission of the EHEA."

We will encourage and support higher education institutions and staff in promoting pedagogical innovation in student-centred learning environments and in fully exploiting the potential benefits of digital technologies for learning and teaching. More...

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EHEA - Student Centred Learning

Logo of the Bologna ProcessStudent-centred learning (SCL) is an approach to education, which aims at overcoming some of the problems inherent to more traditional forms of education by focusing on the learner and their needs, rather than being centred around the teacher's input.  This approach has many implications for the design and flexibility of curriculum, course content, and interactivity of the learning process and is being increasingly used at universities across Europe.
The concept of SCL was initially a theoretical model defined as such by pedagogy and education researchers, though attempts at empowering the learner to enhance the educational process have probably always existed wherever educators have strived to improve and reform. More...

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Fourth Bologna Policy Forum, Yerevan

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe 2015 Bologna Policy Forum organised in conjunction with the Ministerial Conference sets the stage for the external dimension of the Bologna Process. More...

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Ministerial Conference Yerevan 2015 - Bologna Policy Forum

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe Ministers responsible for Higher Education and Heads of Delegation to the Fourth Bologna Policy Forum met in Yerevan to reaffirm and further their cooperation in developing higher education whose public authorities, higher education institutions, students and staff are committed to democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. More...

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Ministerial Conference Yerevan 2015

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe Ministerial events brought together 47 EHEA delegations, the European Commission, as well as the Bologna Process consultative members and partners. As a result of the 16 years of intensive work the EHEA became a reality and proved that in this globalized and competitive environment education is the key for sustainable development of the European societies.
Among other issues the 2015 Yerevan Ministerial Conference attempted to identify the best ways to reinforce the Bologna Process in future and beyond 2020 and simultaneously strengthen the dialogue within and outside the EHEA. More...

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EHEA - Advisory Group on Dealing with non-implementation 2015-2018

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe advisory group on “Dealing with non-implementation” is mandated to propose the best way for member countries to further their implementation in the Bologna’s key commitments. More...

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EHEA - Advisory Group on Support for the Belarus Roadmap 2015-2018

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe advisory group on “Support for the Belarus Roadmap” co-operates with the national authorities of Belarus to help them in implementing the overarching principles of Bologna process/EHEA. More...

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EHEA - Advisory Group on EHEA international cooperation 2015-2018

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe advisory group on “EHEA international cooperation” advices the Bologna Follow-Up Group (BFUG). It includes the Bologna policy forum in order to enhance the international dimension and prepare the 5th Bologna policy forum. More...

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EHEA - Working Group on Policy development for new EHEA goals 2015-2018

Logo of the Bologna ProcessThe working group on “Policy development for new EHEA goals” is dedicated to new priorities for the future of the EHEA. The group serves as a platform for finding policies to follow new EHEA goals and innovation. The topics in the WG are focussed on new goals as adopted in the Yerevan Communiqué with a European dimension. The working group will cooperate closely with the national, European and international stakeholders. The events held in this working group have to provide policy recommendations. More...

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