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Very few organisations have paid attention to the hidden added value of European mobility: the personal and social key competences developed abroad in a different educational, social and cultural context for a considerable period of time.
The project aims at developing a holistic, ICT-supported and competence oriented learning and validation system that shall be applied in internships at the interface of academia and business. It will contribute to promoting and valuing those competences and learning outcomes that are of fundamental importance in our economy and that are acquired to a large extent in non-formalized learning contexts.
¥ Developing an overarching competence oriented learning approach and a validation system to assess, evidence and certify learning outcomes acquired in different learning contexts;
¥ Enriching existing validation and certification systems by creating reference systems for the above mentioned key competences, assessment tools and a quality approach that will link the validation with existing ECTS-based validation and certification

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Type of Tool:

Dialogue or conversational methods , Declarative methods, Observations , Evidence extracted from work or other practice

Phases of Validations:

Identification, Documentation, Assessment

Areas of Interests:

Intercultural (competences / skills), Evaluation, Informal learning, Key Competences, Lifelong learning, Mobility, Networking, Non-formal learning, Practical skills, Problem solving, Recognition, Self Assessment, Transversal Skills, Validation, Work abroad, Young people, Other

VINA Target Group:

Validation institutions - Public, Validation institutions - Private, Planning validation / adults, Planning validation / institutions, Trainers / teachers supporting informal - non-formal learning

Definition of Tools:

A - Self Validation, B - Unofficial validation

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