Using neural networks and other statistical methods, Skilllab turned the European framework for Skills/Competences, Qualifications and Occupations (ESCO) into a map on which individuals can express their past in rich detail. With the goal of accounting for all skills an individual has acquired through jobs, informal activities and education, Skilllab introduces an innovative and scalable approach to connecting individuals to labor markets, education and validation mechanisms. During his presentation, Ulrich Scharf, co-founder of Skillab, will describe the principles behind the skills mapping, as well as the challenges/barriers to overcome.
Per Andersson, Professor of Education, Linköping University, Sweden and Pär Sellberg, Senior Adviser at the Swdish National Agency for Higher Vocational Education, will give their view on how quality indicators can support the development of VPL arrangements. The Nordic quality model, a monitoring tool with a set of indicators, provides a structured way to assess the current situation in validation at an institutional level and a means of identifying areas of development.
Watch a video, in which Antra Carlsen, the head co-ordinator of the Nordic Network for Adult Learning gives an overview of Procedures and Instruments in Validation of Prior Learning.
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