TRANSVAL-EU partners at the Validation of Prior Learning Biennale in Iceland
On May 19-20th, some TRANSVAL-EU partners attended one of the main international events around validation, the Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) Biennale. The event, which had previously been postponed due to the pandemic, took place in Iceland in hybrid format and gathered an impressive number of experts from around the world in person with over 200 attendees.
This edition was hosted by the Education and Training Service Centre (ETSC) and aimed at “Building a common ground” between validation experts from different fields of lifelong learning (VET, adult education, third sector, etc.) and institutions (public authorities, validation centres, international organisations, education and training organisations, etc.)
The Biennale’s main themes were:
- Validation and working life
- Validation and education/training
- Validation and social sustainability
- Validation and personal development
Representatives from the TRANSVAL-EU project partner organisations Austria’s Agency for Education and Internationalisation (OeAD-GmbH), the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP), the Educational Research Institute (IBE), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL) also joined as participants.
Maurice De Greef from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) was invited to present the project research work at a workshop on Theme 3: VPL and personal development. You can download his presentation here. The presentation raised a lot of interest from the audience on the project and the topic of transversal competences.
You can find recordings of the following keynotes among others:
- More than 20 years working on validation, Ernesto Villalba, experts at CEDEFOP
- The development of „Credentials as you go“, Nan Travers, SUNY Empire State College, USA
- A users voice, Jón Gnarr, Icelandic actor, comedian and politician
- ILO perspectives on VPL, Pedro Morena da Fonseca, ILO
- UNESCO perspective: Creating and embracing a culture of lifelong learning, Marie Macauley, UNESCO UIL
You can find all materials (PPTs and Keynote recordings) from the Biennale HERE.