Sunday, November 2, 2014

Where is EU Bologna headed?

Reports are that Bologna will have to find more ways to harmonize learning and research throughout the EU or lose ground to other higher education providers in the U.S.A. and the BRIC countries. "Harmonize to compete" wasn't the only significant message. The report also indicated that the challenge after harmonization will be promoting transferable skills that graduates acquire through "more practical learning tasks such as group assignments and work placements." Student affairs educators should seize the opportunity of offering their expertise in experience-based learning pedagogies that are known to be more effective in fostering next generation innovation society attributes.