ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit 2019, 11-13 February, Lillehammer, Norway
Host: Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)
The ICDE Lifelong Learning Summit was hosted by Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences in Lillehammer, Norway, 11-13 February 2019.
Summary, Lifelong learning for lifelong employability
Over 300 participants from over 30 countries across the globe met in Lillehammer for the ICDE Lillehammer Lifelong Learning Summit on 11-13 February 2019, with the theme of ‘lifelong learning for lifelong employability.’ The speed of digitalisation is constantly challenging and affecting the ways we work. These challenges require new skills and competencies which again has led to an increasing focus on and demand for lifelong learning by society. This theme is a current trend in todays world and reflects the need for continuous adaption and acquiring of new skills and competencies as decisive factors for developing an inclusive and sustainable working life for us as individuals, us as a society and globally as a community. While digitalisation throws up new challenges, it is also the solution to address these. Through enabling accessibility and flexible delivery of new competency training, lifelong learning can be made available to all. However, these solutions to address societal needs of the work force of tomorrow, requires a close collaboration between providers of higher education, researchers, work life organisations and industries, technology suppliers and businesses.The summit was hosted by ICDE member, Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN).
Conference theme and sub-themes
The theme of the conference was ‘Lifelong learning for lifelong employability.’ The conference dealt with themes such as sustainable development goal 4 (SDG4); to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all, digitalization, and developing and encouraging competencies for the lifelong learner.
The sub-themes included:
SDG 4-inclusion, equality, and empowerment
Encouraging self-directed learning and empowerment
Learning models in flexible and online learning: The interaction between content, technology, pedagogy and users
Open Educational Resources (OER), course portals and MOOCs
New pedagogies – participation, co-production and sharing
Learning strategies for social and cultural inclusion
Policies for new competence needs and employment adjustment
Quality assurance in lifelong learning, flexible learning
Funding and regulations supporting lifelong learning and employability
Best practices world-wide
Enabling meeting places between work and education
Facilitating for career counselling, training and continuing education
Towards a sustainable learning organisation
The conference was held over two and a half days and consisted of plenary sessions and simultaneous sessions each day. Morten Flate Paulsen, ICDE Acting Secretary General, and Katherine Skretting, Rector of INN University, opened the conference on the morning of the first day. Dr. Neil Fassina, President of Athabasca University and ICDE Executive Committee member chaired the summit.
Sessions and keynote speakers can be found below:
The future of work and lifelong learning
by Professor Bo Dahlbom, University of Gothenburg
Achieving Lifelong Learning for All: How far have we come and what next?
by Professor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO, Commonwealth of Learning
Learnability Culture and the 70:20:10 model implemented
by Global Learning and Development Director Glenn Ruud, Wilhelmsens Ships Services
Teachers designing for lifelong learning in a digital world
by Professor Diana Laurillard, University College London
What kind of competences do we need for the future of work?
by Director of Public Policy Iarla Flynn, Google (oral presentation only)
Decent work and quality learning. How to involve and engage the individual as well as the workforce in lifelong learning
by Deputy General Secretary Haldis Holst, Education International (EI)
Strategies for Learning throughout life and the digital shift
by The Prime Minister of Norway Erna Solberg
AI Education for All: the Finnish Way
by Teemu Roos, Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Helsinki
Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality – Best Practice in Industry
by Knut Henrik Aas, CEO, EON Reality Norway As
Closing Keynote: The way forward to achieving lifelong learning for all
by David Atchoarena, Director of UNESCO’s Institute for Lifelong learning
Program and orgnizational committees
Full programme from the summit can be found here.
Gallery of Video Recap