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Caretakers' experiences of validation
Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1194-9708
2005 (English)In: NERA Congress,2005, 2005Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Validation (recognition of prior learning) means an idea of -making learning visible- - of valuing knowledge irrespective of how, when and where it is learnt. This is a phenomenographic analysis of how a group of caretakers from a Swedish property managing company experience participation in a validation initiative focusing on their vocational competence. The results show how validation is experienced as an opportunity for personal development, a matter of assessment and control, or -only scratching the surface-. The process is also experienced in different ways in terms of learning - with a focus on prior learning or new learning, or even no learning. Other benefits of validation are described in terms of exchange value or personal development. The results are integrated in a model where the relation between the individual and the validation process is a developmental, a credit-exchange or a critical relation.

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recognition of prior learning, validation, phenomenography, work life
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29344Local ID: 14666OAI: diva2:250156
Available from: 2009-10-09 Created: 2009-10-09 Last updated: 2014-10-08

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