Making Policy Work

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This seventh volume of the Series VPL Biennale reports on relevant experiences as well as good practices and good policies presented at the 3rd VPL Biennale. It provides more insight in the many ways learners have at their disposal when it comes to making use of their personal learning experiences.

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Project

VPLBIENNALE

Type

Book

Year

2020

ISBN

9789492085115

Author(s)

Ruud Duvekot (eic), Anni Karttunen, Martin Noack & Lieve Van den Brande

Publisher

EC-VPL

Language

English

About

The main theme of the 3rd VPL Biennale in 2019 was “Making Policy Work – Validation of Prior Learning for education and the labour market”. The mission of the 3rd VPL Biennale therewith was - and still is - to share information, knowledge, ideas and visions on VPL, learning from each other’s experiences and creating viable solutions in the ‘VPL world’.

The following questions were central to the conference and its work sessions, in which 300 experts from 40 countries participated:

  • How can bridges be built among stakeholders from the worlds of business, volunteering, and education in order for VPL results to have value?
  • What forms of financing have to be in place in order to make VPL accessible to all learners?
  • What kinds of procedures and instruments provide valid results and can cater for a large number of candidates?
  • What support structures have to be available in order to reach disadvantaged learners
  • What follow-up measures are required for validation to facilitate further learning and enhanced career paths?
  • What issues need to be addressed by laws and regulations for VPL to be effective?

This seventh volume of the Series VPL Biennale reports on relevant experiences as well as good practices and good policies presented at the 3rd VPL Biennale. It provides more insight in the many ways learners have at their disposal when it comes to making use of their personal learning experiences.

Finally, as a disclaimer, the reader should be aware that the English in this publication might be formulated in American-, Euro-, Latin- or UK-English, depending on the authors of the respective chapters.

Biennale Committee 2019
Martin Noack, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Germany
Heidi Bolton, South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), South Africa
Antra Carlsen, Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL)
Ruud Duvekot, European Centre Valuation Prior Learning (EC-VPL), the Netherlands
Bodil Husted, NVR – VIA University College, Denmark
Anni Karttunen, Globedu, Finland
Raúl Valdes Cotera, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Lieve Van den Brande, European Commission, Belgium
Ernesto Villalba-Garcia, CEDEFOP, Greece