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ERIC Number: EJ801372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Vocational Education and Training in Europe: An Alternative to the European Qualifications Framework?
Journal of European Industrial Training, v32 n2-3 p221-234 2008
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to address the development of a European architecture of vocational education and promote an alternative proposal. Design/methodology/approach: This paper is the result of discussions of researchers in the Institut Technik und Bildung on a European Qualification Framework. Findings: The paper provides an alternative approach to the European Qualifications Framework that accepts learning in professional and occupational practice as a form of learning in its own right. Research limitations/implications: Even though the European Council has made a decision on the adoption of the EQF, this paper is a worthwhile contribution to the further dialogue that emphasises the notion of learning in settings of professional and occupational practice. Practical implications: The practical question arises if the accreditation and assessment methods for learning through experience on the one hand and learning in formalised settings on the other can be the same. Originality/value: The paper provides an alternative approach to the European Qualifications Framework and will be of interest to those in that field. (Contains 2 figures, 1 table, and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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