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Friday, 05 March 2021 13:42

Glossary of Important Skills and Competences

This glossary, created by the European Commission, highlights key competences and skills needed in contemporary Europe. These can also be incorporated into application materials.

The glossary defines skills and competences in the following categories

  • Knowledge
  • Skills
  • Attitudes and values
  • Language skills and knowledge

Check out the full glossary here.

Published in Knowledge Base

A group of researchers from Finland, Sweden and Denmark has conducted a study on quality in the validation process. The researchers have started from a model for quality assurance in validation developed by NVL's expert network for validation in 2013. The researchers have studied the model's usefulness by letting three education providers in the Nordic countries participate in an interactive research process in 2016 and 2017

The results in the report show that the model works to point out strategically important parts and phases in the validation process from a quality assurance perspective. The researchers can see that the model's broad approach has been useful in identifying development areas in all participating education providers, regardless of country and difference in organization.

Download the report here

Published in Knowledge Base

The Nordic network on validation of prior learning released a set of web-based tools in December 2020. The Nordic Quality Compass tools are based on the work carried out earlier (2011–2016) by the network.

The tools can now be fully operated online with a possibility of creating a personal account and development plans. The set of tools consist of two tools for system and procedure evaluation purposes and three tools for practitioners (assessors, counsellors, and coordinators) for self-assessment purposes.

→ The tools are available for free at https://qualitycompass.eu.

Published in Knowledge Base

The Policy Brief is published 8 th of February 2021 by the Nordic Network for Adult Learning (NVL) that refer to the Nordic Council of Ministers .

The Policy Brief highlights ten years of the validation network's development work around the issue of quality in validation of prior learning, including the most recent web-based set of evaluation tools for policy makers as well as practitioners. It also takes a look at the current situation in the Nordic region, pinpointing the most prevalent strengths, weaknesses, opportunities as well as threats in terms of validation. The network has laid out a set of practical recommendations for future action, including expanding high-quality validation practices from formal learning towards working life and non-formal and informal settings.

The Policy Brief can be downloaded here! 

Published in Knowledge Base

"Compendium of training courses curricula II.Handbook on international pilot trainings for the first time international projects realisers"

In this handbook for interested in international cooperation you will find, firstly, a brief review the basics of andragogy and adult education methods. Secondly, you will find here real, practical examples on organising European level, international trainings supporting international cooperation. How to plan, design and deliver international training for first-time international projects realisers? What should it contain? What methods could be used? What possible training programmes could be realised? And especially - how to turn a 'traditional', on-the-site training into an online form? Feel invited to get inspired by the Polish, Hungarian, Danish, Austrian and Italian experiences while planning your trainings - or chosing the best training offer to upgrade your competences!

Key competences and needs for support. Report II on international project management in the civil society sector of adult education.”

The research was realised in Poland, Italy, Hungary, Denmark and Austria in the spring 2019. It consisted of on-line questionnaire, interviews and a desk research. The research respondents were over 200 managers and management bodies members of the civil society organisations active in the field of lifelong learning, as well as several specialists working for the European grant programmes operators. In addition to the key competences of the international project managers, the report describes the needs of support expected by the international cooperation specialists from the managers of the organisations they are working for.