Universidad de Santiago de Compostela (SPAIN)
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Appears in: INTED2010 Proceedings
Publication year: 2010
Pages: 5961-5967
ISBN: 978-84-613-5538-9
ISSN: 2340-1079
Conference name: 4th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 8-10 March, 2010
Location: Valencia, Spain
The European Union has developed several initiatives that were aimed at coordinating policies and legislation of its member states on various issues related primarily to economic development. This objective has expanded over the last decade the field of education, and more specifically of higher education. The concept of knowledge society was giving way to a new concept, a Europe of knowledge, which extended significantly and established as one of the priorities of the European Union. Within this process of strengthening the European Union and rapprochement between the member countries have developed various policies and actions aimed at integrating higher education systems, which aims to establish a common frame of reference to facilitate the mobility of European students and more flexible access of graduates into the European labour market.
This process involves new roles for higher education institutions from the agreements reached during the process initiated in Bologna. Some of them are regaining importance guidance and mentoring as a result of the new training model that involves the Bologna process. This paper includes some of the major changes involves both the European Higher Education Area as other changes that have taken place in recent years at various levels (social, economic ...), trying to synthesize what the implications are and what role guidance and mentoring play in adapting to this new context.