How to improve the outcome of benefits for the individual by focusing on effectiveness of the VPL procedures?


Timo Halttunen

Head of Unit at the Areal Research and Development, University of Turku, Finland

The presentation focuses on how good VPL practices support the coherent process for the user, what works and why?

Timo Halttunen, (M.Soc.Sc. / sociology), is working as the Head of Unit at the Areal Research and Development, a unit focusing onĀ  university social engagement at the University of Turku, Finland. Mr. Halttunen has been working since the year 2000 in the topics related to educational policies and the Bologna Process. He in an expert in validation and competence-based curricula reform in higher education. He has worked also with the management of university continuing education and training. Mr Halttunen is currently working with validation in a Nordic project Kvalitet i validering, where a research group from Denmark, Sweden and Finland are assessing how a Nordic quality model on validation can be used in vocational education and training.


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