eminent 2014 Assessing key competences: shifting paradigms
#EMINENT2014 - Experts Meeting in Education Networking is an annual event organised by European Schoolnet. The 2014 edition "Assessing key competences: shifting paradigms" took place on 13-14 November 2014, in Zurich, Swizerland.
Policy experimentation has been at the heart of European Schoolnet’s work since its early days. At EMINENT 2014, we dedicated part of the programme to innovative education policy and presented to Ministries of Education, industry partners and other stakeholders involved in education the latest results from innovative projects such as iTEC, inGenious, Creative Classrooms Lab, eSkills for jobs 2014, Living Schools Lab and the eSafety label.
Besides innovation in education, we also explored the notion of assessment and the current issues around this topic, such as those highlighted in the European Commission’s communication on “Opening Up Education”, which underlines the need to “explore and test, in cooperation with stakeholders and Member States, digital competence frameworks and self-assessment tools for learners, teachers and organisations”.
This conference aimed at providing the participants with the following objectives:
13 November 2014
Welcome session: Key note by Barry O'Sullivan, Senior Advisor for English Language Assessment, British Council
First plenary round table: trends and challenges in assessment.
Roger Blamire, Senior Advisor, European Schoolnet
Janet Looney, Director, European Institute for Education and Social Policy/EIESP
Round table: learning analytics and education, Chair: Peter Karlberg
Mobile learning, assessment and inclusion:
Roger Blamire Senior Advisor, European Schoolnet
Leo Hojsholt-Poulsen Danish National Agency for IT and Learning
Patrizia Lotti and Silvia Panzavolta Italian National Institute for Documentarion, Innovation and Educational Research (INDIRE)
14 November 2014
Round table on policy experimentation across Europe.
Chair: Patricia Wastiau, Principal Advisor for Research and Development, European Schoolnet
Anja Balanskat, Senior Manager, European Schoolnet
Jan de Craemer, Coordinator of ICT in Education and Media Literacy Policy, Flemish Ministry of Education & Training
Closing session: System-wide and whole school change - building on iTEC and Living Schools Lab projects.
Will Ellis, Project Manager, iTEC
Dorothy Cassells, Project manager, Living Schools Lab