Work programme 2012-2015
University Recognition of Prior Learning Centres: Making Lifelong Learning a Reality
This event was oarganized by Jagiellonian University and Foundation for the Development of the Education System with support of the partners of „University Recognition of Prior Learning Centres - Bridging Higher Education with Vocational Education and Training” project.
Before our very eyes, the knowledge society is evolving in the direction of the learning society. It is no longer enough to adapt curricula to the needs of the current economic and social environment – a mere adjustment of didactic forms simply will not prove sufficient. What has become unequivocally essential is an elaboration of tools for an effective support of the growth of the individual by means of paving flexible paths for their personal development.
Recognition of prior learning is gaining more importance in the tertiary education system Thanks to RPL, the number of adults returning to formal higher education system may significantly increase. With the recognition and certification of learning outcomes acquired in informal and non- formal ways, they can feel motivated to start learning within the tertiary education framework. Thus, owing to recognition of prior learning, the concept of lifelong learning ceases to be a mere fair idea and becomes an effective tool for the development of a learning society.
The aim of the conference is to promote the idea of Lifelong Learning (LLL) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in higher education among Polish and European stakeholders. The conference is a part of the European project financed by the Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation program: „University Recognition of Prior Learning Centres - Bridging Higher Education with Vocational Education and Training”