EURASHE organised a Round Table on the Permeability between Vocational Education and Training (VET) and Higher Education (HE) in Glasgow (United Kingdom) on 12-13 November 2015. It is organised by EURASHE, and West of Scotland Colleges’ Partnership (WoSCoP). Underneath are further information on:
(Photograph: CC by by Guiseppe Milo)
Day 1 – Thursday 12 November 2015
13.30 – Welcome coffee
14.00 – Welcome speech
Dugald Craig, Acting Chief Executive of WoSCoP
Johan Cloet, Secretary General, EURASHE
14.20 – Introductory presentation
Background information, objectives of the round table
Johanna Baeyens, Senior Expert, EURASHE
14.50 – First round
Inventory of ideas, concerns, experiences and views of the experts-participants
16.00 – Coffee break
16.15 – First discussion
What’s the mission behind this need for permeability?
Global trends and European educational context
Level 5 of EQF a two-stream-land with a lot of possibilities for permeability?
Day 2 – Friday 13 November 2015
9.00 – The quality system discussion
What are the prerequisites for permeability?
How much permeability do we want?
Which could be the intended and collateral effects of increased permeability?
10.15 – The tooling discussion
Discussion on the tools that are necessary in order to achieve permeability between HE and VET
Improving access to higher education
Recognising/validation individual learning experiences
Credit transfer and qualification frameworks
HE and VET and their QA processes
WBL, distance learning, work based learning, ..
11.30 – Coffee break
11.45 – Closing session and Final conclusions
Input for draft position statement on permeability between HE and VET