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KNOW HOW TO BECOME : A theoretic approach to lifelong learning

4 March 2022|

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?

24 February 2022|

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

Learning outcomes: Validation and the EQF/NQF

14 February 2022|

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

Polish practitioners discuss transversal skills

7 February 2022|

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 [...]

VNFIL in French-speaking Belgium

17 November 2021|

The validation of non-formal and informal learning has come a long way in French-speaking Belgium. At its heart lies the Consortium de Validation des Compétences (CVDC) who coordinates the efforts.

Validation in Austria: The National Context

3 November 2021|

In the Austrian educational landscape, the main focus lies on formally acquired qualifications as proof of skills and competences. To learn more about validation in Austria, keep on reading.

The National Context for Validation in Italy

27 October 2021|

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.

The Partner Perspective – Lithuania

27 June 2021|

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.

On the Intersection of Guidance and Validation

21 June 2021|

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.

TRANSVAL-EU: Project Kick-Off

20 June 2021|

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.

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