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Raising awareness of the value of prior learning

In Projects, Pubs by Ruud Duvekot

The central question in the WP4 on the design and implementation of Personalized Lifelong Learning services (PL2S) is ‘how to activate VPL as an effective instrument for linking competences and credits in lifelong learning that appeals to citizens, strengthens their empowerment and also is beneficial to the other stakeholders in society?’. With this question in mind, the ALLMEET project aims …

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EWSETA, South Africa

In Research, Training by Ruud Duvekot

The Energy and Water Services Sector Education and Training Authority (EWSETA) is a skills development authority serving the energy and water sectors in South Africa. Part of the EWSETA’s mandate is to see to the successful implementation of the systematics of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) within the sector. In 2012 the board of the EWSETA decided to realize a …

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Leren Waarderen (download)

In Pubs, Research by Ruud Duvekot

Waar vroeger een eens genoten opleiding voldoende was om jezelf duurzaam te handhaven op de arbeidsmarkt en in de samenleving, is dat tegenwoordig steeds vaker ontoereikend. De houdbaarheid van zowel diploma als baan ‘voor het leven’ neemt af en de noodzaak van levenlang leren neemt toe om je maatschappelijke positie te handhaven of te verbeteren. In een dergelijke ‘lerende samenleving’ …

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ALLMEET project

In Projects by Ruud Duvekot

Tempus is the European Union’s programme which supports the modernisation of higher education in the Partner Countries of Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Western Balkans and the Mediterranean region. The overall objective of Tempus is to contribute to the creation of an area of cooperation in the field of higher education between the European Union and the Tempus Partner Countries. …

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UNESCO-research on ‘Recognition Practices’

In Pubs, Research by Ruud Duvekot

Linking Recognition Practices and National Qualifications Framework Qualification systems across the globe are generally well equipped to deal with learning acquired in institutional settings. However, one of the greatest challenges is how to recognise learning that occurs outside the formal education sector. UIL’s new book, Linking Recognition Practices and National Qualifications Frameworks, edited by Madhu Singh and Ruud Duvekot, tackles this challenge. …

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Handbook Personalized Learning

In Pubs, Training by Ruud Duvekot

Learning is more important and valuable than ever: people are encouraged to realise their potential throughout their lives, and their prior learning valued and recognised. According to policy papers across the globe, this is important for all citizens, including underrepresented groups and non-traditional learners. It is also important for higher education because ‘the learning society’, world wide, requires participation from …

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Managing European Diversity in lifelong learning

In Pubs by Ruud Duvekot

The underlying principle of lifelong learning is that initial education is no longer enough for a lifetime social-economic career. It is more important to develop your competencies (skills, knowledge, attitude & ambitions) throughout life by realizing that ‘your glass is already half full’, and by understanding that everyone always learns in every possible learning environment: formal (school) and non-formal or …

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Linkages of VPL

In Pubs, VPL Biennale by Ruud Duvekot

The book ‘Linkages of VPL’ is both a result of the project ALLinHE as well as an agenda for further exploring and paving the way for VPL, not only in higher education but also in other qualification-levels and – even better – in contexts of work, volunteering, citizenship, inclusion activities and leisure. With this book, the aim is to show …

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Training Portfolio management in Venezuela

In News, Training, Video by Ruud Duvekot

In the summer of 2014 the training ‘Portfoliomanagement’ was organized at “La Universidad de Los Andes (ULA)” in Merida, Venezuela. This training was for university professionals active in the field of lifelong learning.The training professionalized them in portfolio-guidance, -assessment and -management.