Fit for Purpose? Developing Students' Experiences, Traits, and Work-based Skills
Gain insight into the need for transferable skills, qualifications and collaboration in competitive job markets - and the ways in which curriculums and programmes are adapting based on societal and economic needs.
Professor, University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Mariana Mocanu, full professor, with habilitation, was head of the Computer Science Department between 2016 – 2020. Currently she is the president of the QA Commission of the University Senate, member of the Faculty Council. She is in charge with the"e-Governance" master study programm and participates in the development of the ERASMUS Knowledge Alliance project - IT in Aviation. She was member of the national team that developed, implemented and self-assessed the National Qalification Framework and coordinated the team that developed the National Register for Qualifications in Higher Education. She participated in several national and european projects related to quality assurance in HE. She participated in several activities concerning the development of digital society, like: coordinator of the team that published the report “Industrie 4.0 in Rumänien. Einblicke und Ausblicke”, published in “Abhandlungen der Leibnitz-Sozietät der Wissenschaften, Band 54 – Industrie 4.0 zwischen Idee und Realität; participation at the Annual conference of the International Network on Cultural Diversity and New Media at the University of Potsdam, 2019. She also coordinates World University Service – Romanian Committe, an NGO that promotes the human right to education.
Educational Advisor, Acceleration plan Educational innovation with ICT, Netherlands
I graduated from the University of Twente in 2015 as an educationalist, since then i have worked at Saxion University of Applied Sciences at different positions (researcher, ICT coach, advisor, educationalist). For 2 years now we are working on a Dutch National project (Accelaration plan Educational Innovation with ICT) to bridge the gap between education and the workplace, to invest in futureproof digital skills and to educate the human capital that is needed tomorrow (zone Human Capital). https://versnellingsplan.nl/english/zones/human-capital/
Senior Advisor digital transformation atingi learning platform, GIZ, Germany
Dr. Dominic Orr is adjunct professor for educational management at the University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia and part of the leadership team at GIZ for the BMZ-funded digital learning platform called atingi, which has over 400 thousand registered users. He follows and shapes educational reform through his work. In 2020 a publication he co-authored on the future of higher education in 2030 was published by Springer. He has worked as an external consultant for the EU, the OECD, UNESCO and the World Bank.
Innovating Along the Learning to Earning journey - How to Empower the Next Generation, Dominic Orr
Have you heard about the 60 year curriculum? This sounds like a typical way for the educational system to think about the future. However, the concept invites us to rethink learning and how it is embedded into our societies. This presentation will consider how we might create ecosystems, which link together digital learning platforms, recognition of peoples skills and ambitions, and requirements on the job market to create dynamic learning pathways for all.
- Introduction to new concepts of lifelong learning
- Reference to personal experience of the speaker on building a large-scale platform for international development work
- Invitation to reflect on your own work in empowering future youth
Educating for the Digital Transformation, Lonneke Brands
Because of digitalisation societies are changing rapidly. In the same pace the needs, expectations and demands from employers are changing.
We have been asking employers and education the question: what is needed to train students and professionals to be digitally equipped professionals that are equipped for changing occupations - and that can contribute to social and economic issues?
In a Dutch National project we are working on solutions that help institutions to educate for the digital transformation.
You will learn how to:
- Invest in future-proof digital skills for your students by the use of the Digital Competency Indicator.
- Work in close collaboration with companies to make sure your students have the needed digital skills
Engineering Master Studies Between Teaching Challenges and Society 4.0 Realities, Mariana Mocanu
Education in the current period is influenced by a multitude of social, ethical, economic, geopolitical and technological factors. Researchers consider that the contemporary social order is dominated by digital technology. However, there are voices that claim that the twenty-first century can be defined as post-digital, dominated by a new phase of biological research aimed at defining and synthesizing life, based on the interrelationhips between humans and (digital) technologies.
This presentation focuses on the analysis of the ability and readiness of engineering master study programs in Romania to adapt to the requirements of the society in which we live.
‐ An overview of engineering studies in Romania, with it’s strenghts and example of competence-oriented curriculum development
‐ Identifying the risks in carrying out interdisciplinary / multi-national study programs
‐ From the ideal study program to the feasible one
- What can we give up, what can we adapt