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Validation of Non-formal Adult Education Courses: A New Validation Function for Higher Education Institutes in Europe

Finn, Josephine (2007) Validation of Non-formal Adult Education Courses: A New Validation Function for Higher Education Institutes in Europe. In: Validation and Recognition of Experiential Learning. No. 223855-CP-1-2005-1-LT-GRUNDTVIG-G1 . REACTION – Recognition and Accreditation of Experiential Learning – a Way for Better Accessibility of Adult Education. ISBN 978-9955-12-219-7

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Abstract

One of the outputs from the REACTION project was the development of a model for the validation of nonformal adult education courses. HEIs and universities across Europe, have traditionally been concerned with the validation of formal education programmes only, thus the model proposed by the partners challenges them to employ a new validation function for non-formal courses. This paper argues that this new function will pose many challenges for the HEIs but it further argues that if the model is implemented, there are numerous benefits to be had for individuals and for HEIs.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: validation; core values; group APELing; benefits;
Subjects: Social Sciences > Adult & Community Education
Item ID: 2237
Depositing User: Josephine Finn
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 12:35
Publisher: REACTION – Recognition and Accreditation of Experiential Learning – a Way for Better Accessibility of Adult Education
Refereed: Yes
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