Fabrice HÉNARD

Fabrice HÉNARD

Fabrice HÉNARD

Former OECD Analyst, International Consultant in human capital, education policy and higher education

  • Experience and expertise in evaluation and policy design of capacity building policies and education (early childhood, primary-secondary education, informal and formal education, VET, life long learning) as well as Youth policies (citizenship, development aid education).
  • International expertise in higher education and quality assurance (Europe and worldwide) policies, institutional development.
  • Independent national expert on French education policy, for DG EAC/European Commission (2016-2018).

Fabrice Hénard is an international strategy consultant specialising in educational, skills and quality policies. He has been working for more than 18 years in the field of evaluation of public policies, especially for European and international projects dealing with quality assurance, internationalisation of higher education and Youth policies (European Union, UNESCO, UNICEF, World Bank, OECD).

He is an independent national expert for France on education policy for DG EAC. He has been Secretary General of the Accreditation Committee of Luxembourg since 2013. He is serving on the Accreditation Committee of Albania since his appointment in April 2017. On-going projects on quality assurance and strategy/governance include a quality index for Vietnam Teacher Training Institutes in Vietnam, the operationalization of the Moroccan QA agency, the accreditation of the higher education programmes in Tunisia (2017-2022) and the setting of an Asian higher education area (2015-2019). His geographical areas cover Africa (French-speaking Africa, Eastern Africa and Austral Africa; South East Asia, Maghreb and OECD countries).

A French native, Fabrice is a graduate from Sciences Po-University Paris and holds a Master in Urban Policy from Sciences Po-University Paris (1993). He works in French and English.

Keynote Abstract: Quality Teaching and Learning: An HE Perspective

Excellence in higher education has often been rooted on the excellence of its research. However, quality teaching has increasingly come to the forefront of higher education policies. Almost every education system has experienced substantial growth of student numbers in recent decades and the student profile has become more diverse. At the same time, higher education faces greater demand from students, parents, employers and taxpayers to account for their performance and demonstrate their teaching quality.
The keynote will explore how higher education institutions successfully engage in fostering quality teaching and how they are influenced by contextual shifts within the higher-education environment. National policies strive to assist and support institutions in creating an environment conducive to quality teaching. However rebalancing the interest on teaching quality, rewarding the engagement of teachers in quality improvement, while seeking for top-notch research remains a challenge for most institutions. The keynote will highlight examples from Europe and the rest of the world and will identify the conditions for effective quality teaching, as a driver for the benefit of the students and the economic growth.

International Conference on Education Quality