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Download the presentations of the 2nd VPL Biennale

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Conclusions 2nd VPL Biennale – Antra Carlsen

Key-notes on the developments and challenges of VPL for reflections, 11 different workshops with 37 resentations, 170 participants –diversity of perspectives. Antra Carlsen presented the general conclusions about the 2nd VPL Biennale.
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The papers for the 2nd VPL Biennale will be published in an e-book after the Biennale. The version of the papers you can now download are the working papers and will be finalized after the authors got input from the debates, work sessions and networking at the 2nd VPL Biennale.

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Videos: Looking forward to the VPL Biennale

Participants of the next VPL Biennale are looking forward and tell what they think are the important issues.

Partners 2nd VPL Biennale

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DSC01526All across the globe, countries face big challenges in their working and learning systems, both qualitatively (the need for lifelong learning and the updating/upskilling of people, reducing poverty and illiteracy) as well as quantitatively (demographic challenges, drop-outs, (im)migration, retention).

Much research has been done (and is going on) on the added value of the learning outcomes approach in National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs), the effectiveness of Human Resources Management-systems (HRM) and the methods for Validation of Prior Learning (VPL).

A two yearly event for deciding on the strategy of
Validation of Prior Learning… worldwide

The Biennale Committee 2017

Antra Carlsen
NVL, Nordic network for Adult Learning

Madhu Singh
UNESCO, Institute for Lifelong Learning

Ruud Duvekot
EC-VPL, the Netherlands

Kirsten Aagaard
NVR – VIA University College / NVL Expert Network for Validation, Denmark

Location of the 2nd VPL Biennale

The 2nd VPL Biennale will be organised by the Program for Realkompetence (NVR) in Denmark, part of the VIA University College.

Address 2nd VPL BIennale:
VIA University College, Campus Aarhus C , Ceresbyen 24 , DK-8000 Aarhus C
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