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Do national qualifications frameworks (NQFs) make a difference? Measuring and evaluating NQF impact


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Agenda

Thursday, 9 November 2017
9.00-9.30 Registration
9.30-10.00

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

Welcome                                                                           

  • James Calleja, Director, Cedefop
  • Koen Nomden, European Commission, DG Employment
10.00-11.00  

Do NQFs matter? Evidence to date

11.00-11.30

Tea/coffee break

11.30-13.00

Plenary – Europa room
Chair: Jens Bjørnåvold, Cedefop

Key note speeches
Assessing the impact of NQFs – What are the challenges and opportunities?

Discussion

13.00-14.00 Lunch
 

Europa, Montessori, Rousseau rooms

Working group sessions

Each working group session will be divided into three parts:

  • presentation of two country cases to the WG;
  • discussions in smaller groups of four to five participants;
  • identification of key messages (five to seven points) for the plenary session based on input from smaller groups.
14:00-15:30

Europa

Chair: Koen Nomden, EC

Rapporteur: Carita Blomqist,  Finnish National Agency for Education, Finland

Montessori

Chair: Anastasia Pouliou, Cedefop

Rapporteur: Carina Lindén, Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden

Rousseau

Chair: Slava Pevec  Grm, Cedefop

Rapporteur: Michael Graham, ETF

WG 1: Policy-maker perspective

Presentation of two country approaches

  • Germany: Sabine Schüller, Federal Ministry of Education and Research,  Germany
  • Estonia: Kulli All, Ministry of Education and Research, Estonia

WG 2: Policy-maker perspective

Presentation of two country approaches

  • Poland: Maciej Lasota, Ministry of National Education, Poland
  • Netherlands: Karin van der Sanden,  CINOP, Netherlands

WG 3:  Policy-maker perspective

Presentation of two country approaches

  • UK-Scotland: Julie Cavanagh, SCQF, UK-Scotland
  • Portugal: Teresa Duarte,  National Agency for Qualification and Vocational Education and Training, Portugal
 

Discussion:

NQFs for what; for whom; and under which circumstances?

Discussion:

NQFs for what; for whom; and under which circumstances?

Discussion:  

NQFs for what; for whom; and under which circumstances?

15.30-16.00 Tea/coffee break
16.00-17.30

WG 1: Research perspective

What kind of theoretical approaches and evidence are currently available to provide insights into the impact of NQFs?

  • Germany: Thomas Reglin, f-bb, Germany
  • Lithuania: Vidmantas Tutlys, Vytautas Magnus University, Institute of Education Science, Lithuania

WG 2: Research perspective

What kind of theoretical approaches and evidence are currently available to provide insights into the impact of NQFs?

  • Poland: Agata Poczmanska, Educational Research Institute, Poland
  • Netherlands: Bert-Jan Buiskool, Ockham IPS, Netherlands

WG 3: Research perspective

What kind of theoretical approaches and evidence are currently available to provide insights into the impact of NQFs?

  • UK-Scotland: Kenneth King, University of Edinburgh, UK-Scotland
  • Portugal: Alda Leonor Rocha, Education Institute of the University of Lisbon,  Portugal
 

Discussion:

What kind of evidence will we need in the next few years?

Discussion:

What kind of evidence will we need in the next few years?

Discussion:

What kind of evidence will we need in the next few years?

17.30-18.00 Meeting of Chairs and rapporteurs of the working groups
20.00-22.00 Dinner
Friday, 10 November 2017
9:30-11.00

                                      Plenary - Europa room
Chair: Jens Bjørnåvold, Cedefop

 Key findings and conclusions from working groups

  • Presentations from the working groups

Discussion

11.00-11:30 Tea/coffee break
11.30-12.30

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

What is required for NQFs to succeed and what role should impact assessment play?

Brigitte-Veronique Bouquet, CNCP, France

Emanuela Bonacci, INAPP, Italy

Thomas Mayr, UEAPME

Mirjam de Jong, ETF

Madhu Sing, UNESCO, UIL

12.30-12.45

 

Final observations and the way forward

Jens Bjørnåvold, Cedefop

12.45-13.00

Conclusions

Koen Nomden, European Commission

Mara Brugia, Deputy Director, Cedefop

End of peer learning conference