Towards a common definition of micro-credentials

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Author: Oliver, Beverley

Abstract:

Micro-credentials are increasingly promoted as a new and more flexible way of recognising knowledge, skills and competences. Micro-credentials are flourishing with more new brand names constantly emerging. However, acceptance and recognition of micro-credentials by employers and policy makers is hampered because, among other challenges, there is no universally recognised definition that clearly communicates to lay users, particularly learners and employers, what micro-credentials are. This study set out to address this challenge, by proposing a consensual definition, in the hope of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Teaching and learning; Qualifications; Policy

Keywords: Microcredentials; Policy analysis; Recognition of current competency; Quality assurance

Published: Paris, France: UNESCO, 2022

Physical description: 36 p.

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https://unesdoc.unesco.org/ark:/48223/pf0000381668

Also called: A conversation starter: towards a common definition of micro-credentials: draft preliminary report, September 2021

Notes:
The draft preliminary report, published in 2021, is available at: https://www.edubrief.com.au/uploads/4/5/0/5/45053363/draft_unesco_report_microcredentials_13_sept_21.pdf

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 145.1014

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