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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.

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The Power of VPL

In Pubs, VPL Biennale by Ruud Duvekot

The book ‘The Power of VPL’ is both 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 that …

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Video End Discussion Biennale

In News, VPL Biennale by Ruud Duvekot

Closing session Biennale Panel Session with: Unesco Institute for Lifelong Learning European Commission European Training Foundation Ministry Education, Culture and Sciences, the Netherlands National Institute for lifelong Education (NILE), Republic of Korea Nordic network

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VPL Biennale

In Projects by Ruud Duvekot

VPL (or APL, APEL, RPL, PLAR, EVC, RPLO, VNIL, RVA) is crucial for empowering citizens to be more employable on the labour market, to be self-confiding in choosing for personalised learning programmes and/or for activating citizenship. Many countries have national governments, employers, trade-unions, social organisations, volunteering organisations, schools/universities and many others inveput a lot of effort in developing citizen-steered systems …