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ERIC Number: EJ790997
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1977-0219
European and National Qualifications Frameworks--A Challenge for Vocational Education and Training in Germany
Hanf, Georg; Rein, Volker
European Journal of Vocational Training, v42 n3-v43 n1 p113-128 2007-2008
In the debate on the draft European Qualifications Framework and the possible development of a German Qualifications Framework (GQF) great interest is being shown in Germany in a qualifications framework that promises transparency and permeability and is based on competences. There has also been opposition on the basis of the fundamental principles of the German system, which has had an impact on some public statements about the EQF. The aim is to create a GQF that can be linked to the EQF, and which covers all areas of education and is geared to practical vocational capacities. The design and implementation of such a tool raises several questions. Are the vocational principle and the acquisition of practical capacities compatible with a qualifications framework based on learning outcomes? What rules should be applied to standard-based certification of learning outcomes obtained non-formally and informally? How can credits function as a precondition for procedures for the transfer, recognition and accumulation of competences acquired? Finally, what consequences ensue for quality assurance in education and training provision? (Contains 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany