EU Programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport

National Erasmus+ Office - Lebanon

 
 

National Consultation on Relating Skills to Education in Lebanon - Towards the development of a Lebanese NQF

Monday, June 25, 2018

This event aims to:

  • Identify what has been done already within the scope of developing an NQF (nationally and internationally), in order to identify the existing local gaps – interna]\]\ionally, it is important to better understand how a National Qualifications Framework will allow coherence with qualifications frameworks of other countries
  • Relate skills and learning outcomes to formal and non-formal education
  • Define sector specific skills and competencies – presenting existing experiences and not limited to higher education institutions
  • Address the needs and skills in demand by the labor market in light of the objective of the National Qualifications Framework to provide transparency and legibility of qualifications delivered in Lebanon and their relevance for the labor market as well as to allow for the recognition of the qualifications based on well-defined competencies whether they have been acquired with the formal or non-formal education.
  • Identify the socio-economic and educational development opportunities within an integrated tertiary education system with distinctive, differentiated and complementary features to every constituent, i.e. vocational, technological and Higher education programme.

 

Partners:

Ministry of Education and Higher Education

Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

National Erasmus+ Lebanon

Higher Education Reform Experts

UNESCO

 

Coordinators :

Arts, Sciences & Technology University in Lebanon

Lebanese Canadian University

 

                                                                                               DAY 1

June 25, 2018

8:30am–9:00am

Registration

9:00am–9:30am

Opening Remarks

Ahmad Jammal, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Higher Education

Herve Sabourin, Regional Director, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

Anasse Bouhlal, Higher Education Officcer, UNESCO

Aref Alsoufi, National Coordinator, National ERASMUS+ Office

9:30am–10:00am

Keynote Speech : National Qualifications Framework in the Context of SDG4

Anasse Bouhlal, Higher Education Officcer, UNESCO

10:00am-11:00am

Session I: Overview of National Context,

Chair: Aref Alsoufi, National Coordinator, National ERASMUS+ Office

National Vision for Higher Education, Ahmad Jammal, Director General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Higher Education, Lebanon National Survey Presentation, Diane Nauffal and Hana A. El-Ghali

11:00am–11:15am

Break

11:15am–12:15pm

Session II: The Norwegian Perspective and Experience on NQF

Chair: Hana El Ghali 

Stig Arne Skjerven, Director of Foreign Education, NOKUT

Øystein Lund, QA Director of NOKUT

12:15pm–1:45pm

Session III: Lebanese Needs 

Chair: Jinane Chaaban, Ministry of Education and Higher Education (TBC)

Perspective and Experience of the National Academy of Administration, Jamal Zaim, Director General, Ecole Nationale d’Administration

Perspective and Experience of the Civil Service Board, Nisreen Mashmoushi, Comptroller, Civil Service Board

TVET: Skills modeling and skills forecast, Salam Younes, Acting Director General of Technical and Vocational Education, Ministry of Education and Higher Education

1:45pm–2:45pm

Lunch

2:45pm–4:15pm

Session IV: Lebanese Experiences

Chair: Fouad Rahme, President, Lebanese Business Association (TBC)

Overview of ETF Projects on NQF, Pierre Gedeon, HERE Team

Applying Tuning Methodology for the Development of the Architecture Degree Program (T-MEDA), Ursula Rizk, Professor, Balamand Univeristy

 

Apprentissage à Distance et Innovation Pédagogique –ADIP, Natalie Bitar, Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF)

4:15pm–4:30pm

Closing Remarks

 

 

 

                                                                                               DAY 2

June 25, 2018

9:00am–10:30am

Session V: Implementation of a NQF, the French Case

Chair: Hervé Sabourin, Regional Director, Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie – Middle East Region (AUF)

Bridgette Bouquet, Vice President, Commission Nationale de la Certification Professionnelle (CNCP)

10:30am–11:00am

Break

11:00am–12:30pm

 Session VI: Integrated Tertiary Education (Erasmus+ Higher Education Reform Experts)

Chair: Amer Helwani, Professor, Lebanese University and Erasmus+ Office

Vocational Education, Oussama Ghneim, Expert in Educational Studies

Technological Education, Mohamad Oueidat and Chawki Diab, Professors, Lebanese University

Higher Education, Chafic Mokbel, Professor, University of Balamand and HERE Team

12:30pm–1:30pm

Next Steps

Group work on:

  • Understanding of NQF
  • Localizing the NQF for the Lebanese Context
  • Policy and Action Recommendations

1:30pm–2:00pm

 

Closing Remarks