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The presentation was held in the framework of a study visit at the Oslo VO Sinsen, Norway organised for the participants of the AVA expert seminar (1-2 February 2016).

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  1. 1. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of Prior Learning at Oslo VO Sinsen Oslo VO Sinsen
  2. 2. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning
  3. 3. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Some key-concepts • Knowledge: the body of facts, principles, theories and practices related to a field of study or workSource: European Comission, Proposal for a Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning, Brussels, 2006 • Learning: a process by which an individual acquires knowledge, know-how, skills and/or competencies; may take place in formal, non- formal and informal settingsSource: Cedefop and EQF Working group, 2006 • Learning outcomes: the set of knowledge, know- how, skills and/or competencies; can arise from any form of learning settingSource: Cedefop 2003 and 2006
  4. 4. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning: Benefits • Individual – Opens possibilities for further qualifications inside the formal education system – Opens possibilities for better position on labour market • Society – A dynamic qualification system which is better adapted to the changing of the labour market
  5. 5. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning in Norway: historical background • Result of the Realkompetanse Project (a part of The Competence Reform 1999-2002) • Aim: to give the adults the right to document their non-formal and informal learning without having to undergo traditional forms of testing • Aim: to establish a national system for the documentation and validation of non-formal and informal learning, with legitimacy both in the workplace and the education system Source: VOX, "Validation of non-formal and informal learning in Norway; The Realkompetanse Project 1999-2002"
  6. 6. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning in Norway today • "Realkompetanse": all types of prior learning – formal, non-formal and informal • Primary, lower and upper secondary educations: prior learning is validated against learning outcomes in national curricula • The validation is performed by services at county or community level, in adult education centers Source: VOX, "Validation of prior learning"
  7. 7. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Oslo Voksenopplæring Sinsen • Adult education center, part of Oslo Adult Education (Oslo Voksenopplæring) • Public secondary school for adults since 2002 • Upper secondary education: both vocational and general studies • Approximately 85 employees • around 50 teachers • 5 educational counselors • remaining 30 – administration, leadership, etc. • Between 1400 and 1500 students annually (full- time and part-time) Oslo Voksenopplæring Sinsen
  8. 8. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Students at Oslo VO Sinsen • Over 100 nationalities represented • Up to 70% students with immigrant background • Age span 17 – 60 years; most students 25 - 40 • Predominantly women (over 60%)
  9. 9. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Education programmes in upper secondary education Vocational Education Programmes:  Programme for Building and Construction  Programme for Design, Arts and Crafts  Programme for Electricity and Electronics  Programme for Health and Social Care  Programme for Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry  Programme for Restaurant and Food Processing  Programme for Service and Transport  Programme for Technical and Industrial Production Programmes for General Studies:  Programme for Art, Design and Architecture  Programme for Media and Communication  Programme for Music, Dance and Drama  Programme for Specialization in General Studies National curricula for upper secondary education
  10. 10. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Upper secondary education: different models
  11. 11. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation procedure The staff at Oslo Voksenopplæring Sinsen involved in different phases of the validation procedure from application to certificate of competence: Information and councelling Mapping of competence Assessment Documentation Career and education counsellors at Oslo VO Servicesenter and Oslo VO Sinsen Career counsellors at Oslo VO Sinsen Assessors/specialists, appointed by Oslo VO Sinsen Career counsellors; Consultants; School leadership
  12. 12. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Methods of assessment • Dialogue-based assessment • Practical vocational assessment
  13. 13. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Dialogue-based assessment • Dialogue between assessor and candidate • Uncovers tacit knowledge • Maps basic skills (oral, writing, reading, numeracy and digital skills) • Duration: 2 – 5 hours
  14. 14. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Practical vocational assessment • Method that gives candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their overall skills by actually working in a trade or specialist field • Assessment of practical and theoretical competences based on the national curricula • Duration: 5 – 15 hours – first 1 – 2 hours: identification of skills (interview about background, training, work experience, language skills and objectives) – following 3 – 10 hours: practical work and assessment of skills • Parts or all of the practical side of the vocational subjects can be approved • Suitable for – adults with long working experience in a field of work and no documentation – Adult students who are considered to be competent enough to take final examination without 2 years of apprenticeship
  15. 15. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning at Oslo VO Sinsen • Annually: around 300 applicants for validation of prior learning; altogether 1500 subjects • Approximately 700 subjects defined in the national curricula get approved through validation procedure every year
  16. 16. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning at Oslo VO Sinsen • Who can apply? – Residents of Oslo – Candidates for validation of prior learning in the domain of upper secondary education must have fulfilled primary and lower secondary education – Candidates with experience from the field of work in which validation is desired • Who covers the costs of validation procedure? – Candidates entitled to upper secondary education are also entitled to validation free of charge (the costs are covered by the county authorities) – Candidates not entitled to upper secondary education have to cover the costs of validation themselves, or have them covered by the Labour and Welfare Administration
  17. 17. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning at Oslo VO Sinsen: an example
  18. 18. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Resources • Upper secondary education http://www.vilbli.no/?ValgtInteressetest=77&IsHum=77&Falang=&Lan=3 • Validation of prior learning (VOX, The Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning) http://www.vox.no/English/Validation-of-prior-learning/ • The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training http://www.udir.no/Stottemeny/English/ • Online legal resources https://lovdata.no/info/information_in_english
  19. 19. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Thank you for your attention! We wish you a pleasant stay in Oslo!

Beschreibung

The presentation was held in the framework of a study visit at the Oslo VO Sinsen, Norway organised for the participants of the AVA expert seminar (1-2 February 2016).

Transkript

  1. 1. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of Prior Learning at Oslo VO Sinsen Oslo VO Sinsen
  2. 2. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning
  3. 3. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Some key-concepts • Knowledge: the body of facts, principles, theories and practices related to a field of study or workSource: European Comission, Proposal for a Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning, Brussels, 2006 • Learning: a process by which an individual acquires knowledge, know-how, skills and/or competencies; may take place in formal, non- formal and informal settingsSource: Cedefop and EQF Working group, 2006 • Learning outcomes: the set of knowledge, know- how, skills and/or competencies; can arise from any form of learning settingSource: Cedefop 2003 and 2006
  4. 4. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning: Benefits • Individual – Opens possibilities for further qualifications inside the formal education system – Opens possibilities for better position on labour market • Society – A dynamic qualification system which is better adapted to the changing of the labour market
  5. 5. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning in Norway: historical background • Result of the Realkompetanse Project (a part of The Competence Reform 1999-2002) • Aim: to give the adults the right to document their non-formal and informal learning without having to undergo traditional forms of testing • Aim: to establish a national system for the documentation and validation of non-formal and informal learning, with legitimacy both in the workplace and the education system Source: VOX, "Validation of non-formal and informal learning in Norway; The Realkompetanse Project 1999-2002"
  6. 6. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning in Norway today • "Realkompetanse": all types of prior learning – formal, non-formal and informal • Primary, lower and upper secondary educations: prior learning is validated against learning outcomes in national curricula • The validation is performed by services at county or community level, in adult education centers Source: VOX, "Validation of prior learning"
  7. 7. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Oslo Voksenopplæring Sinsen • Adult education center, part of Oslo Adult Education (Oslo Voksenopplæring) • Public secondary school for adults since 2002 • Upper secondary education: both vocational and general studies • Approximately 85 employees • around 50 teachers • 5 educational counselors • remaining 30 – administration, leadership, etc. • Between 1400 and 1500 students annually (full- time and part-time) Oslo Voksenopplæring Sinsen
  8. 8. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Students at Oslo VO Sinsen • Over 100 nationalities represented • Up to 70% students with immigrant background • Age span 17 – 60 years; most students 25 - 40 • Predominantly women (over 60%)
  9. 9. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Education programmes in upper secondary education Vocational Education Programmes:  Programme for Building and Construction  Programme for Design, Arts and Crafts  Programme for Electricity and Electronics  Programme for Health and Social Care  Programme for Agriculture, Fishing and Forestry  Programme for Restaurant and Food Processing  Programme for Service and Transport  Programme for Technical and Industrial Production Programmes for General Studies:  Programme for Art, Design and Architecture  Programme for Media and Communication  Programme for Music, Dance and Drama  Programme for Specialization in General Studies National curricula for upper secondary education
  10. 10. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Upper secondary education: different models
  11. 11. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation procedure The staff at Oslo Voksenopplæring Sinsen involved in different phases of the validation procedure from application to certificate of competence: Information and councelling Mapping of competence Assessment Documentation Career and education counsellors at Oslo VO Servicesenter and Oslo VO Sinsen Career counsellors at Oslo VO Sinsen Assessors/specialists, appointed by Oslo VO Sinsen Career counsellors; Consultants; School leadership
  12. 12. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Methods of assessment • Dialogue-based assessment • Practical vocational assessment
  13. 13. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Dialogue-based assessment • Dialogue between assessor and candidate • Uncovers tacit knowledge • Maps basic skills (oral, writing, reading, numeracy and digital skills) • Duration: 2 – 5 hours
  14. 14. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Practical vocational assessment • Method that gives candidates the opportunity to demonstrate their overall skills by actually working in a trade or specialist field • Assessment of practical and theoretical competences based on the national curricula • Duration: 5 – 15 hours – first 1 – 2 hours: identification of skills (interview about background, training, work experience, language skills and objectives) – following 3 – 10 hours: practical work and assessment of skills • Parts or all of the practical side of the vocational subjects can be approved • Suitable for – adults with long working experience in a field of work and no documentation – Adult students who are considered to be competent enough to take final examination without 2 years of apprenticeship
  15. 15. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning at Oslo VO Sinsen • Annually: around 300 applicants for validation of prior learning; altogether 1500 subjects • Approximately 700 subjects defined in the national curricula get approved through validation procedure every year
  16. 16. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning at Oslo VO Sinsen • Who can apply? – Residents of Oslo – Candidates for validation of prior learning in the domain of upper secondary education must have fulfilled primary and lower secondary education – Candidates with experience from the field of work in which validation is desired • Who covers the costs of validation procedure? – Candidates entitled to upper secondary education are also entitled to validation free of charge (the costs are covered by the county authorities) – Candidates not entitled to upper secondary education have to cover the costs of validation themselves, or have them covered by the Labour and Welfare Administration
  17. 17. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Validation of prior learning at Oslo VO Sinsen: an example
  18. 18. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Resources • Upper secondary education http://www.vilbli.no/?ValgtInteressetest=77&IsHum=77&Falang=&Lan=3 • Validation of prior learning (VOX, The Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning) http://www.vox.no/English/Validation-of-prior-learning/ • The Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training http://www.udir.no/Stottemeny/English/ • Online legal resources https://lovdata.no/info/information_in_english
  19. 19. Oslo kommune Utdanningsetaten 02.02.2016 Thank you for your attention! We wish you a pleasant stay in Oslo!

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