SHARE activities build upon the work of the related ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Task Force and the ASEAN-Australia/New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) project which is developing the framework. At the beginning SHARE commissioned two studies, one on degree structures and mobility, the second on the status quo of the development of the overarching framework, the developments of national qualification frameworks and their alignment to the AQRF. Two research teams prepared overall overviews of recent developments and state of play in ASEAN in both respective fields. The studies were meant to build a sound fundament for future debate and work; the researchers were also asked to identify challenges in order to define work priorities. The studies was published by the end of 2015.
Following this exploration, a study tour for ASEAN policy makers and stakeholders aims at sharing EU and ASEAN experiences and at establishing an ASEAN-EU expert as well as high-level policy dialogue. Future Activities will make maximum use of existing expertise at both EU and ASEAN levels. SHARE set up an ASEAN-European expert working group Qualification Frameworks. The expert group will guide and shape the SHARE activities in the field of QF and compile policy recommendations. Synergies with other components of the Action will be ensured through joint activities. All SHARE activities underpinning this result will enhance the capacity of key regional stakeholders (AQAN, AQRF Task Force, AUN, ASEAN Secretariat, SEAMEO RIHED), national authorities and related parties, to co-ordinate efforts in ensuring readability and recognition of qualifications across ASEAN.
National policy workshops were organised in 2016-2017 that either focused on the referencing process with AQRF or on capacity-building and fostering a national dialogue for developing a NQF. Each national policy workshop will produce concrete recommendations on further steps for national stakeholders to strengthen NQFs, in line with the AQRF. A regional conference on the referencing process will summarise outputs from these national policy workshops, and introduce the impact assessment for the regional QF framework.
Within our partnership, DAAD is responsible for overall management of QF. DAAD and ENQA will strengthen the existing AQRF (Fig.5) with a more inclusive focus on HE, and strategically link it with national and institutional purposes across ASEAN.
- A SHARE Seminar on Qualifications Frameworks and Quality Assurance in the Digital Era in Jakarta, Indonesia, click here
- SHARE Regional Conference in Qualifications Frameworks and Quality Assurance in Bangkok, Thailand, click here
- SHARE National Workshop on Impact of Qualifications Frameworks and Regional Quality Assurance Standards on Higher Education in Lao PDR, click here
- SHARE National Workshop on Impact of Qualifications Frameworks and Regional Quality Assurance Standards on Higher Education in Myanmar, click here
- SHARE Symposium on the Consequences of Regional Quality Assurance and Qualifications Frameworks on Higher Education in Thailand, click here
- Fifth SHARE National Workshop on Impact of Qualifications Frameworks and Regional Quality Assurance Standard on Viet Nam's Higher Education in Da Nang, Viet Nam, click here
- Fourth SHARE National Workshop on Impact of Qualifications Frameworks and Regional Quality Assurance Standard on Indonesia's Higher Education in Jakarta, Indonesia, click here
- Third SHARE National Workshop on Impact of Qualifications Frameworks and Learning Outcomes on Higher Education in ASEAN in Manila, Philippines, click here
- Second SHARE National Workshop on The Impact of Qualifications Frameworks and Learning Outcomes on Higher Education in ASEAN in Siem Reap, Cambodia, click here
- First SHARE National Workshop on the Impact of Qualifications Frameworks and Learning Outcomes on Higher Education in ASEAN in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, click here
- Inaugural SHARE Policy Dialogue, click here