02 SES 13 B, Patterns of Cooperation Between Higher Education and the World of Work
Traditionally educational programmes (after compulsory school) in most European countries are rooted on two mighty pillars: Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE). But a decrease of the image of VET in many countries on the one side and a gap between competencies acquired at universities and labour market needs on the other side led to a rethinking of this segregation: Vocational Education and Training, namely Work-Based-Learning (WBL) resp. the competencies of skilled (both blue and white) collar workers gain increasing relevance in Higher Education programmes; inline with the corresponding recommendations by the European parliament and council (e. g. EU 2011).
Universities in most European countries developed programmes for non-traditional students (without university entrance diploma) and/or tailor-made adult education programmes for skilled workforce and/or practical oriented programmes, recognising Learning Outcomes (LO) from workplaces – but most programmes are only locally communicated and have only a short time-span.
The project LETAE aims at structuring the approaches of the 6 European countries Spain, Finland, Germany, Czech Republic, Turkey and Scotland via analysing and comparing national strategies on tertiary lifelong learning and chosen case studies. At a glance, we found that national strategies are often weak and programmes surveyed or analysed in detail often don’t follow those strategies; beside other reasons also due to the sheer amount of different programmes (details can be found on the project’s homepage). To structure the various approaches, a typology was developed; programmes were classified according to the following 3 categories:
* Is the programme free or does the student (or his company) has to pay (extra-) fees?
* Does the programme lead to a “normal” HE-qualification or to special certificates?
* Is it open for students without university entrance diploma or not?
homepage: http://www.letae.eu/ EU 2011: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:52011DC0567&from=EN (all visted: 15.01.2016)
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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