VPL in Singapore

The Lifelong Learning Conference of Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) provided a platform for the examination of an education that empowers learners to go beyond the classroom and chart their own life journey within society. The conference was designed for participants from education, workforce development, and corporate training sectors to exchange conceptual ideas, case studies, grassroots initiatives, etc., which aims at strengthening lifelong learning in Singapore and in the region.

For this inaugural event, the theme identifying the role of higher education prompted everyone to focus on the institutions of higher education as one major leverage to augment lifelong learning. We can expect insights on how such institutions are able to encourage a culture of learning for all, ways of operationalizing Validation of Prior Learning (VPL), understanding pathways of higher education to labour markets, building learning cities, and last but not least, advancing pedagogy in adult learning.

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