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7 May

3rd Biennale on Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) - Register now!


The 3rd VPL Biennale focusses on "Making policy work - Validation of Prior Learning for education and the labour market"

The VPL Biennale is about sharing knowledge, ideas and visions on VPL and about the creative process of learning from each other’s successes, problems and solutions in ‘the VPL-world’.

Join us in drafting and adopting the Berlin Declaration on Validation of Prior Learning, which paves the road for a stronger and more sustainable implementation of VPL!

Good practice and good policy presentations and discussions in 24 Workshops across six policy tracks:1. Organisational arrangements2. Financing3. Procedures and instruments4. Support structures5. Post-validation pathways6. Legal foundations

Why the VPL Biennale?

All across the globe, countries face big challenges in their working and learning systems, both qualitatively (the need for lifelong learning and the updating/upskilling of people, reducing poverty and illiteracy) as well as quantitatively (demographic challenges, drop-outs, (im)migration, retention).

Much research has been done (and is going on) on the added value of the learning outcomes approach in National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs), the effectiveness of Human Resources Management-systems (HRM) and the methods for Validation of Prior Learning (VPL).

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Bertelsmann Stiftung, in cooperation with: Cedefop, the European Commission, EC-VPL, ETF, UNESCO UIL, NVL, SAQA, LLL-Platform, EPALE
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> 200
Bringing together the VPL community for an exchange of good practice and good policy. Drafting and adopting the Berlin Declaration on Validation of Prior Learning to set the benchmark for validation systems worldwide.
Verwachte leerresultaten
The following questions shall be discussed and answered: 1. How can bridges be built among stakeholders from the worlds of business, volunteering, and education in order for VPL results to have value? 2. What forms of financing have to be in place in order to make VPL accessible to all learners? 3. What kinds of procedures and instruments provide valid results and can cater for a large number of
candidates? 4. What support structures have to be available in order to reach disadvantaged learners? 5. What follow-up measures are required for validation to facilitate further learning and enhanced career
paths? 6. What issues need to be addressed by laws and regulations for VPL to be effective?

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Laatste discussies

EPALE Discussie: Wat kunnen we doen om de volwasseneneducatie beter te maken voor mensen met een beperking?

In juni richt EPALE de schijnwerpers op hoe mensen met een beperking kunnen bijleren. We horen graag van jou hoe we volwasseneneducatie voor mensen met een beperking kunnen verbeteren. De schriftelijke discussie (in het Engels) zal plaatsvinden op 8 juni om 14 uur (CEST).

Vindt u het ook jammer dat de volwasseneneducatie nauwelijks bijdraagt aan het nieuwe decreet voor duaal leren?