Introduction by the steering group of the VPL Biennale

Introduction

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Buffet (diner) with music

Music

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Rasmus August Tobiesen and Claude Chichon play trumpet and piano.

Opening of the VPL Biennale

Welcome

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Opening of the VPL Biennale in Aarhus Town Hall

The influence of the learner profile on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) assessment

Parallel session

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RPL for access provides an alternative access route into a qualification for those who do not meet the formal entry requirements for admission, but have a wealth of relevant experience.

Understanding Validation of Prior Learning in Higher Education in Ireland to enable more relevant and effective development, being proactive than reactive

Parallel session

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A critical review of VPL in higher education in Ireland to ascertain current policy,practice and process to inform future national direction

Validation of Prior Learning: The case of ChileValora

Parallel session

Description and assessment of a training program in Chile using recognition, validation and assessment (RVA). Review of its challenges as well as major developments.

VPL- addressing the gap between qualification and graduateness

Parallel session

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Using the workplace as a centre of learning to address the variance between academic and workplace needs.

Integrating non-formal and informal learning in the educational model of UNAH

Löhne

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Honduran higher education has had traditionalist educational models, that have been accumulating and intensifying exclusion and inequalities

Action Plan for Validation - Recommendations from non-formal adult education

Parallel session

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To achieve permeability and inclusion (especially for disadvantaged groups), the AVA project has put together evidence-based recommendations and an action plan based on non-formal adult education.

Exploring the effect of recognition of prior learning on post graduate study

Poster

Validation as a learning process

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Validation could also be a learning process. You have to learn what you know, what is required in validation, and how to present this knowledge. Validation might even be intertwined with new learning.

The influence of the learner profile on Recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment

Parallel session

Please refer to the abstract as the document loaded. If this abstract is accepted, I will submit the full article.

Under what conditions the VPL can it lead to the recognition of learning from a new occupation?

Parallel session

Our research concerns the difficulties of recognizing and validating of new experiences, by the new certification "initiateur longe cote"

Assessing competences in enterprises. Main findings from Cedefop studies of Validation of non-formal and informal learning in European enterprises

Parallel session

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When workplace is a key learning arena, the questions are: How validation can strengthen the individual’s opportunity on the labour market? How can added value be created for implementing VPL in working life recognised by employers and employees and other stakeholders? Assessing competences in enterpises . Main findings from Cedefop studies of Validation Of non-formal and informal learning in Eropean enterprises.

VPL and personalised learning

Parallel session

What does it take to link VPL effectively to personalised learning?

Competence Translation: Mobility Made Easier

Parallel session

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To document and verify skills gained through work experience in a particular industry or sector, may help mobility across industries.

Transnational Peer Review for quality assurance in Validation of NonFormal and Informal Learning

Parallel session

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Peer Review is a promising instrument for quality assurance and development. It is cost-effective and it fosters networking between providers of validation of non-formal and informal learning.

Quality in VPL

Parallel session

How to establish a shared understanding of quality. How can validation arrangements be linked to quality assurance?

A methodology for validation of in-company learning

Parallel session

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Presentation of a national project making learning outcomes a bridge within the worklife and to the formal education and training system.

Reflection from the sessions

Reflection

How to strengthen the position of the user.

Biennale Dinner

Dinner

VPL in working life

Parallel session

When workplace is a key learning arena, the questions are: How validation can strengthen the individual’s opportunity on the labour market?

Guidance in VPL

Parallel session

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How can a common ground for developing guidance in validation improve the quality of guidance in validation and the recognition of validation? A Nordic working group will present results, challenges

Standards for Trades validation of professional skills

Parallel session

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Pär Sellberg has been working at the Agency since 2009. Previously he worked for different Craft Associations with educational matters, trades models for validation and journeyman and master certification. Pär has been coordinating the assignment to develop standards for Trades validation of professional skills.

Guidance in VPL

Parallel session

How can a common ground for developing guidance in validation improve the quality of guidance in validation and the recognition of validation?


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