20 février 2014

Quelle place pour l’alternance dans l’éducation ? Plénière du 25 février 2014

http://www.lecese.fr/sites/all/themes/cese/images/header_fond_bloc_droite.gifPrésentation de l'étude intitulée "L'alternance en éducation" par M. Jean-Marc MONTEIL, rapporteur au nom de la section de l'éducation, de la culture et de la communication.
Chaque année 150 000 jeunes quittent le système éducatif sans aucune qualification. Ce constat, très cruel, conduit à s’interroger sur les causes de cette situation et sur les améliorations à envisager pour s’efforcer de réduire leurs effets.
Le CESE s’est autosaisi sur la question de la place de l’alternance dans l’éducation et de celle, jugée trop faible, réservée à la découverte professionnelle dans l’acquisition des connaissances dans le secondaire comme dans le supérieur.
Comment repérer si telle ou telle connaissance est maîtrisée avant de confier la réalisation d’une tâche ?
Comment présenter une activité pour être assuré que la compréhension de son utilité sociale soit susceptible de mobiliser des connaissances supposées acquises ou de susciter une motivation à les acquérir ? Toutes ces questions, et de nombreuses autres, sont au coeur du processus d’alternance.
L’étude du CESE « L’alternance dans l’éducation », qui se situe dans la perspective d’une contribution plus pédagogique que structurelle de l’alternance dans l’éducation, sera présentée par Jean-Marc Monteil (Personnalité associée), au nom de la section de l'éducation, de la culture et de la communication présidée par Philippe Da Costa (Groupe des associations) le 25 février en assemblée plénière.
L'intégralité de la présentation sera retransmise en direct sur cette page le 25 février à partir de 14h30.

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How the Governor-General is trying to recruit more students from India

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/media/www/images/flag/gam-masthead.pngBy Campbell Clark. As he prepares a passage to India, Governor-General David Johnston knows there’s a goal to attract more of the subcontinent’s students to Canada. But he also has an eye on promoting traffic in the other direction: seeing more Canadian teachers and students travel abroad. In his low-key way, Mr. Johnston has fit his own passion for international education into a major Canadian objective: drawing foreign students paying higher international tuition fees into Canadian schools. More...

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Universities, government negotiating over research funds

http://beta.images.theglobeandmail.com/media/www/images/flag/gam-masthead.pngBy James Bradshaw. The federal government’s promise of $1.5-billion in new research funding in last week’s budget is a major coup for Canada’s universities, but the sensitive work to decide how they will share it is still to come. Over 10 years, the Canada First Research Excellence Fund will disburse as much as $200-million annually, starting with $50-million in 2015, making it one of the costliest new budget pledges. It is designed to invest in key fields of strength to attract talent, buy equipment and build international networks. More...

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Immigration battle set to freeze Swiss out of European research

By . The EU has suspended negotiations with Switzerland on the Horizon 2020 and Erasmus+ research and education programmes – worth €94.7 billion (£77.8 billion) combined – after the Swiss government said it could not sign an agreement to open its borders to immigrants from the EU’s newest member – Croatia. This follows a Swiss referendum that narrowly backed a proposal to reintroduce immigration quotas for the EU. In spite of this, Swiss scientists have been told that ‘research knows no frontiers’ and been urged to press ahead and apply for European research funding. More...

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De nouveaux budgets alloués à la formation professionnelle en Aquitaine

Aquitaine Cap MétiersLa région Aquitaine vient de voter de nouveaux budgets :

  • Gironde : soutien à la mise en place d’une formation qualifiante dans les travaux forestiers à Bazas.
  • Pyrénées-Atlantiques : soutien à la formation aux détenus, aux formations sociales, paramédicales et aux Missions Locales ainsi qu'au chantier Formation qualification Nouvelle Chance "métallurgie" à Lescar.
  • Dordogne : soutien aux Missions locales, au centre de formation professionnelle au travail sanitaire et social de Bergerac, au centre hospitalier de Périgueux pour les formations paramédicales et de sages-femmes, à la formation de détenus aux métiers agricoles.
  • Landes : soutien au centre hospitalier de Dax pour les formations paramédicales et de sages-femmes.
  • Lot-et-Garonne : soutien aux filières agricoles et agro-alimentaires, à l’insertion par l’activité économique et au CAFI.

Consulter les communiqués de presse

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Student housing can benefit a neighbourhood

Several of Ottawa’s neighbourhood associations have sent a letter to the mayor asking for “an immediate freeze on the development of any student housing that is not on the campus of a post-secondary educational institution … (This) should cover all types of developments from housing conversions to more large-scale plans for student housing.”
They say the city needs a student-housing strategy, and that in absence of one, all developments for student housing must cease. The argument is that conversions and developments must be done with care for the impact on the neighbourhood, and that argument is true on its face. But in this debate, the downsides of student housing tend to get disproportionate attention. And a freeze could needlessly delay or prevent useful projects that could benefit not only students, but also their neighbourhoods. More...

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Degrees evade Filipino youth

By Carol Sanders. Less likely to surpass their parents: study. The children of Canadian immigrants generally do better than their parents -- unless they're Filipino males, a study released Wednesday shows.
The Institute for Research on Public Policy conducted what's been hailed as the first study to focus on Filipino youth in Canada. The study, Understanding Intergenerational Social Mobility: Filipino Youth in Canada, found Filipino youth, particularly males, are less likely to hold a university degree than their parents and their peers in other immigrant groups.
With the Philippines being one of Canada's leading source countries for new immigrants and the main source for Manitoba, the lack of upward mobility for Filipino youth is worth studying, said Prof. Philip Kelly, director of the York Centre for Asian Research in Toronto and author of the study. More...

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Changing preferences for university degrees

http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-ash4/373031_164697223559731_475559954_q.jpgBy Emma Graney. As the chill of December 1963 descended on Regina Beach, so too did 30 University of Regina faculty members, there for a retreat.
At that time, they penned the Education Policy for the Liberal Arts, later to become known as the Regina Beach Manifesto.
One of those faculty members was Jack Boan. More...

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Dilemma of Nigerian students in quack varsities in Ghana

By Clement Idoko-Abuja. CLEMENT IDOKO, just returning from Ghana, writes on the influx of Nigerian students in pursuit of “Degree Mills” in Ghana, concluding that these quack institutions take advantage of the incessant strikes and disruption of academic calendar in Nigeria coupled with lack of access to tertiary institutions to defraud the parents and students. The fate of thousands of Nigerian students pursuing various degrees in mushroom and “degree mills” in Ghana is precariously hanging in the balance. More...

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How we could contribute to Knowledge Hub

By Dinesh Weerakkody. Sri Lanka in order to become a knowledge hub would require to invest big, to strengthen the existing skills base, that would however require the sort of great national leap forward we saw in 2009 to ensure we have the kind of skilled workforce needed to compete in a new, high tech industrial era.
A Knowledge Hub is broadly defined as a designated region intended to attract FDIs, retain and attract foreign students, build and grow a reputation for providing high-quality education and specialized training for both international and domestic students, and finally create a knowledge-based economy.  A knowledge hub is concerned with the process of building up a country’s capacity to better integrate it with the world’s increasing knowledge-based economy, while simultaneously exploring policy options that have the potential to enhance economic growth. A higher education hub can include different combinations of domestic/international institutions, branch campuses, and foreign partnership, within the region. More...

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