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  1. Belgium, ourbelovedcomplexity Belgium fordummies...

  2. Education in Flanders

  3. Belgium? Flanders?

  4. BELGIUM, INTERESTING FEATURES • Belgium gained independence in 1830. • It is a constitutional parliamentary monarchy headed by King Albert II. • Has become a federal state with three Communities: • Dutch, French, and German-speaking and three Regions: • Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels

  5. BELGIUM, A FEDERAL STATE3 COMMUNITIES 3 REGIONS

  6. BELGIUM, SOME FEATURES • The Federal State and the federal government is responsible for • foreign affairs, • national security and • welfare. • The Communities are responsible for • people-related matters such as • education and • welfare. • The Regions deal with territorial matters such as • economics, • environment and • transport.

  7. Flanders • Northern part of the federal state Belgium • Central position in the middle of most important West Europeanindustrialregions • 6 millioninhabitants • Dutch language • Brussels is capital of Flanders and Belgium

  8. Flanders as federated state • Slow process of federalisationbetween 1970 and 1993 • Federalstatesweregrantedtheirowngovernment parliament administration • Almostevery aspect of education is a federalauthority. • Flemish minister of Education: Pascal Smet

  9. Education in Flanders • General principles • Levels of education • Support and qualitycontrol • Current issues

  10. General principles COMPULSORY EDUCATION Fundamental right since 1914 6 – 18 years 15 years: part-timecompulsoryeducation is possible Compulsoryeducation = compulsoryschooling(at home is possible) Access is free of charge (alsonurseryeducation)

  11. General principles FREEDOM OF EDUCATION Constitutional right to organiseeducation and establishinstitutions Stringent demands to getrecognitionorfinancial support Freedom of choicefor the parents – underpressurecausedby the old and oftentoo small infrastructures of some schools (f.e. Antwerp)

  12. General principles EDUCATIONAL NETWORKS Communityeducation (15,18%) Subsidisedpublicly run schools (16,52%) Subsidisedprivately run schools (68,30%)

  13. General principles AUTONOMY Policy-makersenhanceincreasinglyresponsibility of education providers Colleges of highereducation and universities are furtheralong the waythanprimary and secondary schools

  14. General principles ORGANISATION OF THE SCHOOL- AND ACADEMIC YEAR School year: 1/09 – 30/06 Academicyear: September/October – September/October

  15. Levels of Education

  16. Levels of EducationStructure of Education

  17. Levels of Education PRIMARY NURSERY 6 – 12years (6 y) Reading, writing, calculating/math, world-orientation,... Integratedifpossible Cross curricularthemes as ‘Learning to learn’, ‘socialskills’,… 2,5 – 5 years (3 y) Encouragingspontaneousgrowth into maturity Preparing skillsforprimaryeducation (languageacquisition, motor development, socialskills,…)

  18. Levels of Education

  19. Levels of Education SECONDARY 12 – 18 years 3 stages of 2 years: 1st stage: suspension of choicebygeneral start foreveryone 2nd and 3rd stage: different educationforms General – Technical– Vocational– Arts Part-timeeducationpossiblefrom the age of 15 years

  20. Levels of Education http://www.vvkso.be/

  21. Levels of Education SPECIAL NEEDS Nursery, primary and secondary level System of integratededucation Aim: integration as far as possible in educational system and society (Maximum till the age of 21 years)

  22. Levels of Education HIGHER EDUCATION 5 associations in Flanders KHLim = association of CatholicUniversity of Louvain Bachelor and Masterstructuresince 2004-2005

  23. Levels of Education

  24. Levels of Education

  25. Support & qualitycontrol PUPIL GUIDANCE CENTER (CLB) Consult, help orguidance Enhancing the contact betweenpupils, parents and school Free of charge 4 pillars: • Learning and studying • School career • Preventivehealth care • Social and emotionaldevelopment

  26. Support & qualitycontrol INFO & COMMUNICATION TECH Policyfor promoting ICT in education Encouraging schools to integrate ICT in practice • Financial meansforICT-coordination • Training teachers • Provide adequate and high qualitymaterials and software

  27. Support & qualitycontrol COMMUNICATION Website: www.ond.vlaanderen.be Magazine: Klasse-magazine Publicationson paper orelectronically

  28. Current issues • Studygrants and studyfinancing Support deprived families • Equalopportunitiesforeveryone • Participation • Modularisation • Lifelonglearning • Recognition of acquiredcompetencies and qualifications • Professionalisation of teaching staff

  29. WHO WE ARE KHLim= LCUC Limburg CatholicUniversity College Member Association CatholicUniversity Leuven

  30. AssociationCatholicUniversity Leuven An association of 13 Flemish higher education institutions. TwelveUniversity Colleges and one research universitystriveforquality in a Europeanperspective one of them is the KHLim

  31. WHO WE ARE • Merger 1995 • Transformation Higher Education • 9 small institutions • MemberUniversity Association KU leuven Rector’s Office • 6 Departments and 2 Faculties • QUADRI • service, • communitydevelopment and engagement)

  32. WHO WE ARE 6 Departments and 2 Faculties • Commercial Sciences & Business Administration • Health Care • Industrial Sciences and Technology • Social Work/Special Education • Teacher Training 1 BAKO – BALO • Teacher Training 2 BASO • Faculty for Media Arts and Design • FI² Faculty of Engineering QUADRI • service, • communitydevelopment and engagement Student services

  33. WHAT WE DO • 6,750 students en 800 staff • 5 campuses (Hasselt - Diepenbeek – Genk) • Tasks (bylaw) • Education • Scientific Research • Community Service • Arts NEXT processes for working studentsBachelor after bachelor programsPostgraduatesResearch and service priorities… Become the best version of yourself

  34. STRUCTURE OF HIGHER EDUCATION:FLEMISH COMMUNITY Academic PHD programme Advanced master programme min. 60 ects Professional Advanced bachelor programme min. 60 ects Master programme min. 60 ects Professional bachelor programme 180 ects Academic bachelor programme 180 ects Admissionrequirement: diploma of secundary school

  35. Diepenbeek Genk Hasselt 2 new campuses in 2013 in Diepenbeek and Genk

  36. Teacher Training Teacher training 1: BAKO • Pre-School Education BALO • Primary Education Teacher training 2: BASO • Secondary Education

  37. The 10 decretalcompetenciesfor teacher education

  38. Evolvingvisiononlearning • Knowledgeconstruction, notconsumption • Via independent and cooperativelearning • Transferableskills • Subject-oriented and subject-crossing • Steering – Shared steering – Self-steering

  39. Ourmission • PAUZE • Personal • Authentic • Zelfstandig (=independent) • Emancipatoricaleducation

  40. A cleargrowth

  41. A clearvisionon teaching practice • Model of master-companion • Fromobserve to assist • Fromattentionfor the class to attentionfor the individual pupil • From teacher in the class to teacher in a school and his environment

  42. KHLim-QUADRI QUADRI = qualitydriven Core business Consultancy Continuingeducation Service Research

  43. KHLim-QUADRITeacher’sdepartment Bachelor after bachelors (60LP) Training (ondemand/programmed) Post-graduateeducation (20LP) Conventions

  44. KHLim-QUADRITeacher’sdepartment Bachelor after bachelor (60LP) WAP To become a good professional is first to knowwhoyou are! Kolb (learningstyle) Enneagram (personalitystyle) Ofman (core qualities) Onesyouknowwhoyou are, youcanmake the right choices Changeyourpractice child/class/school/personal level Changeyour attitude becreative in solvingproblems