Archive for December, 2010

OECD ministers debate education for new skills

December 1, 2010

By Jane Marshall, University World News
The kinds of skills workers need are changing rapidly, and education and training systems must adapt to equip young people for different kinds of jobs, new technologies and unforeseen problems. Teachers, as the key professionals on the front line, are facing new demands and expectations. Meanwhile, countries are grappling with multiple effects of the global financial crisis.

Furthermore: the nature of skills needed for jobs is changing rapidly, with “jobs that have not yet been created, using technologies that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that cannot be foreseen”, said the OECD.

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Povl Tiedemann

November 2010

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EUA publishes new policy document on quality and quality assurance

December 1, 2010

EUA Council adopted in its meeting on 21 October, 2010 a revised policy document for EUA on quality and quality assurance in the European Higher Education Area. As the quality of higher education continues to be of high importance to the development of European universities, it was felt that EUA needed to strengthen and clarify its position in this regard.

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Povl Tiedemann

November 2010