INTERESTING ARTICLES ON THE THEME
IS New skills & new techniques - http://www.olafurandri.com/
Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity: see youtube below
The Lisbon Council: The right mix of skills matters, not qualifications
The Lisbon Council organised its 2012 Innovation Summit on the theme ‘Start-Up Europe: Unleashing the Power of Innovation, Youth and Technology’. The conclusion of the meeting was that an innovative way of thinking can lead to ample opportunities for young people to be successful in the labour market, provided they have the right mix of skills and that society at large pays attention to their capabilities.
The Lisbon Council: Skills and Human Capital
Human capital and education are at the centre of a knowledge economy. More than ever, our level of education and skills will determine future social cohesion, prosperity and sustainability. Europe was once a beacon of educational performance, and a model for other countries to follow, but much has happened in recent decades to undermine Europe’s education record. Too few resources are spent, too little self-responsibility is given to our schools and universities, and too little attention is being paid to other regions that are rapidly advancing their own education systems. Against this backdrop, the Lisbon Council deems it of utmost importance to strengthen and broaden the debate surrounding European educational systems.
More interesting articles
- Danes keen on learning throughout life.docx (Microsoft Word 16 K)
- DK Innovation strategy.pdf (Acrobat PDF 47 K)
- DK Strategy_lifelong_learning.pdf (Acrobat PDF 123 K)
- skills for the 21st century; implications for education (summary).pdf (Acrobat PDF 62 K)
Keeping on Track
The Icelandic LLP National Agency has been active in cooperation with other NAs regarding dissemination and valorisation of project results. Under the Lifelong learning programme the NA led a Key Activity 4 project – “Keeping on Track” in cooperation with 11 other NAs - that ended in the fall of 2009. The ‘New Skills Network’has drawn on the work carried out by the Keeping on Track project and thus the experience gained there has been relevant.
- Here is the link to the results of the Keeping on Track project. http://keepingontrack.net/