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Mutual Learning Seminar

   

With financial support from the European Union

Mutual Learning Seminar - Education

The second Mutual Learning Seminar focused on the topic Education took place at December 5th - 6th, 2013 in Exeter, United Kingdom.

The place of the MLS was the Innovation Centre, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4RN.

 

The Agenda of the event can be found here.

The discussions were focused on:

  • Future Skills Forecasting Model - Czech Republic
    We start with skills forecasting – how can you know what skills are needed in the future?
  • Dual VET System – skill forecasts for regulating trades  - Austria
    How can skills forecasting be taking forwards into the regulation of trades / creation of standards for different occupations?
  • Careers South West – UK
    How in the education system can we discuss the needs of the labour market (current and future) with young people, to help them make the right choice for them?
  • Devon Studio School – UK
    When young people choose a particular industry and / or occupation, how can the education system respond? How occupationally focused is it right to become, in terms of curriculum design etc, at the of age 14 onwards?
  • Guidelines for the evaluation of competencies acquired in informal and non-formal learning activities – Italy  
  • How are users identifying and objectively validating competencies, including soft-skills, acquired in informal settings?
  • Development of regional / local strategies – Bulgaria
    What are the implications / difficulties associated with developing regional / local educational strategies on the basis skills forecasting and having a knowledge of the skills needed for the future?

Project Partners´Presentations:

Austria: The Austrain apprenticeship system - strengths and challenges of the Dual VET system, presented by Julia Bock-Schappelwein

Bulgaria: Evaluation and development of regional and local strategies for life-long learning, presented by Ivan Stoytchev

Czech Republic: Future Skills Forecasting Model, presented by Jarmila Modrá

Italy: Guidelines for the evaluation of competencies acquired in informal and non-formal learning activities, presented by Andrea Pugliese

United Kingdom: Careers South West, presented by Rachel Bendall

                              Devon Studio School, presented by Katherine Davis Wils

All presentations reflect only the author´s view and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made out of information it contains.

The Photogalery from the Mutual Learning Seminar - Employment can be found here.

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