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  1. Learning and skills

    Learning and skills are key contributors to society and the economy. As modern societies and economies are changing due to, amongst others, globalisation and technological progress, a fundamental transformation of education and training (E&T) througho ...

    30 April 2014

  2. Monitoring human resources in the nuclear energy sector

    In order to determine the situation of nuclear-educated human resources in Europe (i.e. supply and demand), assess the trends and suggest policy options for improvement, a European Human Resources Observatory in the Nuclear Energy Sector (EHRO-N) has been ...

    30 April 2014

  3. Nuclear knowledge management, training and education

    Since 1990, the EU has been building up its nuclear knowledge base. Several incidents turned public opinion against nuclear power, leading to a gradual phasing out of nuclear energy in several EU Member States. Younger generations' interest in nuclea ...

    30 April 2014

  4. The 2011 Civic Competence Composite Indicator

    JRC Scientific and Technical Research Report addressing the development of a new composite indicator on civic competence, the Civic Competence Composite Indicator 2 (CCCI-2). It comprises four dimensions: ‘Participatory Attitudes’, ‘Citizenship Values’, ‘ ...

    30 April 2014

  5. Safeguards course in the framework of BNEN (Belgian Nuclear higher Education Network)

    In the framework of BNEN, the Belgian Nuclear Higher Education Network, elective and/or advanced courses are offered to the students additional to the standard curriculum. This master after master is open for students that hold a university degree in engi ...

    30 April 2014

  6. Towards a Benchmark on the Contribution of Education and Training to Employability: Methodological Note

    The present report presents the methodological framework applied to define the benchmark on education for employability to be proposed to European Council in 2012. While the three first sections present the proposed indicator, the fourth section discusses ...

    30 April 2014

  7. The Boston University-Chelsea Partnership or the Role of Networking for School System Reform

    The longstanding partnership between Boston University and the Chelsea Public School District of Chelsea, Massachusetts is unique for many reasons. Perhaps the most recognizable feature of this Partnership, however, is that it is the only example of an Am ...

    30 April 2014

  8. ICT for L2 Acquisition by Adult Migrants: results from a Comparative Study in the Netherlands and Sweden

    This paper, part of a larger comparative study jointly developed by IPTS (Seville) and DG INFSO (Brussels), deals with ICT and L2 learning as enablers of integration and the everyday engagement of adult migrants in both in the Netherlands and Sweden. More ...

    30 April 2014

  9. Childhood, schooling and income inequality

    Parental or socio-economic background plays an important role in determining employment outcomes during the individual whole life-cycle. The extent to which individuals move (up or down) the social ladder relative to one's parents is known as interge ...

    30 April 2014

  10. Technical convergence of nuclear safeguards, nuclear forensics and nuclear security

    From the first implementation of safeguards agreements, measurements of nuclear material have formed the backbone of verification measures. The introduction of strengthened safeguards and the ratification of additional protocols (INFCIRC 540) led to the n ...

    30 April 2014

  11. The Influence of Technology on Social Network Analysis and Mining

    The Study of Social Networks was originated in social and business communities. In recent years, Social Network Research has advanced significantly; The development of sophisticated techniques for Social Network Analysis and Mining (SNAM) has been highly ...

    30 April 2014

  12. O Problema do Ensino em Contexto e que pode se muito Limitativo [The problem with teaching in context is that it can be very limiting]

    This paper presented at a round table discussed the findings of international large scale surveys such as TIMSS and PISA regarding the Mathematics achievement of students in different countries. Accordingly, the discussion focused on the identification of ...

    30 April 2014

  13. The Future of Learning: Preparing for Change

    This report aims to identify, understand and visualise major changes to learning in the future. It developed a descriptive vision of the future, based on existing trends and drivers, and a normative vision outlining how future learning opportunities shoul ...

    30 April 2014

  14. Portugal numa Europa que se quer Multilingue

    Este estudo procura tracar um panorama do conhecimento de linguas estrangeiras ao longo da vida e apresenta estatisticas sobre a aprendizagem de linguas estrangeiras na Europa desde o ensino basico ate ao secundario, nomeadamente atraves da analise de dad ...

    30 April 2014

  15. Opportunities for education and education for opportunities: integrating human capital and human capabilities in understanding the value of education.

    Most people spend the biggest faction of their time and efforts on education and work. It is common to think of the former of the two to be the first step in reaching the latter. There are two conventions widely accepted both among academics and general p ...

    30 April 2014

  16. Nanomaterials for Sustainable Energy? An Assessment of Mutual EU-India Research and Training Needs

    EiCOON (www.eicoon.eu) funded by FP7 (Grant 233 466) is about the strategic assessment of mutual EUIndia nanomaterials research needs in sustainable energy technologies and of researchers training needs and to establish an exchange forum through the organ ...

    30 April 2014

  17. EHRO-N- a Tool Complementing Instruments and Initiatives for Improved Management of Nuclear Human Resources in the European Union

    Advances in science and technology require higher quantity and better quality of human resources than are available today in the European Union (EU) in all three spheres covered by the knowledge triangle: education, innovation, and Research and Developmen ...

    30 April 2014

  18. Comparative Experiments Using Supervised Learning and Machine Translation for Multilingual Sentiment Analysis

    Sentiment analysis is the Natural Language Processing task dealing with sentiment detection and classification from texts. In recent years, due to the growth in the quantity and fast spreading of user-generated contents online and the impact such informat ...

    30 April 2014

  19. Experience with Nuclear Inspector Training at JRC, Ispra

    About 500 nuclear safeguards inspectors are working at the IAEA, EURATOM and as national inspectors in Europe. Up to 50 of them are recruited every year and need training for their new work, comprising all its aspects. A higher number of inspectors need r ...

    30 April 2014

  20. Understanding Digital Competence in the 21st Century: an Analysis of Current Frameworks

    This paper discusses the notion of digital competence and its components. It reports on the identification, selection, and analyses of fifteen frameworks for the development of digital competence. Its objective is to understand how digital competence is c ...

    30 April 2014

  21. Fostering innovative pedagogical practices through online networks: the case of eTwinning

    This article deals with the role of teachers' collaboration networks in fostering ICT-enabled innovation for learning at system level, based on a review of the current literature and existing concrete cases. In particular, it is argued that by provid ...

    30 April 2014

  22. eAssessment for 21st Century Learning and Skills

    In the past, eAssessment focused on increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of test administration; improving the validity and reliability of test scores; and making a greater range of test formats susceptible to automatic scoring. Despite the variety ...

    30 April 2014

  23. SUPPLY OF AND DEMAND FOR NUCLEAR EXPERTS IN THE EU BY 2020: EHRO-N REPORT (2012)

    A report from EHRO-N (European Human Resource Observatory of the Nuclear Energy Sector) published in 2012: 1. Determines that the supply of employees with specific educational background and competences, called nuclear experts, does not correspond to the ...

    30 April 2014

  24. TEACHER NETWORKS: Today?s and tomorrow?s challenges and opportunities for teaching profession

    This book deals with the evolving role of the teaching profession and the role of teacher networks in response to changing skills needs in society. This book argues that teachers can play the main change agents for reforms of education, provided that they ...

    30 April 2014

  25. The role of academic publishers in shaping the development of Web 2.0 services for scholarly communication

    This paper examines how two contrasting academic publishers are responding to the opportunities and challenges of Web 2.0 to innovate their services. Our findings highlight the need to take seriously the role of publishers in the move towards a vision of ...

    30 April 2014