EUCEN has always fought for the development and implementation of validation of prior learning. VINCE is a step forward towards making validation accessible also to newcomers and refugees!
Carme Royo, EUCEN
Validation gives people the chance to understand the full range of their skills and competences. Tacit knowledge is getting explicit and validation candidates can live up to their full potential. This is empowerment.
Isabell Grundschober, Danube University Krems
Learning processes take place everywhere – not only at school or university. Validating these learning outcomes is getting more and more important. Also technology supported learning environment will change accordingly in the future – to support the validation of non-formal and informal learning.
Peter Baumgartner, Danube University Krems
If you say ‘yes’ to Lifelong Learning you have to say ‘yes’ to validation of competences. It is very important to make informal learning worthwhile.
Thomas Eckert, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
The Project Timeline
1. PEER LEARNING SEMINAR
Working in translational teams: A common understanding of validation for refugees and migrants was developed.
2. GOOD PRACTICE COLLECTION
Collection of good practices examples: Outcomes of this phase can be found at Validation in Europe and Experiences.
3. VALIDATION GUIDELINES
Guidelines for Higher Education Staff and Validation Professionals: How to help refugees and migrants to access higher education at their institutions.
4. VALIDATION TRAINING
Training of higher education staff and validation professionals: How to support refugees and migrants in accessing higher education through validation procedures.
5. POLICY RECOMMENDATION
Based on the project outcomes policy recommendations are developed. They will be available until the end of the project on the VINCE platform.
The VINCE Project Is Just Getting Started!
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