1st VPL Biennale 2014
The VPL Biennale is a two yearly event. Experts, researchers, policy makers and people interested in VPL come together to discuss current developments in Validation of Prior Learning and present their research, policies, methods and practices.
The VPL conference ‘The promise of VPL as the motor of social ánd economic change‘ concentrates on the broad picture of VPL in society. The effects of VPL policy and practice on social context.Visit the VPL Biennale website
Those interested in the VPL conference, like policy-makers, researchers and experts in universities, schools for higher education, in business, HRD-specialists, writers and journalists, there is a special 3 day conference from April the 9th till 11th 2014.
Send us your publication, papers, books or research
We like to invite the researchers and experts on Valuation of Prior Learning to send their papers, publications, books and research. Click here to contribute to the conference.
Play a role during the conference
A number of researchers will be invited to play a role during the conference (presentation, discussion, workshop, poster-session, keynote or round table). Make this a Biennale to remember! Click here if you want to contribute to the conference.
Knowledge exchange, networking, discussion on recent developments and the future and a market place for sharing knowledge & expertise.
VPL (or APL, APEL, RPL, PLAR, EVC, RPLO, VNIL, RVA) is crucial for empowering citizens to be more employable on the labour market, to be self-confiding in choosing for personalised learning programmes and/or for activating citizenship.
Many countries have national governments, employers, trade-unions, social organisations, volunteering organisations, schools/universities and many others inveput a lot of effort in developing citizen-steered systems for Validation of Prior Learning.
Crucial is the vision that it doesn’t matter what, where or how you learned or achived something; what really matters: are you aware of your learning results and of its value and can you prove it and use it for further learning, development or career-chances?
With the 1st Biennale on Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) we aim at creating a platform for policy makers, practitioners, users, researchers and all other stakeholders that are interested in further developing/implementing VPL in their practice.
The 1st VPL Biennale is about sharing information, knowledge, ideas and visions ánd about the creative process of learning from each others successes, problems and solutions. All forms for knowledge- and competence-exchange are offered: workshops, discussions, poster-sessions, a marketplace, keynotes, active on-line publishing, etc.