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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 …

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About Ruud Duvekot

In News by Ruud Duvekot

Who am I? Since 1995 I am involved in policy-making, training and research on lifelong learning strategies and the validation of non-formal and informal learning. I founded the “Kenniscentrum EVC”, the Dutch knowledgecentre on the Validation of Prior Learning (VPL). Recently I worked as associate professor ‘personalized learning’ at Inholland University of Applied Sciences. At present I work as expert at the …

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VPL: The Unfinished Story in Europe

In Pubs by Ruud Duvekot

During the past three years the Leonardo-networkproject Valuation (and Validation) of Prior Learning (VPL) has been working on the research and knowledge exchange of VPL in European practices. The result of this work is presented in this book. In the period 2002-2003 the network concentrated on making an inventory of national learning cultures. This information is compiled in the 2nd …