The power of VPL: validation of prior learning as a multi-targeted approach for access to learning opportunities for all [pre-Biennale book]


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Learning is more than ever important and valuable, and people are encouraged to invest in their potential throughout their lives, taking into account their prior learning. According to policy papers all across the globe, this should concern all citizens, including the underrepresented groups and non-traditional learners with regard to higher education because everywhere the knowledge-economy needs more higher-educated participation from all. [This book is] an agenda for further exploring and paving the way for [validation of prior learning] VPL, not only in higher education but also in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Equity; Lifelong learning; Employment; Higher education; Teaching and learning; Disadvantaged; Migration; Gender

Keywords: Accreditation of prior learning; Recognition of prior learning; Access to education and training; Employability; Informal learning; Nonformal learning; Migrants

Geographic subjects: Asia; Korea (South); Europe; Great Britain; Switzerland; Finland; France; Ireland; Netherlands; Norway

Published: Vught, Netherlands: Inholland University AS and European Centre Valuation Prior Learning, 2014

Physical description: 272 p.

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Conference number: 1st

Date: 2014

Place: Rotterdam, Netherlands

Series: VPL Biennale series; no. 1

ISBN: 9789081254908

Statement of responsibility: Edited by Ruud Duvekot, Benedicte Halba, Kirsten Aagaard, Sergij Gabrscek, Jane Murray

Resource type: Edited book

Document number: TD/TNC 116.1443

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