Toolkits developed by the partners of the Synergies-Consortium
1) Introduction: This introductory document contains a clarification of main terms linked to validation such as competence, knowledge, skills, formally, non-formally and informally acquired competences. The importance of validation of non-formally and informally acquired is highlighted and the process of validation is described.
In the second part of the introduction we present one tool of validation, the competence cards of the Bertelsmann-Stiftung. . For our target group the competence cards are very useful because they are not that much language-based. They mainly deal with generic competences and it is a self evaluation tool. This tool is very useful in the guidance in a validation process.
This presentation is followed by brief sketches of the tools of the Synergies-partners which are fully described in special documents.