Coordinating guidance and validation

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Author: Villalba-Garcia, Ernesto; Moreno da Fonseca, Pedro


Validation and guidance help individuals, organisations and European Union Member States adapt to career challenges and create successful lifelong learning systems. However, little is known about how they are linked in practice and how this connection can be made more efficient. Building on Cedefop's expertise in the two areas, this study, based on analysis of 13 practices from 12 countries, explores how coordination between career guidance and validation of non-formal and informal learning can be improved. Results point to three factors: (a) comprehensiveness: provision of adequate...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Pathways; Career development; Quality

Keywords: European Union; Case study; Comparative analysis; Institutional role; Career counselling; Career guidance; Career planning; Decision making; Recognition of prior learning; Accreditation of prior learning; Policy implications; Recommendations

Geographic subjects: Europe; Austria; Netherlands; Italy; Sweden; Poland; France; Ireland; Czech Republic; Iceland; Portugal; Scotland; Great Britain

Published: Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2019

Physical description: 102 p. (research paper) + 4 p. (executive summary)

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Series: Cedefop research paper; no. 75

ISBN: 9789289629119 (pdf); 9789289629102 (epub)

ISSN: 1831-5860

Statement of responsibility: Ernesto Villalba Garcia and Pedro Moreno da Fonseca

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 139.243

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