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Agenda 

Thursday, 21 june 2018
9.00-9.30 Registration
9.30-10.00

                                                        Europa room
Chair: Loukas Zahilas, Head of DSI, Cedefop

Opening speeches                                                               

  • Mara Brugia, Acting Director, Cedefop
  • Borhene Chakroun, UNESCO
  • Carlo Scatoli, European Commission
10.00-11.00

Europa room  
Chair: Loukas Zahilas, Head of DSI, Cedefop

Plenary 1

Keynote speeches

Defining, writing and using learning outcomes – Setting the scene

The conceptual shaping of learning outcomes: dumbing down or opening up learning processes?

John Hart, Sequel IEC, UK

Learning outcomes and governance: central control or encouraging local autonomy and participation?

Jens Bjørnåvold, Cedefop

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-13.00

Europa room
Chair: Slava Pevec Grm, Cedefop

Plenary 2

How does conceptual shaping of learning outcomes affect their use in policy and practice (and vice versa)? Issues and challenges

Country cases

Discussants: Volker Rein, BIBB, Germany and  Pauline Whiteman,
National Training Agency of Trinidad and Tobago

13.00-14.00 Lunch break
 

Working group session

14:00-15:30

Rousseau Room
Chair: Slava Pevec Grm, Cedefop

Montessori room
Chair:  Anastasia Pouliou, Cedefop

WG 1

Conceptual shaping of learning outcomes and its implications for policy and practice – issues and challenges

Presentation of focus questions reflecting handbook messages

Presentation of two country approaches

Initial discussion

WG 2

Conceptual shaping of learning outcomes and its implications for policy and practice – issues and challenges

Presentation of focus questions reflecting handbook messages

Presentation of two country approaches

 Initial discussion

15.30-16.00 Coffee break
16.00-18.00

Discussion continued in small groups of three to four participants

Presentation of main findings and observations by small groups

Identification of main challenges and opportunities  by WG (summarised in five to seven key points)

Rapporteur:   Odd Bjørn Ure,  Consultur Studies & Analyses, Norway

Discussion continued in small groups of three to four participants

Presentation of main findings and observations by small groups

Identification of main challenges and opportunities  by WG (summarised in five to seven key points)

Rapporteur: James Eustace,  Education and Training Boards Ireland, Ireland

18.00-18.30 Meeting of Chairs and rapporteurs of the working groups
18.45 Departure for dinner
Friday, 22 june 2018
9:00-9.30

                                      Europa room
Chair: Anastasia Pouliou, Cedefop

Plenary 1

Findings and conclusions from working groups

9.30-10:0

Keynote speech

Learning outcomes and comparability of qualifications – Methodological issues and challenges involved

Borhene Chakroun, UNESCO

10.00-11.00

Europa room
Chair: Katerina Ananiadou, UNESCO

Plenary 2

Role of learning outcomes in promoting international cooperation, communication and networking – Observations from international experts

 Discussion

11.00-11.30

Coffee break

11.30-12.45

                                                                                   Europa room
Moderator: Jens Bjørnåvold, Cedefop

Panel discussion

Added value of learning outcomes

What is required for the actual use and potential benefit of learning outcomes in practice?

  • Aleksandar Susnjar, European Students' Union (ESU)
  • Volker Rein,  BIBB, Germany
  • Arja  Krauchenberg,  European Parents 'Association (EPA)
  • Athina  Nella,  Institute of Educational Policy (IEP), Greece
  • Faith  Nyaka, SAQA, South Africa
12.45-13.00 

Conclusions

Loukas Zahilas,  Head of department for systems and institutions, Cedefop

End of third policy learning forum