headline is also the headline of a new Danish website on "real competences". It
was published on the 1st of September by the Danish Adult Education
Association/Dansk Folkeoplysnings Samråd (DAEA/DFS).
deals comprehensively with Danish and international experiences about recognition
and accreditation of prior learning.
the site the DAEA writes:
all the time, getting wiser, more able, and more competent at something.
Not only in
school or in supplementary training. Not only in subjects like mathematics,
language or IT.
learn at work, in the family, doing sport… and in non-formal adult education.
hard facts and skills, but also more intangible competences, for example creating
ideas, collaboration and taking care of our own health.
together is our real competences.
Most of us
will gain from realising our real competences and from putting them into words.
It makes us more self-confident and opens our eyes for possible changes in our
But it will
also be useful to have other people and institutions acknowledge our real
competences. It may open doors to new kinds of education or to new jobs - to
the benefit of the individual and of society."
At the site
you will find articles on, why different kinds of actors are involved in
research, development and concrete projects on this issue: from international
organisations such as EU and OECD to universities and even local branches of
non-formal adult education associations.
As a means
of introducing the subject the website poses 10 central questions related to
the issue - and 10 answers. The DAEA even call on readers to send in their own
original part of the website is a dictionary, explaining 56 terms often used in
research and development of "real competences", i.e. recognition and accreditation
of prior learning - all with cross references.
on real competences is part of the redesigned website of the DAEA/DFS.
website on real competences: www.dfs.dk/realkompetence/realkompetence.aspx
website in English: www.dfs.dk/inenglish.aspx