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Transnational mobility in a vocational context – an overview Orléans 19.4.2011 Dr. Søren Kristensen The Danish National Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training (NCE) Metropolitan University College. NCE Søren Kristensen.

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Transnational mobility in a vocational context an overview orl ans 19 4 2011

Transnational mobility in a vocational context – an overview

Orléans 19.4.2011

Dr. Søren Kristensen

The Danish National Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training (NCE)

Metropolitan University College


Transnational mobility in a vocational context an overview orl ans 19 4 2011

NCE

Søren Kristensen

Why are we doing it? Different discourses on mobility in Europe:

Skills acquisition (cognitive):

New vocational/professional knowledge and skills

International skills

Transversal skills

Behaviour modification (affective):

Labour market mobility

Reduction of nationalism, xenophobia

Reinforcement of cultural coherence


Transnational mobility in a vocational context an overview orl ans 19 4 2011

NCE

Søren Kristensen

Characteristics of mobility in VET:

  • Short term

  • Group exchanges

  • Work placements

  • Focus on major languages when choosing target countries


Transnational mobility in a vocational context an overview orl ans 19 4 2011

NCE

Søren Kristensen

Who finances mobility?

  • LdV

  • Structural funds (ESF, ERF)

  • National/regional programmes

  • Bi- or multinational programmes

  • VET institutions

  • Private companies

  • Individuals

  • Baseline?


Transnational mobility in a vocational context an overview orl ans 19 4 2011

NCE

Søren Kristensen

Barriers to mobility (Move-It, 2007)

  • Lack of quality in mobility

  • Lack of information and awareness

  • Lack of sustainable strategies

  • Lack of support mechanisms

  • Legal and administrative obstacles


Transnational mobility in a vocational context an overview orl ans 19 4 2011

NCE

Søren Kristensen

Does it work? Mobility as a pedagogical tool

  • Requires professionalism from organisers in terms of:

  • Preparation

  • Implementation

  • Follow-up


Transnational mobility in a vocational context an overview orl ans 19 4 2011

NCE

Søren Kristensen

Does it work? Mobility and youth unemployment

  • Positive results from evaluations

  • Lack of longitudinal studies

  • Absence of scientific ”proof” (control groups)


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