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Recognition of Prior Non-Formal and Informal Learning in HigherEducation

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Enviado por Barbora Pavelková

The establishment of systems for the recognition and validation of all forms of learning has
become one of the central themes in all sectors of education and training. This evolution
reflects various societal changes, in particular the shift from the 'job for life' culture to the
expectation of a succession of jobs throughout a career, often in different occupational areas.
It is also closely related to the need for all active citizens who wish to secure their employment
and employability in a fast-evolving technology-rich environment to constantly develop their
knowledge and skills through learning activities which may, or may not, be explicitly designed
as formal learning. In this context, it has become necessary to enable all those involved in
lifelong learning – regardless of where it takes place – to have their learning achievements
recognised and validated.
Since 2004, European institutions have supported national developments in this field through
various initiatives, including the Common European Principles for the identification and
validation of non-formal and informal learning (1), the European Guidelines for validation of
non-formal and informal learning (European Commission & Cedefop, 2009) and several
editions of the European Inventory on the validation of non-formal and informal learning.
These efforts resulted, in December 2012, in the adoption of the Council Recommendation (2)
inviting EU countries to establish validation systems allowing individuals to obtain recognised
qualifications on the basis of non-formal or informal learning.

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Lunes, 25 Marzo, 2013
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