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Nordic policies on recognition of prior learning - a comparative analysis
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
2007 (English)In: NERA Congress,2007, 2007Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The recognition of prior learning (RPL) - often in terms of validation /of/ real competence - is a phenomenon that has been paid much attention to in adult and lifelong learning policies in the Nordic countries. This paper presents an overview and comparison of RPL policies in Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, covering the educational sector, the labour market sector and the -third- sector. The comparison comprises aspects like the focus on convergent/controlling vs. divergent/exploring approaches, the summative and formative functions, the focus on different sectors and target groups, and the relation between the educational system and the work life. This paper has also been presented at "Meaning, Relevance & Variation. The Second Nordic Conference on Adult Learning", Linköping, Sweden, 2007

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validering, recognition of prior learning, validation, policy, Nordic, comparative
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-37753Local ID: 38285OAI: diva2:258602
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2014-10-08

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