Profession education policy officer

Education policy officers research, analyse and develop education policies, and implement these policies to improve the existing education system. They try to improve all aspects of education which will impact institutions such as schools, universities and vocational schools. They work closely with partners, external organisations or other stakeholders and provide them with regular updates.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Education administration

    The processes related to the administrative areas of an education institution, its director, employees, and students.

  • Community education

    Programs targeting the social development and learning of individuals in their own community, through a variety of formal or informal education methods.

  • Government policy

    The political activities, plans, and intentions of a government for a legislative session for concrete causes.

  • Education law

    The area of law and legislation that concerns education policies and the people working in the sector in an (inter)national context, such as teachers, students, and administrators.

  • Project management

    Understand project management and the activities which comprise this area. Know the variables implied in project management such as time, resources, requirements, deadlines, and responding to unexpected events.

  • Scientific research methodology

    The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.

  • Government policy implementation

    The procedures involved in the implementation of government policies in national and local governmental organisations.

Skills

  • Develop educational activities

    Develop speeches, activities and workshops in order to foster access and comprehension to the artistic creation processes. It can address a particular cultural and artistic event such as a show or an exhibition, or it can be related to a specific discipline (theatre, dance, drawing, music, photography etc.). Liaise with storytelles, craftspeople and artists.

  • Manage government policy implementation

    Manage the operations of the implementation of new government policies or changes in existing policies on a national or regional level as well as the staff involved in the implementation procedure..

  • Analyse education system

    Analyse various aspects of the school and education system, such as the relation between the cultural origin of the students and their educational opportunities, the apprenticeship programmes or the objectives of adult education, in order to make recommendations to education professionals and decision makers.

  • Perform project management

    Manage and plan various resources, such as human resources, budget, deadline, results, and quality necessary for a specific project, and monitor the project's progress in order to achieve a specific goal within a set time and budget.

  • Study topics

    Carry out effective research on relevant topics to be able to produce summary information appropriate to different audiences. The research may involve looking at books, journals, the internet, and/or verbal discussions with knowledgeable persons.

  • Evaluate education programmes

    Evaluate ongoing training programmes and advise on potential optimisation.

  • Advise on legislative acts

    Advise officials in a legislature on the propositioning of new bills and the consideration of items of legislation.

  • Liaise with educational institutions

    Communication and cooperation for the supply of study materials (e.g. books) to educational institutions.

  • Advise legislators

    Give advice on various government and legislative duties, such as policy creation and the inner workings of a governmental department, to government officials in legislative positions, such as members of parliament, government ministers, senators, and other legislators.

  • Cooperate with education professionals

    Communicate with teachers or other professionals working in education in order to identify needs and areas of improvement in education systems, and to establish a collaborative relationship.

Optional knowledge and skills

create solutions to problems liaise with politicians inspect education institutions ensure information transparency monitor educational developments liaise with local authorities develop professional network liaise with educational staff analyse community needs adult education promote education programmes analyse goal progress