Arqus participates in the Roundtable discussion on micro-credentials with the Commissioner Mariya Gabriel
|07 Feb 2022
|07 Feb 2022
Today, 7th February, from 10 to 11:30 (Brussels time), the rectors/presidents of 21 European University Alliances will meet online to discuss the topic of micro-credentials in a Roundtable organised by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Education and Culture (DG EAC) and that will count with the participation of the Commissioner Mariya Gabriel.
The rector of the Université Lyon 1-Claude Bernard, Frédéric Fleury, will represent Arqus Alliance in this event which is part of a series of consultation rounds on the European approach to micro-credentials with the different actors and stakeholders of the education sector and chaired by the Commissioner.
The Commission presented on 10th December 2021 a proposal for a Council Recommendation on micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability. A micro-credential is the record of the learning outcomes that a learner has acquired following a small volume of learning. These learning outcomes have been assessed against transparent and clearly defined standards.
The small learning experiences, such as short courses leading to micro-credentials, allow for a targeted acquisition of skills and competencies adapted to a fast-changing society and labour market while not replacing traditional qualifications.
The Roundtable is organised as a “targeted consultation” to collect the perspectives and inputs of the Alliances regarding the European approach to micro-credentials:
Participants will discuss the following guiding questions:
The European Universities are already working on developing micro-credentials on a larger scale, working towards the establishment of European higher education inter-university campuses offering flexible learning opportunities and alternative learning pathways to learners at all stages of their life, across disciplines and sectors. This event is a new opportunity for them to provide their testing experiences, pave the way and inspire their peers.