4th SHARE National Workshop: Impact of Qualifications Frameworks and Regional Quality Assurance Standards
Joint-efforts for Indonesia’s Higher Education
SHARE thanks to everyone who contributed to a highly successful forth SHARE national workshop, this time with the focus on Indonesia. More than 150 participants shared their views on the impact of Qualification Frameworks (QF) and Quality Assurance Standards (QA) on Indonesia’s Higher Education, initiated new collaborations and exchange.
The workshop was organized on behalf of ASEAN by SHARE in cooperation with the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education Indonesia, and took place in the Hotel Intercontinental in Jakarta from February 6-8.
The opening session, with remarks by representatives of DIKTI, the ASEAN Secretariat, and the European Union to Indonesia and Brunei Darussalam, set a promising framework for the manifold program of the three-day workshop. The first day provided comprehensive input about the current state of the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) and the Indonesian Qualification Reference Framework (IQF), the relationship between the two, and the alignment of national and regional standards in Quality Assurance. Several panel discussions and roundtables brought together the Indonesian perspectives of the industry, institutions of higher education, different Ministries and other stakeholders. Their views on the needs and challenges for the specific context of Indonesia were complemented by the day’s final session about the generation of trust between different ASEAN member states. Representatives from Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand and Indonesia shared their thoughts with the audience and stressed the high value of past, present and future joint-efforts.
The workshop’s last highlight was a session on Wednesday about the use of learning outcomes in higher education. For a soon practical implementation, the well-attended training session equipped the participants with specialized skills to further push their constant engagement for Indonesia’s Higher Education.