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The International Agenda and The Bologna Process. The Bergen Meeting. Ten Action Points Readable and Comparable Degrees Two main cycles System of Credits Mobility. Quality Assurance Introduce a European Dimension in HE Lifelong Learning Student Involvement

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The international agenda and the bologna process

The International Agendaand The Bologna Process


The bergen meeting
The Bergen Meeting

  • Ten Action Points

  • Readable and Comparable Degrees

  • Two main cycles

  • System of Credits

  • Mobility


Quality Assurance

Introduce a European Dimension in HE

Lifelong Learning

Student Involvement

Promote Attractiveness of European HE

Include Doctoral level as third cycle


The role of the bologna promoters

The Role of the Bologna Promoters

Challenges and Difficulties


The status of languages in uk he
The Status of Languages in UK HE

  • The Lack of Policy

  • The Ignorance of Senior Managers

  • The autonomy of universities

  • Government policy and the demise of languages

  • Fees and the ML student




The situation elsewhere
The Situation Elsewhere

  • Britain isolated

  • Our Students not mobile – why?

  • Employability factors

  • Competition for jobs

  • Language policy elsewhere in Europe


What hope for the bologna process
What hope for the Bologna Process?

  • UK Presidency

  • Enthusiasm (?) of Ruth Kelly and UK Government

  • Europe marches on, Britain on the sidelines


The importance of languages
The Importance of Languages

  • For mobility

  • Cultural Awareness

  • Employability


Problems
Problems

  • Falling numbers

  • The plight of state schools

  • Cost of ML degree

  • Teacher shortages

  • Tuition by non-specialists – from primary upwards


Solutions
Solutions

  • Incentives for universities to engage in the Bologna process

  • HEFCE to ask each institution to produce a Bologna statement in its learning and teaching plans

  • Funding for languages as an endangered species

  • Fee waivers for periods spent abroad


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