Enhancing Work-based Learning and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

Enhancing Work-based Learning and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education

EURASHE together with the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA), the University Industry Innovation Network (UIIN), and University of Groningen is organizing the WEXHE project consultative workshop on Work-Based Learning and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education on 9 October, in Brussels, Belgium.

The event is free of charge but the places are limited.

Due to the high interest, registration for this event is closed.

Please find the presentations of the event here.

Wednesday 9 October 2019 | EURASHE, Ravensteingalerij 27/3, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
09:00-9:30

Registration

09:30-11:10

Welcome

Introduction of the project outcomes. Robert Wagenaar, University of Groningen

Key contributions of WBL (with reference to other projects):

  • Role of Placements and Traineeships: the concept of linking learning with practice. Speaker – Michal Karpišek
  • Quality assurance aspects of WBL. Speaker – Anaïs Gourdin, ENQA
  • Entrepreneurship capacity development. Speaker – Thomas Baaken, FH Munster University of Applied Sciences
11:10-11:30

Coffee break

11:30-12:15

World café sessions 

WBL Concept & Policy development
Quality Assurance of WBL

Entrepreneurship: a WBL mode or learning

  • Stakeholder involvement in WBL
  • WBL terminology and suggestions to unification
  • Discussion on Charter of WBL

Moderator: Michal Karpišek, EURASHE

  • Exchange of the experience of good practice
  • WBL quality indicators
  • Recommendations for WBL QA implementation

Moderator: Alicia-Leonor Sauli Miklavčič, Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges/EURASHE

  • Role of HE staff
  • Involvement of established entrepreneurship
  • Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

Moderator: Robert Wagenar, University of Groningen

12:15-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-13:45 World café sessions 
WBL Concept & Policy development Quality Assurance of WBL

Entrepreneurship: a WBL mode of learning

Moderator: Michal Karpišek, EURASHE

Moderator: Alicia-Leonor Sauli Miklavčič, Association of Slovene Higher Vocational Colleges/EURASHE

Moderator: Robert Wagenar, University of Groningen

13:45-14:00 Coffee break
14.00-14.20 Reports from the groups – All Moderators

14:20-14:50

Discussion and takeaways

Participants: Robert Wagenaar, Anaïs Gourdin, Michal Karpišek, Alicia-Leonor Sauli Miklavčič, Thomas Baaken

15:00 End of the workshop

Objectives and overall structure of the workshop

The recent development within higher education has strengthened voices calling for equipping graduates with competences and skills relevant for their civic, personal and professional life which would allow their smooth transition into professional life, yet also set a solid basis for further learning, initiative and flexibility within their career. It has been shown that such competence development is the most successful in changing realistic professional situations. Various approaches providing practical experience have emerged within the work-based learning concept and over the years have been introduced throughout higher education. Still, there are various questions and concerns on how to address and support active, flexible learning beyond the university site while meeting the learning objectives, assuring necessary quality and respect values and principles of higher education.

The objective of the workshop is to share and discuss key issues related to further development and support of work-based learning and development of entrepreneurial competences within higher education – the concept, role of various stakeholders, key principles, role of leaders, active role of students and world of work. European partners representing higher education institutions, quality assurance agencies, experts in university-business cooperation joint forces to provide a solid basis for sharing views, yet also setting directions for further policy development. It aims to bring together policymakers, representatives of higher education institutions, quality assurance agencies, the world of work, students.

The event is organized within the WEXHE project, yet it will benefit from a synergy with other projects on work-based learning and its quality (ApprenticeshipQ, ApprenticeTrack, SAPS, SPRINT) within which EURASHE as representation of professionally oriented higher education mapped various aspects of work-based learning, the discussions within European Network for Quality Assurance in Higher Education as well as a vast expertise of University Industry Innovation Network and UAS Munster from the filed of university-business cooperation.

University of Groningen, EURASHE and ENQA will explain important aspects regarding the relevance of placements and traineeships for HE institutions and employers and UAS Munster and UIIN will take care of the entrepreneurship as an important mode of learning as preparation for the labour market.

  • Thomas Baaken- Prof. Dr. Thomas Baaken holds a position as Professor in Technology-, Innovation- and B2B-Marketing at the Münster University of Applied Sciences (www.fh-muenster.de). He founded the “Science-to-Business Marketing Research Centre”, which... Read more
  • Anaïs Gourdin- Anaïs Gourdin is the Project Manager of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA) since July 2018. Anaïs has joined ENQA in 2012, first as a trainee... Read more
  • Michal Karpíšek, Secretary-General of EURASHE- Michal Karpíšek is the Secretary-General of EURASHE, starting 1 June 2016. He has been Executive Officer of the Czech Association of Schools of Professional Higher Education (CASPHE) since 1994. He... Read more
  • Robert Wagenaar- Robert Wagenaar is Director of the International Tuning Academy of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Until recently he was director of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies at the Faculty of... Read more
  • The event is free of charge.

    Venue of the event

    EURASHE
    Ravensteingalerij 27/3
    1000 Brussels
    Belgium 

    How to get there

    Metro and bus stop: Gare Central/Centraal Station