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ERIC Number: EJ790995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
Aligning Learning Outcomes Descriptors in National and Meta-Frameworks of Qualifications--Learning from Irish Experience
Maguire, Bryan; Mernagh, Edwin; Murray, Jim
European Journal of Vocational Training, v42 n3-v43 n1 p70-83 2007-2008
In this paper, the issues involved in aligning national and meta-frameworks are explored and analysed. The exploration is timely, given that two qualifications meta-frameworks are currently being developed and implemented in Europe: the question is now how relationships should be established between these new reference tools and national qualifications structures and systems. Drawing on recent experiences in Ireland of comparing the national framework of qualifications with the Bologna framework and the emerging European qualifications framework, the paper addresses some of the methodological issues in establishing such alignment and identifies a process that may be useful as a starting-point in developing common approaches to be adopted by other countries in undertaking these tasks. (Contains 3 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ireland