Agenda, Conference on Education under the Danish presidency of the European Union, 28/29 November

October 31, 2002

Copenhagen, 30 Oct 2002

Quality in Education - Transparency and Stakeholder Participation

The conference is scheduled for 28 - 29 November 2002 with an additional and optional cultural pro-gramme for 30 November. The conference focuses on quality development on all levels of the educa-tional system. The venue is Hotel Comwell, Skovbrynet 1, 6000 Kolding. Working languages are Eng-lish and French.

Wednesday November 2002

18:00 - 20:00 Registration

Thursday 28 November 2002

8:00 - 10:00 Breakfast and registration

10:00 - 10:10 Welcome by Roland Svarrer Østerlund, Director of Education, National Educational Authority, Ministry of Education, Denmark

10:10 - 10:40 Quality in education - transparency and stakeholder participation by Ulla Tørnæs, Minister of Education, Denmark

10:40 - 10:50 Presentation of the conference themes
by Roland Svarrer Østerlund, Director of Education, National Educational Au-thority, Ministry of Education,, Denmark

11:15 - 12:30 Quality assurance as a way to promote progress in education
Alain Michell, General Inspector of Education, Ministry of Education, France

Morning session chaired by Mr. Roland Svarrer Østerlund

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 15:00 Quality in education: participants, partners and processes
3 parallel session: choose one session:

1A. Leadership and institutional development
Eva Hoffman-Bang, Director, Copenhagen West Commercial College, Ishøj, Den-mark

1B. Mutually initiated evaluations between schools (primary and secondary level)
Ib Hansen, Director of Education, Kolding, Denmark and Mrs. Tuija Willberg, Director of Educational Services, Lappeenranda, Finland

1C. Learning outcomes and student assessment
Nick Harris, Professor, Director Development and Enhancement, QAA, England

15:30 - 16:45 Parallel Workshop Session - 5 optional groups, choose one:

2 A. Leadership, teaching methods and quality in education
Lene Vestervang Olsen, Head of Curriculum, EUC-Midt, Technical College, Viborg, Denmark

2B. Self-evaluation. Experiences from Denmark and from the Euro-pean Forum on Quality (VET)
Tue Vinther-Jørgensen, Evaluation officer, Danish Evaluation Institute, Lise-Lotte Ravmark, Associate Professor, The Danish Institute for Educational Training of Vocational Teachers, Denmark

2C. Quality assurance at institutional level
Bente Kristensen, Prorector, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

2D. Benchmarking and audit as methods for quality development
Torsten Kälvemark, Senior Adviser, National Agency for Higher Education, Sweden

2E. Observation of classroom teaching as a tool
Isobel S. McGregor, HMIE, Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education, Scotland

17:00 - 18:30 Visit Koldinghus: Museum and Exhibition

19:00 Dinner hosted by Ministry of Education

Friday 29 November 2002

9:00 - 9:45 Quality development by means of evaluation - the Danish approach
Christian Thune, Executive Director, Danish Evaluation Institute, Denmark

10:00 - 11:00 External evaluation as means of promoting quality
3 parallel session: choose one special session:

3A. Quality of European Education Systems: coordination and com-parisons Anders Hingel, Head of Unit, European Commssion

3B. Quality assurance - the use of flow data and involvement of stakeholders
Nils Groes, Director, Institute of local Government Studies, Denmark

3C. Measurement of education outcomes
Elisabeth Braathu Ibsen, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, Oslo University, Norway

11:15 - 12:30 Quality assurance and benchmarking
3 parallel session: choose one special session

4A. Quality, evaluation and benchmarking
Uwe Hameyer, Professor and Director of Institute of Advanced Studies, Kiel University, Germany

4B. Teacher qualifications as part of quality development
David Hopkins, Director, Standards and Effectiveness Unit, Department for Educa-tion and Skills, England

4C. Quality development based on dialogue
Kjell Hedvall, Head of Unit, National Agency for Education, Sweden

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

14:00 - 14:45 Quality improvement in education - future perspectives
Barry McGaw, Director, Directorate of Education, OECD

14.45 - 15.45 Previous item continued. Short presentation followed by dialogue with Hanne Kathrine Krogstrup, Senior Lecturer, Aaborg University Center, Denmark Bjørn Stensaker, Principal Researcher, NIFU, Norwegian Institute for Studies in Research and Higher Education, Norway and discussion in plenum

Closing Session chaired by Christian Thune, Executive Director, Danish Evaluation Institute, Denmark

15:45 - 16:00 Closing the conference
by Uffe Toudal Pedersen, Director-General, National Education Authority,
Ministry of Education, Denmark

Saturday 30 November 2002

9:30 - 14:30 Sightseeing including lunch
Guided tour by bus visiting Jellinge Church and the Jellinge-stone and
Trapholt Museum of Modern Art followed by Lunch

Danish Presidency Website

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