DEBATES ORGANISED BY THE OBSERVAL-Net PROJECT
Validation of non-formal and informal learning (VNIL) as an opportunity for
Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to become Lifelong Learning (LLL) organisations.
VNIL can be very useful when people want to invest in themselves with the aim to improve their possibilities in the labour market or simple for widening their knowledge. It would be very helpful if HEIs could offer tailor-made and affordable VNIL services for individual design of portfolios, assessment and LLL activities.
- The second OBSERVAL-Net on-line debate took place from 17 September to 04 October 2013. This time, our French-speaking community took the lead and proposed a debate in French on the topic:
La preuve dans le processus de validation des acquis non formels et informels (VAE): les méthodes déclaratives comme le dossier de validation (portfolio) et l’entretien ou une évaluation externe comme les simulations ou l’observation à la place de travail ?
Pensez-vous que le dossier de validation (portfolio) soit le meilleur moyen pour fournir la preuve des acquis durant le processus d’évaluation en validation des acquis non formels et informels ?
Non-formal Learning outcomes are equivalent to formal Learning outcomes.
Therefore, universities should value and assess them equally for purposes of awarding qualifications.