Challenges and opportunities of micro-credentials in Europe

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Author: Uggeri, Matteo; Barlassina, Laura


This investigation has been carried out within the EU funded Erasmus+ international project MicroHE, 'Supporting Learning Excellence through Micro-Credentialing in Higher Education' that aims to provide the most comprehensive policy analysis yet conducted of the impact of modularisation, unbundling and micro-credentialing in European higher education. This investigation's main purpose is to create a briefing paper that will identify the main methodological and operational challenges in recognising micro-credentials, both for purposes of academic recognitions as well as for employment, in...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Qualifications; Higher education; Assessment; Providers of education and training; Students

Keywords: Microcredentials; Policy analysis; Accreditation; Accreditation of prior learning; Recognition of prior learning; Recognition of current competency; Skill development; Regulation; Interview

Geographic subjects: Europe; Finland; France; Germany; Hungary; Ireland; Italy; Lithuania; Portugal; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden

Published: [Brussels, Belgium]: European Commission, 2019

Physical description: 47 p.

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On cover: Briefing paper on the award, recognition, portability and accreditation of micro-credentials: an investigation through interviews with key stakeholders and decision makers

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 146.121

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