How can validation empower adults in their lifelong learning and earning journey? Why is it important to validate people’s transversal skills? What are the opportunities for creating a credentialing system?
You can find the answers to these questions in our podcast episodes from the 4th VPL Biennale.
How can validation empower? Interview with Deb Carr
How can validation empower adults in their lifelong learning and earning journey?
That question is Deb Carr’s passion. NVL met her at the 4th Biennale in Reykjavik. In this NVL podcast, she describes not only the project she is working on currently consolidating lessons learnt to compile UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning’s (UIL) global guidelines on RVA for migrants and refugees. But also, her own journey.Listen to Podcast: How can validation empower
About Deb Carr
Deb Carr is a designer, policy developer, researcher and evaluator of skills recognition systems and programs within the Australian, United Arab Emirates and Thailand’s (T)VET sector.
Deb is currently working in the UAE as the (T)VET Policy Specialist for the UAE Military Qualification Centre to optimise RPL outcomes to transition retiring members into civilian occupations commensurate with their acquired skills and knowledge during service.
VPL of transversal skills for all citizens – Interview with Maurice de Greef
In this podcast, Maurice de Greef explains what transversal skills are, and tells listeners about the TRANSVAL-EU project and why it is important to validate people’s transversal skills.
Dr Maurice de Greef is chair-holder of the UNESCO Chair on Adult Education researcher at Vrije University Brussels. He has managed local, regional and European projects in innovating learning environments, strategic policy-making in education and developing strategies for approaching learners. His research focuses on the validation of non-formal and informal learning in The Netherlands. He plays a key role in conducting a survey and consultation round in the TRANSVAL-EU project.
The interviewer in this podcast is Bryndís Skarphéðinsdóttir, NVL coordinator for Iceland.Listen to Podcast: VPL of transversal skills for all citizens
More about the TRANSVAL-EU project
The TRANSVAL-EU project is a European project, which studies the opportunities and the necessary conditions of VPL of transversal skills for all citizens in the European society.
Credentials as you go – Interview with Nan Travers
In this podcast, Dr Nan Travers tells about the project “Credential as You Go: Transforming the Credentialing System of the U.S” and opportunities of creating a credentialing system and the impact it can have on society.
Dr Nan Travers is the director of the Center for Leadership in Credentialing Learning at SUNY Empire State College. She focuses on research, policies and practices of the recognition, validation, and credentialing of prior learning. Currently, she is leading the project Credential as You Go: Transforming the Credentialing System of the U.S. It is a way of formally recognizing people’s knowledge and skills in smaller increments and not expecting people to gain a full degree
The interviewer in this podcast is Bryndís Skarphéðinsdóttir, NVL coordinator for Iceland.Listen to Podcast: Credentials as you go