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Education in a changing world : flexibility, skills, and employability

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New technologies, globalization, the information revolution, and labor market changes have affected the world economy on an unprecedented scale. As a consequence, the demand for a skilled workforce has increased, world trade and migration have intensified, and the divide between the haves and have nots has vastly widened.
This paper puts education under the lens of the changing demands of technology, the labor market, demography, and migration. It identifies the weaknesses in current education systems, such as restricted access, skills mismatches, and weak school-to-work linkages. It calls for making education systems more flexible and responsive to change so that they maximize human resources, equip people with updated skills, and prepare youth for the world of work.
http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2012/05/23/000356161_20120523022400/Rendered/PDF/691040WP00PUBL0ability0WEB050110120.pdf

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Peter Haydon Druery's curator insight, December 13, 2013 10:04 PM

This World Bank paper puts education under the microscope of the changing demands of technology, labor markets, demography, and migration. It identifies the weaknesses in current education systems. Very interesting!

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The CVA May 2016 Newsletter is now online

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Are MOOCs Key To Ensuring Your Skills Remain Valuable? 

Are MOOCs Key To Ensuring Your Skills Remain Valuable?  | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
An exploration of how MOOCs can revolutionize how we learn and develop our professionals skills at work.

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Using MOOCs to refresh knowledge ... A quite interesting perspective ...
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Are You Putting Learning Content in the Cloud?

Are You Putting Learning Content in the Cloud? | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
If not, think about it. Expectations are changing rapidly. Learning delivery methods like the cloud can help meet learner and organizational demands fast.
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Universities to use Moocs to offer students credits towards degrees for the first time

Universities to use Moocs to offer students credits towards degrees for the first time | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Two major universities are set to allow students to earn course credits which will go towards their final degree through massive open online courses (Moocs) for the very first time in the UK.

The move, announced by online learning platform FutureLearn, will see the Open University (OU) and the University of Leeds allow students the opportunity to study for part of a degree or MBA course before progressing further.

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The door should never be closed for that kind of initiative
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The Global Targeting of
Education and Skill:
Policy History
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After countless meetings, debates and advocacy, there is now a final version of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including the SDG 4 on Education, that was confirmed at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on the 25th September 2015. Global target setting is still a relatively young art, and there is much to be learnt from its short history about the ownership of the process, the roles of developed and developing economies, and the actual status of global targets over against national and regional plans. The policy history of global goals and targets is arguably inseparable from that of global and regional education commissions, and from universal declarations and conventions. But the very process of targetisation elevates targets over text. Equally, the requirement to ‘go global’ and to be ‘universal’ raises the bar much beyond what is feasible for many developing countries. The Education SDG 4 is just a small part of a much larger UN development ambition. It may be essential, therefore, to be aware of what is also being proposed for education in the SDGs relating to decent work, health, and climate change, not to mention the proposed financing of the SDG aspirations and the plans for their compliance and governance.
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USA; The value of role models and superheroes in STEM

USA; The value of role models and superheroes in STEM | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
According to the Department of Education, the United States is ranked 29th in math and 22nd in science performance among industrialized nations, and only 16 percent of American high school seniors are proficient in math and interested in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers. Despite spending more per capita on education per student than any other country and a world-renowned university system, few students in America are inspired from a young age to pursue these critical fields, a trend that some are hoping to reverse.
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The CVA April 2016 Newsletter is now online

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The G20 skills strategy for developing and using skills for the 21 century

The G20 skills strategy for developing and using skills for the 21 century | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
This paper explains why a comprehensive skills strategy is needed and offers a comprehensive and integrated framework to assess and identify where policy action is needed to improve skill systems.



The framework put forward in this paper builds on the OECD Skills Strategy (2012) as well as the G20 Training Strategy (2010) and the conceptual framework underlying the World Indicators of Skills for Employment (WISE) database which was developed for the G20 Development Working Group. Building on these initiatives, the policy framework to develop and use skills better is designed around three main areas: i) Building skills for work and life; ii) encouraging firms to invest in skills; and iii) ensuring that skills are fully used (through better activation and matching of skills). Policies in these three areas are instrumental for achieving better economic and social outcomes. In addition, broader labour market settings that enable and provide the right incentives for skill acquisition, higher skill requirements and better skills use are also essential.

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10 Critical Skills You’ll Need to Succeed at Work in 2020 — Life Learning

10 Critical Skills You'll Need to Succeed at Work in 2020 - Life Learning - Medium
Which skills will be most in demand in the coming years? This infographic shows you how to set yourself up for success.
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Free online course. Hospitality Management Course in Customer Service, Food Preparation and English-Language Skills

Free online course. Hospitality Management Course in Customer Service, Food Preparation and English-Language Skills | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Learn the key principles and concepts about hospitality, and English language skills for working in hospitality.
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Australia will have to face the consequences of its education gap

Australia will have to face the consequences of its education gap | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
As the ups and downs of the mining boom stole the headlines Australia was experiencing a less celebrated economic transformation: a know-how boom.

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The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education

The Future of the University: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it

This essay proposes five models of innovation in higher education that expand our "Ideas of the University," envisioning educational start-ups in the spirit of entrepreneurial experimentation.


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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 1, 11:57 AM

This is pretty interesting. I like the Polymath University because it reinforces the push towards cross-curricular or transcurricular learning in K-12 schools. As a liberal arts major, I also like the Neo-Liberal Arts College as it's pushing some current liberal arts programs to think more globally and more significantly across disciplines.

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Transnational Education (TNE) professional development program

Transnational Education (TNE) professional development program | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it

The Learning Without Borders (LWB) professional development website contains key resources and leadership development material for staff involved in transnational education (TNE) activities in higher education.

The site may be used to support or augment academic staff development programs, by individuals working through modules either independently or at the direction of others, or to be used whenever information is required by TNE leaders in their work. Suggested instructions about how to use specific resources have been included where relevant.


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I designed this website when I worked at Curtin UnIversity!
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Canada/Ontario. Building the Workforce of Tomorrow: A Shared Responsibility

Canada/Ontario. Building the Workforce of Tomorrow: A Shared Responsibility | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Building the Workforce of Tomorrow: A Shared Responsibility makes recommendations on how the province can build on its world-class skills, education and training systems to prepare Ontario's current and future workforce for the technology- and knowledge-based jobs of today and tomorrow.
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Developmental TVET Rhetoric In-Action: The White Paper for Post-School Education and Training in South Africa

Developmental TVET Rhetoric In-Action: The White Paper for Post-School Education and Training in South Africa | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Developmental TVET Rhetoric In-Action: The White Paper for Post-School Education and Training in South Africa
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Skill Vocational Education for Marginalized Girls

Empowering Underprivileged Girls through Skill Development Education Programme Supported by RSKS,India & Globalgiving UK !
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Empty title Understanding Barriers to Accessing Skills Development and Employment for Youth in Argentina and South Africa: Synthesis Report

The study makes a contribution to the growing body of research on youth unemployment and access to skills development in both the academic and policy development literature. Policymakers in both countries will find the report to be a useful resource for policy development and analysis which will inform future planning within the broad arena of youth development. The study is a significant contribution to the literature on international cooperation from a ‘South–South– North’ perspective, bringing together insights that were submitted to a cross-fertilization process in which national, regional and international perspectives were called upon. T
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Preventing Violent Extremism: What Role for Education and Training?

Preventing Violent Extremism: What Role for Education and Training? | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Inclusive, comprehensive, context-specific and demand-oriented education and training as a driver to reduce inequalities and to improve the socio-economic environment of the youth could therefore be seen as an efficient tool to prevent extremism. One conclusion that can be drawn from this workshop is that a VSD approach to training seems more likely to channel PVE relevant elements than a more commonly used VET approach focusing on technical skills. Unfortunately the precise causal links between all the variables at stake are still based on assumptions, and more research is needed if we want to validate them and inform programmes and policies.
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Credentials Reform: How Technology and the Changing Needs of the Workforce Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future

Credentials Reform: How Technology and the Changing Needs of the Workforce Will Create the Higher Education System of the Future | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
The shift in postsecondary credentialing and the needs of the 21st-century workforce will revolutionize higher education. Colleges and universities have vast potential to be positive agents of this change.
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Why education doesn't bring women equal pay: Gender barriers in work and politics need policy action

Why education doesn't bring women equal pay: Gender barriers in work and politics need policy action | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Women are closing the education gap with men, but a global study of gender equality using two decades of data form more than 150 countries shows these advances are failing to bring equal access to quality jobs and government representation.
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MOOC, COOC, SPOC: What’s the Difference?

MOOC, COOC, SPOC: What’s the Difference? | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Here are some of the stories and education news from across the business people who have shown particular interest in Elearning.
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Free online course. Diploma in Tourism Studies

Free online course. Diploma in Tourism Studies | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it

Describes the formation of the tourist industry as well as outlining its sectors and employment opportunities. Explains the needs of both business and pleasure travellers; How tourism businesses/destinations can market themselves effectively; How the travel industry packages and sells tourism products through retail and online channels.

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The CVA March 2016 Newsletter is now online

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Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student loans. Watch student-loan debt grow $2,726 every second

Americans owe $1.2 trillion in student loans. Watch student-loan debt grow $2,726 every second | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
It’s not uncommon to hear that the growth in student loan debt is like a time bomb threatening to blow up the U.S. economy. Now, you can watch it tick.
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Not just college: Technical education as a pathway to the middle class

Not just college: Technical education as a pathway to the middle class | Vocational education and training - VET | Scoop.it
Few economically disadvantaged students are likely to pursue, and graduate from, four-year colleges. To help them reach the middle class, we need more career and technical education, says Michael Petrilli.
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