Title PILOTING NATIONAL AND EUROPEAN GUIDELINES DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE THE TAKE UP OF THE RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING OUTCOMES
Project Number 2008-1-GB2-LEO05-00226
Product An overview of European research on the Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL] 2000-2010
Title An overview of European research on the Recognition of Prior Learning [RPL] 2000-2010
Product Type others
Marketing Text This paper is a contribution to the Final Report of the Leonardo da Vinci project RPLO.1 “The research picture is somewhat polarised between a wealth of policy-related inventories, projects and comparative studies on the one hand and a small amount of doctoral work on the other. In the main, little attention has been given to scholarly research. Indeed, there is scant „scientific‟ evidence, apart from the outcomes of development projects, to support particular approaches to validation. There are not many research-based articles in peer- reviewed journals (although more in the field of assessment than in other fields). Rigorous critical engagement with policy and aspects of practice is conspicuous by its absence.
The research field is therefore wide open with ample opportunities to build upon the practical, systems-building work and information gathering that has been privileged to date and to deploy different methodologies and theoretical insights to illuminate particular aspects of policy and practice.
The author‟s experience and expertise supports the view expressed above and indicates the need for a systematic, grounded approach to the issues involved. Other, related, publications in this virtual symposium will identify specific aspects arising from the RPLO project. Taken together, these papers are designed to provide an analytical perspective that will inform national implementation3 and specifically to provide an initial methodological input to an Italian follow-on Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project (2010-2012) “Recognition and Development of Vocational Education and Training Competencies” [PEIRA] coordinated by Fondazione Politecnico di Milano.
Target group Policy makers, VET researchers
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Product Languages English