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Bustos, Antonio; Arostegui, Jose Luis – Quality of Higher Education, 2012
Universities in Europe have been playing an increasingly important role in the institutional evaluation of political and social systems for the last thirty years. Their major contribution to those processes of accountability has been to add methods and safeguards of evaluative research. In this paper we report an illustration of how evaluative…
Descriptors: Research Administration, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Social Services
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Bjornavold, Jens – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
This article addresses the gradual introduction of arrangements for validation of non-formal and informal learning in Europe. While the debate on how to identify, assess and recognise learning achievements acquired outside formal education and training institutions has been going on for several decades, we can now observe that these approaches are…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education, Educational Development
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Duvekot, Ruud – Quality of Higher Education, 2009
Valuing Learning is the process of promoting participation in and outcomes of (formal or non-formal) learning and as such the organising principle for lifelong learning strategies. It aims at the recognition and validation of prior learning (VPL) and further development. Four main models of Valuing Learning can be distinguished: (1) the…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Prior Learning, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries