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June, 2018 Part 2


June, 2018 Part 2

Highlights from EDEN Members and Partners

Calls for participants in Leadership Research Studies from EDEN Strategic Partner in Australia, ASCILITE

Emotionally Intelligent Higher Education Leaders? Have Your Say

You are invited to participate in a global research study – Preparing, Assessing & Developing Higher Education Leaders (PADHEL), which is looking at the emotional intelligence leadership capabilities that higher education leaders need to have or should develop to be effective in their leadership roles. Participants are required to complete an anonymous online survey that should take no more than 8-10 minutes. Details about this study including the aims, objectives and anticipated outcomes are available here. You are kindly invited to complete the survey here.

Leading Millennials Global Study

Are you a Millennial or do you know someone who is a Millennial (born 1978-1998)? Millennial feedback on what leadership strategies and practices are preferential in current work environments is currently being sought through an online survey. Fill out the completely anonymous survey here.


Education, Youth, Culture and Sports Council (EYCS) adopts new vision for European Education Area

The Council adopted a recommendation on promoting common values, inclusive education, and the European dimension of teaching, as well as Conclusions on moving towards a European Education Area. The Council also adopted a revised Recommendation on key competences for lifelong learning, the aim of which is to update the current recommendation from 2006 and to take into account changes that occurred this last decade such as digitisation and constantly evolving labour markets. Read EYSC May meeting results here.


Guidebook to EU decision-making updated!

All you need to understand the decision-making process in the European Union on the topic of Education and Training is right here, updated to June 2018! The LLLPlatform has updated its iconic guidebook to match 2018 developments and to empower educators and learners over Europe to have their say in their future.


A report by the UOC analyses 855 articles on e-learning published worldwide during 2017

Learning via mobile devices, e-assessments, MOOCs and virtual reality are, in this order, the four most published e-learning topics in 2017. This is the conclusion of the E-Learning Research Report 2017 by the UOC’s eLearn Center, the online research, innovation and learning centre which analysed the 855 pieces of scientific research published on this subject area during this period that had the greatest impact. The full report is available here.


Teaching & Learning in the Digital Age: a new understanding of quality

"All agree – especially students – quality is critical in determining not only the value of a degree, diploma, certificate, or learning experience, but also in determining the long-term viability of a program, course or institution. Quality matters. But how we define quality can be both a standard barrier for accountability and an inhibitor for innovation and change." Read more...


Erasmus post-2020 proposal: new policy goals need even more investment

On 30 May the European Commission released its proposal for the 2021-2027 Erasmus programme. The European University Association (EUA) welcomes the draft as a solid basis for discussion on the programme’s future, including the much-needed budget increase. The Association finds, however, that policy makers should further reflect on how much it will cost to reach the objectives set out at the 2017 Gothenburg Social Summit and in the related Commission Communication on the creation of a European Education Area by 2025. Given the EU’s ambition for a more social Europe, EUA believes that the proposal requires a more explicit stance on social inclusion and equity. Read more...


Publications and Events

Call for Papers and Contributions: ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit 2019

In this Call for papers and Call for contributions, we invite scholars doing research on lifelong learning and related topics. We also invite professionals end experts representing the educational sector, work life sector and governments to share their experiences, knowledge and best practices within lifelong learning. More information about the call for papers and contributions can be found here.


EAEA - Put the '+' back in Erasmus!

In 2017, the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) published a statement that urged policy-makers to put the ‘Plus’ into Erasmus+ and strengthen adult education within the programme. One year later, there is no trace of the ‘Plus’ as it has disappeared completely from the name of the future programme. While the proposal for the future Erasmus programme still includes educational sectors beyond higher education such as adult education, we believe that renaming Erasmus+ back to Erasmus might send a signal to all stakeholders that the programme will resume its focus on mobility of students in higher education. Read here the full reaction.


Research & innovation: Horizon 2020 will become #HorizonEurope

The EU Commission has announced the proposal for a new Horizon 2020. The new programme, called Horizon Europe, will see an increase in funding for research and innovation of about 50% for a total 100€ bln. Very ambitious targets and budget. In the new programme we would like to see better links between education and research, as well as an increased funding for humanities. Also, little is foreseen for grassroots level or civil society: we believe innovation can blossom in the least expected places and will keep on stressing this in our next actions. Read here the full proposal.


UK is ready to pay to stay in EU’s research programmes

The United Kingdom's Prime Minister, Theresa May, said she is seeking full continued participation in the European Union’s next research and innovation programmes post Brexit, which the UK would willingly pay for. In a speech on science and modern industrial strategy, she said she wanted the UK to have a “deep science partnership with the European Union, because this is in the interests of scientists and industry right across Europe”. Read the article by Brendan O'Malley.


The university grade inflation debate is going global

"From Ireland to India, rising grades at universities and colleges continue to grab media headlines. No longer confined to a few countries, the grade inflation debate has gone global. This typically leads to allegations of falling standards and that qualifications are being devalued." An article by Andrew Gunn and Priya Kapade.


Bologna With Student Eyes 2018

The publication is a reality-check of what has been agreed upon by national governments within the Bologna Process and what the actual situation is for students. The data for this edition was collected by surveying ESU’s national unions of students in the following areas: student participation in governance, social dimension, quality assurance, recognition, mobility and internationalisation, structural reforms, student-centred learning and financing of higher education. The questionnaire also included general questions about the Bologna Process and its future. In total, over 43 national unions of students from 38 countries responded to the questionnaire, from Norway to Malta and Ireland to Armenia.


Woolf University: the Airbnb of higher education or a sheep in wolf’s clothing?

"You are going to hear a lot about Woolf University over the next year or so and possibly much longer. This is in some ways a highly innovative proposal for a new type of university, but in other ways, it is a terribly conservative proposal, an extension of the Platonic dialogue to modern times. It could only have come from Oxford University academics, with its mix of blue sky dreaming, the latest technological buzz, and regression to cloistered academe." An article by Tony Bates.


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