Database of Instruments for Validating Informal and Non-Formal Learning|


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VALERU aims to establish mechanisms and human resources for the validation of non-formal/informal learning (NIL) in Russian Higher Education in order to ensure sustainable development of Russian Higher Education (HE).
The first objective of VALERU is the development of a national methodological basis for validating NIL in HE, harmonized with European best practice and in line with Bologna and the strategic objectives of EU 2020. The focus lies on NIL at the work place (work based learning Ð WBL), seen as a key element when it comes to supporting LLL and linking HE to the labour market. This approach focuses on the learner and how to integrate his/her learning outcomes developed at the work place into study programmes, making the project highly relevant for qualification frameworks and the cooperation between HE institutions and the world of work in the delivery of study programmes. The second objective is the establishment of a platform on validation of NIL in HE based at the Bologna Club, a Russian network of HE institutions. Third objective is the training of experts for the validation of learning outcomes deriving from NIL, establishing a pool of experts in this field. Fourth objective is the piloting of validation of NIL in the Russian partner HE institutions.

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Type of Tool:

Dialogue or conversational methods , Declarative methods, Observations

Phases of Validations:

Identification, Documentation, Assessment

Areas of Interests:

Certification, Informal learning, Key Competences, Lifelong learning, Non-formal learning, Professional skills, Self Assessment, Test, Validation

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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English, Other

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