|Concept - The shift to learning outcomes - Policies and practices in Europe|
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|Thursday, 19 March 2009 00:00|
"The shift to learning outcomes - Policies and practices in Europe" has been published by the Cedefop in 2009 in regards to the development of EQF and ECVET.
This study addresses the shift towards learning outcomes currently taking place in European education and training policies and practices. At European level, launching the European qualifications framework (EQF) and the European credit system for vocational education and training (ECVET) has put learning outcomes firmly on the political agenda. At national level the rapid development of national qualifications frameworks (NQF) points in the same direction.
The shift to learning outcomes is important for several reasons:
The shift to learning outcomes described in this study shows a broad consensus among policy-makers, social partners and education and training practitioners on the relevance of learning outcomes for improving access to and progression within education, training and learning.
A key question asked in the study is whether increased attention to learning outcomes will make any difference at local level and to individual learners? While the learning outcomes perspective is a visible part of the overarching education and training objectives, it is not always clear how this perspective influences definition of standards and curricula, teaching and assessment practices and – eventually – individual learning conditions.
Source: The Cedefop on-line Bookshop
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