Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Globalizing Education in the 21st Century: The Bologna Reform and Beyond

The Globalizing Education in the 21st Century: The Bologna Reform and Beyond conference was held on October 18-20. The conference was initiated by the division of Global Studies in Education in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership in the College of Education.

The opening keynote address was delivered by Dr. António Nóvoa, Professor Catedrático, Universidade de Lisboa. Dr. Nóvoa's lecture, entitled "Rethinking the Power of Universities in the World", discusses six important dimensions of the Bologna reform. View the video below or by clicking here:



Friday morning's keynote session featured Dr. Laura Engel, Assistant Professor of International Education and International Affairs, George Washington University. Dr. Engel delivered a lecture entitled "Europe's Quest for Quality: Hard Measures and Transnational Education Policy Steering". Dr. Engel spoke about the European Union's use of soft power and hard measures to create comparability, compatibility, and coordination in the standards of quality education. View the video below or by clicking here:




Dr. Fazal Rizvi, Professor of Global Studies in Education, Melbourne Graduate School of Education and Emeritus Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, delivered Friday evening's keynote session. Dr. Rizvi discussed the global significance of the Bologna reform on employability and competitiveness and how these changes have been understood in Asia and around the world. View the video below or by clicking here:



For more information on the Globalizing Education in the 21st Century: The Bologna Reform and Beyond conference, visit the conference webpage.

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