21 mai 2019

Informal Learning - Here at Last?

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Informal Learning - Here at Last?
OK, I need to set the record straight here. The author writes, "Learning just happens âx" sometimes particularly around the water cooler. So let there be more water coolers âx" and then add comfy chairs, sofas, and an espresso machine so that employees, who happen to be people, can chat and exchange ideas. That's how they will learn." No, this is exactly wrong, in my view. More...

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07 mai 2019

PROJET CLAN : Reconnaissance des compétences en éducation non formelle

Résultat de recherche d'images pour Le projet CLAN, regroupant des partenaires de 4 pays, dont un réseau Européen, consiste à créer une application pour permettre l’identification et la reconnaissance de compétences acquises dans sa propre vie, en éducation non formelle. 
L’outil créé, appelé REBEL (acronyme Anglais) permet à des apprenants éloignés du monde du travail d’identifier les compétences qu’ils ont mis en œuvre durant leur vie. Plus...

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28 avril 2019

RAMAA supports the training of non-formal education specialists

UILAs part of its Action Research: Measuring Literacy Programme Participants’ Learning Outcomes (RAMAA) programme, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) was invited to provide teaching units for the regional Engineering in Design and Management of Educational Alternatives (ICGAE) Master's programme at the École normale supérieure (ENS) of Abdou Moumouni University, Niger, from 29 January to 4 February 2019. More...

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09 avril 2019

Formalizing Informal Learning

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Formalizing Informal Learning
The title of this article is enough to make me wince but over the authors talk about creating supports for informal learning in the workplace rather than just hoping it happens. What needs to happen, they write, is that informal learning needs to be integrated into formal learning in the sense that it should be tied to measurable performance metrics. Of course, this isn't the point of informal learning at all - but I can see the point. More...

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11 février 2019

Cedefop Projects - Validation of non-formal and informal learning

HomeThe importance to Europe of skilled and knowledgeable citizens extends beyond formal education to learning acquired in non-formal or informal ways. Citizens must be able to demonstrate what they have learned to use this learning in their career and for further education and training. More...

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10 février 2019

Cedefop Non-formal and informal learning - Validation tools

HomeThe recommendation emphasises the need for appropriate tools and instruments allowing for validation of non-formal and informal learning, also drawing attention to the relevance of common European tools for transparency and recognition and their possible support to the process: ‘the use of Union transparency tools, such as the Europass framework and Youthpass, is promoted in order to facilitate the documentation of learning outcome’ (Council of EU, 2012, p. 3, point 3i); and asks Member States to assure that ‘[…] synergies exist between validation arrangements and credit systems applicable in the formal education and training system, such as ECTS and ECVET’ (p. 4, point 3j); as well as asking Member States to foster participation of stakeholders that ‘[…] should promote and facilitate the identification and documentation of learning outcomes acquired at work or in voluntary activities, using relevant Union transparency tools such as those developed under the Europass framework and Youthpass’ (p. 4, point 4a). More...

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Cedefop Non-formal and informal learning - Skills audit and the labour market

HomeThe recommendation states that ‘disadvantaged groups, including individuals who are unemployed and those at risk of unemployment, are particularly likely to benefit from the validation arrangements, since validation can increase their participation in lifelong learning and their access to the labour market.’ It further states that ‘individuals who are unemployed or at risk of unemployment have the opportunity, in accordance with national legislation and specificities, to undergo a ‘skills audit’ aimed at identifying their knowledge, skills and competences within a reasonable period of time, ideally within six months of an identified need’ (Council of EU, 2012, p. 4, point 3c). More...

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Cedefop Non-formal and informal learning - Validation in education and training

HomeThe recommendation recognises the key-role played by education and training institutions in taking forward validation: ‘education and training providers should facilitate access to formal education and training on the basis of learning outcomes acquired in non-formal and informal settings and, if appropriate and possible, award exemptions and/or credits for relevant learning outcomes acquired in such settings’ (Council of EU, 2012, p. 4, point 4b). More...

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Cedefop Non-formal and informal learning - The professional competences of validation practitioners

HomeThe recommendation maintains that ‘provision is made for the development of the professional competences of staff involved in the validation process across all relevant sectors’ (Council of EU, 2012, p. 3, point 3g). More...

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Cedefop Non-formal and informal learning - Standards and learning outcomes

HomeThe recommendation asks Member States to assure that ‘qualifications or, where applicable, parts of qualifications obtained by means of the validation of non-formal and informal learning experiences comply with agreed standards that are either the same as, or equivalent to, the standards for qualifications obtained through formal education programmes’ (Council of EU, 2012, p. 3, point 3h). More...

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