All entries for Monday 06 August 2007
August 06, 2007
The morning was very productive. I sticked to my plan and worked for about two hours on my report, which left me in a very satisfied mood afterwords. The project is starting to pick up some shape, which is a very good feeling in a sense. On the otherhand, the closeness of the the final lap is somewhat scary.
The official publications on the ratification of the Bologna process in Germany that I read today were not particularly thrilling. At least, my thought which appeared yesterday, namely that the university accreditation institutes open the huge possibility for a private market, seems to become more solid. To be sure though I defiantly need to get a better idea of what the exact mechanisms in Germany are and how they are changing.
Otherwise, most of what I read was concerned with homogenising qualifications authentication. A topic which I find personally very interesting, mainly because I am directly affected by i, but which has no further relevance to my research. Maybe, I should not have spend so much time reading it, as it did not bring any direct gain for my thesis. However, on the positive, it gave me a nice insight into the very positive aspects of the Bologna process, or the Lissabon convention to be precise; namely that people who spend long periods of time in education, will get a wider acknowledgement for their achievments. I am quite certain that this will improve the quality of life for many