When setting objectives for education and training, and when defining qualifications, policy-makers are beginning to focus less on input factors (duration, location, method) and more on what a learner knows and is able to do at the end of a learning process – i.e. on learning outcomes. This gradual shift has underpinned many related EU policy initiatives over the past few years.
How to translate European guidelines into regional policies? What role can European regional cooperation play?
Cedefops latest publication is a detailed comparative study of how education and training policies and practices in 32 countries are moving toward the learning outcomes approach.
New publications available in Cedefop's library now include the overview of every Member State's education and training system in 2008
Cedefop, along with the ETF, has helped to prepare the Fourth Europe and Central Asia (ECA) Education Conference, The Missing link: Rethinking the Role of Technical Vocational Education in Upper Secondary Education, which is being held in Tirana, Albania, on 24/25 October 2007.