Know how to become: A theoretic approach to lifelong learning This blogpost is written by a guest author Dominique GEIMER, who explains his model for educational reform How to become (Savoir Devenir), in which transversal competences play a central [...]
What’s new in TRANSVAL-EU? TRANSVAL-EU consortium held its third partner meeting on 1-2 February 2022. Participation was again high with as much as 30 participants from partner organisations joining. We celebrated early the first year [...]
Learning outcomes: Validation and the EQF/NQF A paradigm shift toward learning outcomes as common language: Instead of focusing on learning inputs, e.g. the length of learning initiatives or the form and setting of learning as [...]
Polish practitioners discuss transversal skills What does ‘transversal’ in ‘transversal skills’ stand for? How can we validate such skills? These are the questions that the Education Research Institute asked the Polish validation and guidance practitioners [...]
Empowering low-skilled adults through the self-assessment of personal, social and learning-to-learn competence The Council Recommendation of 22 May 2018 on key competences for lifelong learning defines the Personal, Social and Learning to Learn competence (PSL) [...]
The European Commission just published two important policy initiatives promoting lifelong learning - the two proposals for Council Recommendations, one on individual learning accounts and another one on micro-credentials.
TRANSVAL-EU project partner, the Lifelong Learning Platform (LLLP) was invited as speaker and participant to the EC Validation event, presenting on tools and methods for the validation of transversal skills.
Among national and regional initiatives on informal learning, the use of innovative tools such as digital badges represent a promising option to setting up an effective system of validation and a transferable model.
In the Italian system, transversal competences are not yet fully integrated in the process of validation of non-formal and informal learning, although they are mentioned in the descriptors within the National Qualification Framework.
Do you know the EQF Advisory Group? In this new blog post, the Lifelong Learning Platform (a partner in TRANSVAL-EU) explains the role of the EQF Advisory Group, where national ministries and key EU stakeholders meet regularly to discuss national developments of their qualification and validation systems.
Lithuania is one of the seven countries participating in the consortium that implements the TRANSVAL-EU project, the validation of transversal skills across Europe. Here is Lithuania's national perspective on validation.
The discourse on validation has been ongoing since the first set of Guidelines for validation of non-formal and informal learning by the European Commission and the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) was issued in 2009.
Sixteen partners from seven countries have started a new challenging endeavour – a policy experimentation on the validation of transversal skills, acquired through non-formal and informal learning across Europe - the TRANSVAL-EU project.