SEEC Conference 2010 - Presentations and Notes
On the occasion of SEEC's 25th anniversary this conference was an opportunity to reflect on the success of credit, the challenges it has raised and could pose in the future. This page contains links to the presentations and notes from some of the sessions.
Keynote presentations and workshop sessions focussed on policy and practice about credit in higher education, in the UK and in Europe.
Dr Mark Atlay, Chair of SEEC, launched the new SEEC Level Descriptors
The conference opened with a keynote presentation from Mark Flinn, recently retired Pro Vice-Chancellor from Edge Hill University. A member of the UK Credit Forum, he is co-editor of the forthcoming book Making Sense of Credit and Qualifications Frameworks in the UK and Europe. His presentation offered an analysis of the development of credit over the past thirty years, focusing in particular on future challenges and opportunities.
The closing keynote presentation of the day was by Stephen Adam, a Council of Europe HE Expert who spoke of current issues associated with the two European credit-linked meta-frameworks – the overarching Framework of Qualifications for the European Higher Education Area (FQ-EHEA) and the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning (EQF).
- The Challenge of Two European Metaframeworks - a possibility or a dream?
Conference presentations, paper and notes
- Jane Creaton, of the University of Portsmouth - A consideration of the issues involved in defining and assessing ‘doctorateness’ in Professional Doctorate programmes (PDF document of Powerpoint presentation)
- Phil Whitehead, Staffordshire LLN project Coordinator and Tim Crossfield - BeTWIN Leonardo project (from the loner to the internationalist) - a report on a case study which is focused on testing a joint European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) and its relationship to the European Credit and Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) involving eight countries and 14 different partners (Powerpoint .ppt)
- Peter Wilson The QCF and the HE Sector - a consideration of the policy context of QCF and its relationship to FEHQ (Powerpoint .pptx)
- Stephen Grady, University of Wolverhampton Business School - Professional and vocational qualifications: APL and student progression in the context of Business and Management Education - a discussion of the challenges of cross institutional credit transfer (Powerpoint .pptx)
Dr Lesley Moore and Helen Millican, University of the West of England The complexities of trans-institutional credit transfer: meeting the challenges (no powerpoint document available)
- Nick Juba, University of the Arts - Why would a university becoming a QCF awarding body? (Powerpoint.pptx)