EURASHE is a partner in the RPLip (Recognition of Prior Learning in Practice) project.
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In the Paris Communiqué the ministers “commit to developing policies that encourage and support higher education institutions to fulfil their social responsibility and contribute to a more cohesive and inclusive society…” This project will address that commitment by way of establishing a peer group concentrating on Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
The project aims to promote different ways of recognising competences for access to further studies and for credits. The objective is to encourage, through structured peer learning, the participating countries to develop quality assured and consistent processes/working methods to recognise non-formal and informal learning. An important starting point will be national guidelines and the European guidelines for validating non-formal and informal learning developed by Cedefop. Some communal additional standards will be considered but the main objective is that each country develops its own working method through the peer learning process organised within the project. Taking into consideration the autonomy of the HEIs it will provide guiding principles that should be of help to institutions in their RPL-practices. The expected impact is that HEIs provide for a quality assured process for recognising competences for access to further studies and for credits.
The main beneficiaries are students and potential students at HEIs with the main expected impact being easier access to higher education and get credits recognized towards a qualification through the recognition of prior learning. Also, HEI staff working with student counseling, admissions and recognition as well as academic staff will benefit from the project. The participating HEIs will benefit from the exchange of best practices. Following the testing phase at these selected HEIs, the other HEIs will benefit by receiving tested guidelines which will help them to increase access to and continuity within their study programmes.
EURASHE, together with its RPLip project partners, invites you to share your views and experiences regarding RPL in Higher Education in the newly launched survey “Mapping Institutional Experience of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Higher Education”, which aims at mapping the situation, challenges and good practices in this field.
Fill in the survey here by Saturday 30 November