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Global Implications of the Bologna Accord. Dr. Marina Stock McIsaac President, ICEM Eger, Hungary, November 6, 2006. Introduction. ICEM UNESCO Affiliate Agriamedia Eszterházy Károly College. Educational Challenges. Prepare students for employment Harmonize educational efforts

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Global implications of the bologna accord

Global Implications of the Bologna Accord

Dr. Marina Stock McIsaac

President, ICEM

Eger, Hungary, November 6, 2006


Introduction
Introduction

  • ICEM

    • UNESCO Affiliate

  • Agriamedia

    • Eszterházy Károly College


Educational challenges
Educational Challenges

  • Prepare students for employment

  • Harmonize educational efforts

  • Collaborate

  • Prepare for the future


Eszterh zy k roly college
Eszterházy Károly College

  • 250 year history

  • International

  • Humanities and sciences


Globalization
Globalization

  • Growth in population migration

  • Explosion of communication technology

  • Rapidly changing job markets


Prepare for the future
Prepare for the Future

  • Increase employability

  • Allow for mobility

  • Prepare for new job skills

  • Recognize reduction trends


Bologna process
Bologna Process

  • Mobility

  • Employability

  • Competitiveness

  • Attractiveness


Actions to be taken
Actions to be taken

  • Comparable qualifications and grades

  • 3 cycle system; BA, MA, Ph.D

  • Transfer of credits (ECTS)

  • Mobility of teachers,students

  • Quality assurance of programs

  • Common European dimension to HE


“To make Europe the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion”

Lisbon Council, 2000


Promises
Promises knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Knowledge-based economies

  • Education for all

  • Lifelong learning possibilities

  • Transferable programs

  • Options for mobility

  • New job opportunities


European higher education area ehea
European Higher Education Area (EHEA) knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Compatible systems

  • Unified and transparent degrees

  • Internationally accredited schools

  • Internationally acclaimed programs

    • Transferable

    • Lifelong learning

    • Job retraining


Bergen goals for 2010
Bergen goals for 2010 knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Intensify efforts for EHEA

  • Include innovative teaching

  • Include new learning environments

  • Provide sustainable funding


Problems
Problems knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Student Concerns

  • Teacher Concerns

  • Institutional Concerns

  • Government Concerns


Student concerns
Student Concerns knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Increased costs

  • Underserved minorities

  • Diversification of teachers,students

  • Job opportunities


Student concerns1
Student Concerns knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

“..will cost me more money..3 years will not prepare me the way the previous 5 year program did. New criteria will require a Master’s Degree to teach and there will be no jobs for the Bachelor’s degree”


Teacher concerns
Teacher Concerns knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Massive layoffs

  • Social disuption

  • Current teacher replacements with MA

  • Timely inservice training


Institutional concerns
Institutional Concerns knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • 5 does not = 3+2

  • Retool staff

  • Reorganization of departments

  • Loss of faculty positions


Government concerns
Government Concerns knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Budget

  • Jobs

  • Standardize education

  • Avoid social upheaval


Toward resource sharing
Toward Resource Sharing knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Technology and resource sharing

  • Changing roles of teachers, students

  • Industrialized to information-based

  • Freely available, shared resources


Accessible educational materials
Accessible Educational Materials knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • MIT, 2001 Open Courseware (OCW)

  • UNESCO, 2002 Open Education Resources (OER)

  • OU, 2006 Open Learn


Open courseware ocw
Open Courseware (OCW) knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

“…a free and open educational resource (OER) for educators, students, and self-learners around the world.It is true to MIT's values of excellence, innovation, and leadership.


Open education resources oer
Open Education Resources (OER) knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

“… digitized materials offered freely and openly for educators, students and self-learners to use and re-use for teaching, learning and research.”


Open learn
Open Learn knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

“The OpenLearn website will make educational resources freely available on the internet, with state of the art learning support and collaboration tools to connect learners and educators.”

The Open University, 25 October 2006


Bologna and lifelong learning
Bologna and Lifelong Learning knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Provide inexpensive materials

  • Develop knowledge based economy

  • Achieve goals

    • Mobility, employability, competitiveness, attractiveness

  • Acquire skills and knowledge


Conclusion
Conclusion knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

  • Internationalization of education can provide:

    • Wider knowledge base

    • More diverse and skilled workforce

    • Greater cultural understanding

    • Better employment

    • Better mobility

    • Better lifestyle

UNESCO


Thank you
Thank you knowledge-based economy in the world, capable of sustainable economic growth with more and better jobs and greater social cohesion

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