Rethinking the role of the assessment of non-formal learning

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Author: Bjornavold, Jens; Brown, Alan


The current role of assessment is undergoing substantial change with a number of European countries paying increasing attention to the development of assessment methodologies in an attempt to measure the informal/nonformal learning that is taking place at work, in leisure time activities and at home. This chapter highlights some of the challenges and dilemmas facing the new wave of assessment methodologies which are currently being developed by asking three questions: (1) which methodologies have been introduced in order to expand assessment and measurement techniques into areas of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Assessment; Research; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Nonformal education; Informal education; Measurement; Training

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: Luxembourg: CEDEFOP, 2002

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Pages: pp.128-149

Series: Cedefop reference series; no. 37

ISBN: 9289601302

ISSN: 1608-7089

Statement of responsibility: Jens Bjornavold and Alan Brown

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 71.369

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