Modernisation challenges to universities Magna Charta Observatory Conference

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Modernisation challenges to universities Magna Charta Observatory Conference September 2013 3 rd Session, Challenges

Modernisation challenges to universities Magna Charta Observatory Conference September 2013 3 rd Session, Challenges to the modern higher education: marketisation and creative new skills Agneta Bladh Member of the MCO Council and the EU HLG on Modernisation of Higher Education agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 1

Background for this presentation Personal experiences from the higher education sector Following the Swedish

Background for this presentation Personal experiences from the higher education sector Following the Swedish debate inside and outside the HE sector Part of the European debate through the EU HLG agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 2

What do we mean by Modernisation of HE? Different answers depending on position and

What do we mean by Modernisation of HE? Different answers depending on position and perspective ◦ From within HEIs ◦ Students ◦ Governments ◦ Business society ◦ Public authorities agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 3

Which are the market demands? Higher competences in most labour market sectors Transferable skills

Which are the market demands? Higher competences in most labour market sectors Transferable skills such as organisational skills, team-working, communication skills, language skills, experience of other cultures, reliability, integrity Impatience: Immediate supply of personnel with adequate competence Short-sighted? agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 4

Which are the outputs from universities? Students with knowledge in certain fields Students with

Which are the outputs from universities? Students with knowledge in certain fields Students with no or restricted experience from the labour market Students with inadequate transferable skills ? agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 5

EU High Level Group on Modernisation of HE Mandate based on the Communication ”An

EU High Level Group on Modernisation of HE Mandate based on the Communication ”An Agenda for the Modernisation of Europe’s Higher Education Systems” Support the Commission in identifying and designing interventions to support reforms in Member States Analyse three topics for the modernisation of HE: Excellence in teaching, Learning in the digital age and a third topic later decided Prime target audience: Policy makers in HE and HEIs agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 6

Members of the HLG Mary Mc. Aleese (chair) Vincent Berger Agneta Bladh Christian Bode

Members of the HLG Mary Mc. Aleese (chair) Vincent Berger Agneta Bladh Christian Bode Jan Muehlfeit Tea Petrin Alessandro Schiesaro Loukas Tsoukalis agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 7

HLG Report in June 2013 “Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Europe´s

HLG Report in June 2013 “Improving the Quality of Teaching and Learning in Europe´s Higher Education Institutions” Two further reports are expected agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 8

Challenges to quality teaching in HEIs Rebalance the HE agenda between research and teaching

Challenges to quality teaching in HEIs Rebalance the HE agenda between research and teaching Shift to a student-centred learning outcomes approach Professionalize teaching agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 9

The HLG aims to provoke a broader discussion in all MS about quality in

The HLG aims to provoke a broader discussion in all MS about quality in teaching and learning in HE to identify a range of incentives to be applied by MS with varied starting points to enable positive changes in the behaviour of HEIs, staff and students to propose ways for the EU how to support governments and stakeholders in implementing new models of teaching and learning agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 10

Develop and implement a strategy for the support and on-going improvement of the quality

Develop and implement a strategy for the support and on-going improvement of the quality of teaching and learning (Recommendation 2) agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 11

Certified pedagogical training (Recommendation 4) agneta. bladh@gmail. com 20/09/2013 12

Certified pedagogical training (Recommendation 4) agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 12

Promote cross-, trans- and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning, helping students develop their

Promote cross-, trans- and interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and learning, helping students develop their breadth of understanding and entrepreneurial and innovative mind-sets agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 13

Develop and implement holistic internationalisation strategies (Recommendation 12) agneta. bladh@gmail. com 20/09/2013 14

Develop and implement holistic internationalisation strategies (Recommendation 12) agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 14

The European Union should support the implementation of the recommendations from the HLG (Recommendation

The European Union should support the implementation of the recommendations from the HLG (Recommendation 13) agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 15

How to respond to the modernisation challenges? Implement the recommendations from the HLG Accent

How to respond to the modernisation challenges? Implement the recommendations from the HLG Accent the transferable skills in programs Insert internship in more programs Combine relevance and quality when designing programs agneta. [email protected] com 20/09/2013 16

Thank you for your attention!

Thank you for your attention!