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Cedefop Newsletter no. 9 – February 2011

 

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  Fostering innovation, creating jobs:  agencies showcase their work at the European Parliament 

Fostering innovation, creating jobs: agencies showcase their work at the European Parliament

What is it that the decentralised EU agencies do, and how does their work affect citizens’ lives? An exhibition at the European Parliament explored some of the issues they work on. One of the themes was innovation for employment. Cedefop was there to discuss how vocational education and training can contribute.
 
 
 

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An inclusive view to curriculum change: a workshop discusses innovation and reform

An inclusive view to curriculum change: a workshop discusses innovation and reform

Learning outcomes-based curricula are meant to be holistic, flexible, motivating and inclusive both for teachers and learners. But if they are to be successful, teachers must be properly trained, leaning environments must be properly designed and learning outcomes must be carefully defined and assessed. Nor should reforms focus too much on outcomes: learning inputs and pedagogical processes should not be neglected when developing VET curricula. These were among the topics discussed at a recent Cedefop workshop.
 
 
Labour-market polarisation and elementary occupations in Europe – Blip or long-term trend?

Labour-market polarisation and elementary occupations in Europe – Blip or long-term trend?

Βetween 1998 and 2008, occupational polarisation emerged for the first time in Europe not only in terms of low- and high-paid jobs: labour demand rose for both high-skilled and elementary jobs.
 
 
Employment-related mobility and migration, and vocational education and training

Employment-related mobility and migration, and vocational education and training

In the European labour market, worker mobility can help address regional imbalances Yet migrant workers often face difficulties in negotiating the labour market at their destination.
 
 
A common language for quality – Cedefop’s new glossary of terms on quality in education and training

A common language for quality – Cedefop’s new glossary of terms on quality in education and training

The rising demand for education and training has led to a great expansion in the provision of education services. But this expansion raises concerns about quality. Do we understand what knowledge or skills a training programme offers? How can we judge whether a course of study is effective? Do we share a common language on these issues, and are we sure we correctly understand the terms employed?
 
 
Study visits: New catalogue and call for applications

Study visits: New catalogue and call for applications

Would you like to explore education and training issues with your peers in other European countries? Are you interested in expanding your professional network? Do you wish to learn more about education and training policy and practice across Europe? Then perhaps it’s time to participate in the EU’s Study Visits Programme.
 
 
 

VETAlert – February 2011 – Focus on green skills and jobs

 
 
 
The Internet and emerging opportunities for learning

The Internet and emerging opportunities for learning

The Internet is widely, and increasingly, consulted for self-directed learning, and for offers in education and training. But participation in online courses is still not common, and only rising slowly.
 
 

News from the Member States

Items submitted by ReferNet, Cedefop’s European network for VET

 

EU Policy

 

Commission launches action plan to reduce early school leaving

 
 
 

Policies to Support Youth – Thematic Review 2010 by the Employment Committee

 
 
 

Towards a greener labour market

The employment dimension of tackling climate change
 
 

Commission Staff Working Document on the functioning and potential of European Sectoral Social Dialogue

 
 
 

ECVET Magazine No 3 - January 2011

 
 
 

Commission Regulation (EU) No 88/2011 of 2 February 2011 on the production and development of statistics on education and lifelong learning

 
 
 

Agenda

 

Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council

 

  14/02/2011 to 14/02/2011     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

Building on the skills forecasts: comparing methods and applications

 

  17/02/2011 to 18/02/2011     Cedefop, Thessaloniki, Greece
 
 

Human Capital in Regions and Cities: Drivers for Sustainable Growth and Jobs

 

  28/02/2011 to 28/02/2011     Brussels, Belgium
 
 

European TalentDay

 

  25/03/2011 to 25/03/2011     Budapest, Hungary
 
 

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