Session 2

Multiple Ways of Developing Micro-credentials in Higher Education: Lessons from OECD Countries

Date/Time: 8月25日 (木) Thu, Aug 25(09:00-10:20)
実施方法 Method of Presentation: ハイフレックス / Hybrid-Flexible
Face-to-face 定員 Capacity: 30
Language: 英語 English
Pre-assignment: なし No

Abstract 概要

Many higher education institutions across OECD countries place growing importance on offering short, targeted and flexible learning programmes in response to the increasing demand for upskilling and reskilling of the labour force. These programmes are increasingly called "micro-credentials".
The OECD Higher Education Policy Team has been examining the emergence of micro-credentials in a series of projects. Its publications on the topic include "Micro-credential Innovations in Higher Education: Who, What and Why? (2021)", "Quality and Value of Micro-credentials in Higher Education: Preparing for the Future (2021)" and "the Emergence of Alternative Credentials (2020)". These publications – supplemented by peer learning events – have aimed to inform policymakers, representatives of higher education institutions and other higher education stakeholders about recent international developments, including the characteristics of micro-credential programmes, the learners who pursue micro-credentials, and how governments and higher education institutions are responding to the opportunities and challenges presented by micro-credentials.
This session aims to help faculty and supporting staff members understand different approaches to developing micro-credentials in higher education, including those developed by individual higher education institutions and those developed through collaborations with other institutions, business partners and learning platforms. The presentation will draw from examples identified in Europe, North America and Oceania.
This session complements a partner event "Micro-credential Workshop" organised by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and UNESCO on August 24. While the MEXT-UNESCO event focuses on the ways in which national governments are responding, this session primarily looks at institutional responses.

Speakers 発表者:

Thomas WEKO
Team Leader, Higher Education Policy, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Shizuka KATO
Analyst, Higher Education Policy, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)