"This glossary defines a selection of 100 terms used in the field of education and training policy in Europe. It is intended for researchers and practitioners and more generally for all those involved in education and training policy. It does not represent an exhaustive inventory of the terminology used by specialists; rather it identifies key terms that are essential for an understanding of current education and training policy in Europe.
This glossary was prepared in cooperation with the European Training Foundation (ETF), the European Commission (DG Education and Culture) and Eurydice (The information network on education in Europe). It takes into consideration a series of recent policy developments, mainly: – the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF); – the European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET).
It is in six languages, namely (English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish)."
"Eurypedia is a new Eurydice product that aims at presenting the most comprehensive and accurate picture of education systems and reforms in Europe. The site covers 38 European education systems within the 33 countries participating in the EU's Lifelong Learning Programme (all 27 EU Member States as well as Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey). By choosing a country from the interactive map, you will gain access to specific national education system information, either in English or in the language of the country. The information is provided by the ..."
"Digital learning and recent trends in Open Educational Resources (OER) are enabling fundamental changes in the education world, expanding the educational offer beyond its traditional formats and borders. New ways of learning, characterised by personalisation, engagement, use of digital media, collaboration, bottom-up practices and where the learner or teacher is a creator of learning content are emerging, facilitated by the exponential growth in OER available via the internet. Europe should exploit the potential of OER much more than is currently the case. This requires good computer skills, but some Member States are still lagging behind as seen in the Education and Training Monitor 2012, with 9 Member States with over 50% of 16-74 year olds with no or low computer skills. While the use of ICT in education and training has been high on the policy agenda, critical elements are not in place to enable digital learning and OER to be mainstreamed across all education and training sectors. A coherent strategy at EU level could address the scope, size and complexity of the challenges in support of actions of the Member States and the entire chain of stakeholders."
The 2011 edition of Education at a Glance: OECD provides a broad array of comparable indicators on education systems and represents the consensus of professional thinking on how to measure the current ... Via George Sieman's ElearnSpace