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September 30, 2023

UNESCO showcases Advancements in Skills Recognition, Qualifications, and Prior Learning Credit.

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Unesco Qualifications

Paris, September 30, 2023 — UNESCO has been a leading advocate for recognizing skills, qualifications, and prior learning. It plays a crucial role in shaping policies and practices that facilitate mobility, enhance employability, and broaden access to education and training opportunities.

On September 27, 2023, UNESCO hosted a webinar attended by around 180 participants to showcase recent work in skills recognition, qualifications, and recognition of prior learning. The event provided a platform for sharing research findings, discussing best practices, and facilitating global dialogue on these critical topics.

During the webinar, participants learned about the findings of a cross-country analysis of qualifications frameworks presented in the recently published Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications Frameworks, Volume II: National and Regional Case Studies. This publication, created in collaboration with partners Cedefop and the European Training Foundation (ETF), offers policy-makers, educators, researchers, and experts information on recent developments in this field.

Volume II includes 79 national qualifications framework country chapters from all continents and four regional qualifications frameworks. A cross-country analysis of case studies examines the objectives, functions, and characteristics of national qualifications frameworks and their contributions to broader educational and training systems.

The webinar also featured presentations on the upcoming UNESCO Manual for Recognition of Prior Learning. It is a practical guide for stakeholders involved in planning, developing, and implementing recognition of prior learning systems. The manual draws insights from country experiences and offers valuable lessons and policy considerations.

UNESCO believes education is a fundamental human right and a powerful tool for more inclusive and sustainable societies. Recognizing skills and qualifications, including those acquired informally, is crucial to this mission. Learning often occurs outside the traditional classroom through life experiences, informal employment, and self-directed study. UNESCO acknowledges the value of non-formal and informal learning experiences and works towards their recognition and validation.

Through its initiatives, research, and collaborative efforts with Member States, UNESCO continues to pave the way for individuals to harness their talents, access educational opportunities, and thrive in a rapidly changing global job market. As we look to the future, the work of UNESCO remains essential in unlocking the potential of learners and workers worldwide.

Source: UNESCO


— The editor, a Member of the Association of Higher Education Professionals, is a UNESCO IIEP certified HE Planning Consultant. StumbleUpon reddit Facebook Google Plus Tweet This Seed This on Newsvine

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