conference on validation 2012



  • |Sverige
    21-03-2012

    International Conference on Validation, Oslo mars 2012

    En internationell konferens med fokus på validering har genomförts i Oslo.

  • validering |Norden
    19-03-2012

    The Case of Norway

    Margrethe Hernes -
    Scepticism is a general challenge to validation, stated Margrethe Hernes, senior adviser at the Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning. Recent surveys show that the institutions of higher education in Norway haven’t yet fully embraced the concept.

    Åge Hanssen -
    The Adult Education Act of 1976 gave all adults a right to have their knowledge and skills documented, explained Åge Hanssen, senior adviser at the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training, in his presentation on the Norwegian primary and secondary education system.

  • validering |in English
    19-03-2012

    Validation in the Nordic countries

    Swedish researchersPer Andersson and Tova Stenlund (pictured left) report that validation makes the Nordic employee more flexible –but mostly within one vocational area and not between areas.

  • validering |Norden
    19-03-2012

    Interview: Madhu Singh

    UNESCO’s role in the world of validation
    - Education should make you an autonomous person empowered to make your own choices, states Madhu Singh. She works at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in Hamburg,

  • validering |Norden
    19-03-2012

    The Learning Revolution is Here

    Dr. Christine Wihak -
    She once threw her own university diplomas into the flames of her fireplace. It was an action born out of a desperate need to break free of the constraints imposed by the formal education system. Today Dr. Christine Wihak has come to peace with a combination of formal and non-formal education. As she claims, the learning revolution is here.

  • validering |Norden
    19-03-2012

    Policy and Implementation in EU and Portugal

    Martina Ni Cheallaigh: Since the Swedes opened up the perspective from not only being lifelong but also lifewide learning in the year 2000, a lot of work has been done in the EU Commission in this field, Martina Ni Cheallaigh explains. And in 2010, she tells us, validation was revisited. Martina Ni Cheallaigh: The biggest challenge for validation today is that no budget is foreseen for it, Martina Ni Cheallaigh concludes. - The costs are hidden and we have only anecdotal evidence of the real cost, and this has to be addressed properly.

  • validering |Norden
    19-03-2012

    Interview: Patrick Werquin

    Validation as the missing link; Patrick Werquin believes that validation can prove to be much more valuable than just a new pathway to a diploma.

  • validering |Norden
    19-03-2012

    Guidelines for the Future

    Ute Haller-Block -
    The European tools for lifelong learning are setting the scene for validation, claims Ute Haller-Block of EACEA. At the conference she presented the different tools in this field developed by the EU.

    Madhu Singh -
    Different rolesIn addition to all these EU-made tools, UNESCO has developed Guidelines for the Recognition, Validation and the Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning.

  • validering |Norden
    19-03-2012

    What the Numbers Say

    - Most decisions in the field of validation are currently based on faith, economist and researcher Patrick Werquin said in his conference presentation. - Swedish researcher Per Andersson presented some insights into the work being done in the Nordic countries. Although some data is available, he, too, emphasized the need for more research in the field of validation.

  • |Norden
    19-03-2012

    Plenary Sessions - International Conference on Validation

    The Conference was organized by NVL, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning (Vox), Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training and the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). Financial support has been provided by EU and the Nordic Council of Ministers.

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    05-03-2012

    Storify - Validation conference Oslo 2012

    Storify - Validation conference Oslo 2012

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    10-01-2012

    Workshop session 1 -

    International Conference on Validation -
    The goal was to get a deeper insight into good / learning practice examples, discuss the lessons learned and identify the key learning points. Each session presented two case examples.
    Examples were selected from the Nordic pilot studies and from projects co-financed by the European Commission.

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    CNC Teknik2010 - Project presentation

    By the end of the 20th century the internationalisation of the industrial life and society reached its peak. The question of competence got more and more important and the staffs were considered more and more as the most important resource for the companies.

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    10-01-2012

    I CARE - Improving Mobility and Career Paths for Personal Care and Social Workers

    A high number of personal care and social workers are currently mobile across Europe, but the recognition of the competences gained in other contexts (countries, institutions or systems) and learning settings (formal, non-formal, or informal ways of learning) is hardly achievable,

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    MATCH - Informal and non-formal competences matching devise for migrants' employability and active citizenship

    Enrico Bressan -
    Migrants are a relevant target group for validation of prior learning as they may have acquired skills and competences in their home country which are not sufficiently acknowledged in the receiving country thus hampering their integration into the labour market

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    People with dyslexia

    Speaker: Iðunn Kjartansdóttir, Counsellor of IDAN -
    (this example is linked to the example from Iceland on people with little formal education). / Särskilda målgrupper

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    FamCompass and Work life flexibility

    Gaby Jennes, coordinator
    What was the project about?
    Getting involved in family life enhances many competences that could be relevant to professional careers or higher education programs. In order to answer the growing need for professional workers in the childcare sector, i

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    Work life flexibility

    Hildur Elín Vignir Managing director of IDAN
    The role of IDAN - Vocational Education and Training Center is to improve the capabilities of companies and employees in the food and culinary brances, printing and media branches, automotive industries, building and construction branches, metal and machinery branches and industries.

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    10-01-2012

    Workshop session 2

    International Conference on Validation -
    The goal was to get a deeper insight into good / learning practice examples focusing on system / structure levels, related to the previous plenum session, discuss the lessons learned and identify the key learning points. Each session presented two case examples.

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    10-01-2012

    VILMA - Validation of Informal Learning in Mobility Actions

    Sabine Wiemann -
    The VILMA project is based on the experience built in previous EU-funded projects (among which ACT and ACT-NET) and in particular one project dealing with validation of informal learning in European projects and partnerships,

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    Validation of People with Short Formal Education

    Training Consultant Flemming Falkedal -
    Active use of education credit in relation to labor market retention in firing rounds / financial crisis.

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    10-01-2012

    OBSERVAL- Net

    Toril Eikaas Eide -
    OBSERVAL-NET is the follow-up project resulting from the OBSERVAL project which created a rich repository of peer-reviewed case studies on VNIL (Validation of Non formal and Informal Learning) in 25 European countries.

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    Validation of prior learning (VPL) in prison education (2007-2009)

    Åge Hansen -
    The project was set up in response to a 2005 White Paper from the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research, which suggested VPL could be of particular use to this group of learners

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    Reaction

    Prof. Dr. Vaiva Zuzeviciute -
    Higher education in this stage of development faces a new task – to develop a credit based system of life long learning, which takes into consideration competencies, and which is in congruence with the world of work. Both universities and colleges have to review the requirements for

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    Piloting the Further Qualification for Logistics and Messaging Services

    Anni Karttunen -
    The Post of Finland initiated a development process for Further Qualification in Logistics and Messaging Services for adults who have been working and have experience in the field of logistics and messaging services. Many of their staff had no qualifications, but a lot of experience. Gaining a Further Qualification entails validation in the Finnish system.

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    Conclusions - Validation Conference

    Head coordinator of NVL Antra Carlsen rounded up the conference with the last plenary presentation. – We can conclude this conference with a few key learning points, she claimed.

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    10-01-2012

    Conference on Validation - Programme - To implement a high quality validation process - a challenge!

    To implement a high quality validation process - a challenge!

  • |Norden
    10-01-2012

    International Conference on Validation 2012

    105 participants from 26 countries gathered in Oslo to exchange ideas, discuss and explore the present and future of validation. The starting point for the conference was “To implement a high quality validation process – a challenge!”