Building a common ground
Validation of prior learning for integrated approaches in lifelong learning
The 4th Validation of Prior Learning Biennale took place on May 19-20 2022 in Iceland with The Education and Training Service Centre (ETSC) as the host. The 4th VPL Biennale focused on how validation processes can become an integral part of policies and services to support lifelong learning. Participants were able to explore various validation processes and support measures and learn from the results achieved around the world. Validation is about making visible and giving value to all learning, irrespectively of where and when it has been acquired. Validation plays a role in widening participation in learning, work, active citizenship and democratization.
Meet Nan Travers and Jens Bjornavåld
Dr. Nan Travers
What is validation about?
VPL gives visibility and value to all forms of learning and seeks to uncover and unlock latent talent in the workforce and in society. The biennale is for policy makers, researchers, users, practitioners, and other stakeholders involved in the development and implementation of Validation of Prior Learning.
It is a conference about sharing knowledge, ideas and visions of VPL, learning from each other’s experiences and creating viable solutions in the ‘VPL world’.