Microcredentials, as an alternative higher-ed model have been growing for a while as a means of further enhancement of flexibility of learning and contribution to the concept of life-long learning (OECD, Education Working Paper No. 216, 2020; Dirk van Damme, 2018). Many agree, that the concept has emerged in response to the skills gap and have been used for quite some time, based on initiative of some universities, but also numerous private providers. In 2020, microcredentials are one of the key priorities of the European Commission’s yearly work plan with the expectancy of the draft paper of the expert group to be developed by June 2020 followed by a consultation and discussion in autumn 2020.
EURASHE, as a voice of professional higher education, is organising a workshop to discuss the importance of microcredentials in the disruptive times, how this model of learning can shape the whole higher education system and whether professional higher education institutions are ready to accept this new model of learning.
The participants of the event are encouraged to send their questions before the meeting or raise them during the debate in the Zoom chatbox.
The webinar will take place on 20 May 2020 from 13:00 to 14:30 (CEST) on Zoom.
Speakers of the event are:
- Mr Anthony F. Camilleri, Knowledge Innovation Centre, Malta
- Mr Alastair Creelman, Linnaeus University, Sweden
- Mr Gearoid O’Suilleabhain, Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland
The discussion will be moderated by Dr. phil. Habil Ulf-Daniel Ehlers, Professor for Educational Management and Lifelong Learning, Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Karlsruhe/ Vice President, EURASHE.
PHE@HOME Info Days
PHE@Home Info Days is a part of the campaign which consists of the series of webinars on different topics, such as Future of skills, Work-based learning, Microcredentials, lessons learnt from COVID-19 and others.
The event will serve as a platform for a community discussion on the relevant issues, also it will provide an opportunity to discuss how the existing health crisis might affect the sector and what coordinated actions could be implemented in order to prevent any possible future harm. The webinars will take place in the same time framework as the postponed 30th Annual Conference but will not replace the event.
Check out the series of webinars here.