Flexible Learning Pathways in Higher Education: a UNESCO project

21st June 2022 : 14:00 - 15:00

Category: Webinar

Speaker: John Brennan, Open University; Michaela Martin, IIEP-UNESCO Programme Specialist

Location: Zoom webinar, registration required

Audience: Public

From 2018 to 2021, the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEPUNESCO) launched a comprehensive international research on ‘SDG 4: Planning Flexible Learning Pathways in Higher Education’. The expansion and diversification of higher education have led in many countries to highly fragmented HE systems, which are difficult to navigate for learners.

In addition, there are today also more diverse learners, such as first generation students, adult learners and returnees to higher education that require more flexibility in access, progression and preparation for the labour market. The study therefore aimed to collect knowledge on both appropriate policies and good practices for the design and implementation of flexible learning pathways in higher education. The project includes a stocktaking, a global survey and eight in-depth country case studies (Chile, Finland, India, Jamaica, Malaysia, Morocco, South Africa and the UK). Drawing from the research findings, this webinar aims to present selected research findings from both the international research and more specifically the UK case study.

This webinar is part of the free public seminar programme hosted by the Centre for Global Higher Education (CGHE).