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Key Competencies – Skills for Life 2007 Conference Programme

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Thursday 12 July

08:30

Coffee and Registration

09:00

Welcome and Introduction to the Conference

09:30

Patrick Werquin, OECD, France Key Competencies: an International Viewpoint

10:00

Wendy Jones, BBC, UK – Learning on the Licence Fee: New Approaches to Skills for Life

10:30

Coffee-break

11:00

Fabrizio Cardinali, GIUNTI Labs, Italy – Upskilling in a Flat World: Achieving Portfolio, Competency and Media Based Learning Content Personalization towards Learning 2.0

11:30

Open discussion - Defining Key Competencies for the 21st century

12:30

Lunch

13:30

Parallel Sessions


 

Policies for Key Skills Development



From Basic Skills to Key Competencies: the European Framework

Chris Van Woensel, Flemish Ministry of Education, Belgium, Member of European Commission Working Group on Key Competences


Implementing National Key Skils Policies

Ursula Howard, National Research and Development Centre for Adult Literacy and Numeracy, England



Developing key competencies for the 21st century


Embedded Teaching and Learning of Key Competencies: Can We Have Too Much of a Good Thing?

John Hamer - AlphaPlus Consultancy, England


Innovative Technologies for Scaffolding Key Competencies

Serge Ravet- EIfEL


Developing Key Competencies through Problem-based Learning

Madhumita Bhattacharya - Massey University, New Zealand


Promoting accessibility and social inclusion through key competencies

The Saltire Solution: Modernising Core Skills In Scotland
Margaret Tierney
, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Scotland


Invisible Barriers, Invisible Skills - Missed Opportunities for Inclusive Practice

Alistair McNaught, TechDis, England


University of the Second-and-a-Half Age: Literacies for the Twenty-First Century
Adam Sporka
- Centre of Education of the Liberec Region, Czech Republic


15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Parallel Sessions

Recognition and validation of key competencies


A New Measure Of Generic Competencies

Philip Wong - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Unlocking key competency recognition and validation in the workplace - the role of informal learning

Margaret Simmonds, The MRS Consultancy, England

Training Catalogue and Software Tool for the Assessment of "European Key Competencies - Fritz Birnstiel UBFUB Consulting, Germany

Developing key competencies


Developing E-Learning for Basic Skills
 Ignatz Heinz, Avallain, Switzerland

Easy2Learn - The development, Design and Use of the First Complete Skills for Life Online Delivery Platform

Bill Knight, Easy2Learn, UK and Angus Turpin, Giunti Labs, UK


Alison - A Revolutionary Model for Key Competency Training

Mike Feerick, Alison, Ireland

 

Developing key competencies

Media Literacies Workshop

led by Steve Thompson, University of Teesside, England and Mary Moss, NIACE

17:00

Close of 1st day

Friday 13 July

09:00

Introduction

09:15

Alan Clarke, NIACE, UK – ICT: Skill for Life

09:45

Expert panel discussion with delegates -  Alan Clarke, NIACE, Lilia Infelise, ARTES, Harvey Mellar, Institute of Education, Judith Swift,  UnionLearn, Chris Van Woensel, Flemish Ministry of Education

11:00

Coffee-break

11:30

Skills for Life: Employability


Skills for Work and Life

Lesley Joyce, Scottish Qualifications Authority, Scotland

The Development of Entrepreneurial Competence in Croatian Compulsory Education – the Teachers’ Perspective  Branislava Baranović and Marina Stibric - Institute for Social Research, Croatia

How can we survive without key competencies  for employment in Hong Kong?

Loretta Au, Hong Kong Educational Leadership Research Centre

Developing key competencies with ePortfolios


Boosting Collaborative Learning in Higher Education with Team ePortfolios

Tuula-Harriet Kotikoski, Jyväskylä University of Applied Sciences


Key-Pal and MOSEP: Key Skills Development for Young People

Maureen Layte, EIfEL, France

 

The TRACE Project: Towards Transparent Competencies in Europe

Karsten Oster Lindquist, University of Reading

Recognition and validation of key competencies


Formative Assessment - Assessment for Learning

Workshop led by Judith Gawn and Jay Derrick, NIACE

13:00

Lunch

14:00

Innovation and Employability – Focus on the Hospitality Sector


The Talent Tree and the Hospitality Industry: Empowering Young People

Lilia Infelise and William Sinclair, ARTES, Italy

Developing Key competences for the Hospitality industry through Flexible Learning - Philip Bonanno, University of Malta

Recognition and Validation of Key Competencies


Signalling Success: Paper –free Aproaches to Recognising and Recording Progress and Achievement


Workshop led by Alastair Clark, NIACE, UK


15:30

Conclusions and next steps

16:00

Closing coffee and cocktail


Please note, the organisers reserve the right to change the programme.

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