Assessment of Learning Outcomes Gained Through Adults' Non-Formal Education and Recognition of Competences
DO YOU HAVE LEARNING OUTCOMES GAINED THROUGH ADULTS' NON-FORMAL EDUCATION AND WISH TO SEEK RECOGNITION OF COMPETENCES IN UNIVERSITY? WE INVITE YOU FOR REGISTRATION!
I. Who is eligible to apply to participate in the procedure of assessment of learning outcomes gained through adults' non-formal education and recognition of competences?
- Adults having no university degree in the area in which they have work experience of not less than 3-5 years;
- Adults who have a university degree, but whose work experience of not less than 3-5 years is in the area for which they do not have formal qualifications;
- Adults who have dropped out from university studies and are willing to complete studies;
- Adults who are currently unemployed and are either registered or not registered in the local labour exchange offices;
- Students and / or associate students of University, who are corresponding to the above mentioned 1st or 2nd points.
II. University will assess learning outcomes acquired:
- in a work-based environment;
- in a non-paid job environment or through voluntary activities;
- through self-directed study;
- in a non-formal learning environment in Lithuania and abroad (workshops, seminars, etc.);
- through leisure activities.
III. Requirements for Candidates:
- To have completed secondary education;
- To have work experience of not less than 3-5 years in the area from which a candidate seeks recognize of study credits;
- To provide evidence of one's learning outcomes proving that they are equivalent to the learning outcomes for which study subject (s) learning outcomes are awarded.
IV. Fees for the procedure of assessment of learning outcomes gained through adults' non-formal education and recognition of competences:
- Fee for processing of application for the procedure of assessment of learning outcomes gained through adults' non-formal education and recognition of competences: 0,7632 of basic social benefits (BSI) size from 01-09-2013;
- Fee for one study credit, which is recognize in the procedure of assessment of learning outcomes gained through adults' non-formal education and recognition of competences: 0,3948 of basic social benefits (BSI) size;
- Note: Basic social benefits size 38 EUR (131,21 Lt) confirmed by the Resolution of the Government of Republic of Lithuania For confirmation of basic social benefits from 01-01-2015.
V. If you wishing to register:
- We invite you to fill REGISTRATION FORM, to send it by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and to contact to the Service’s Sales Centre of University for any questions by phone +370 5 271 4510
- After your registration we will send you the application forms for the procedure of assessment of learning outcomes gained through adults' non-formal education and recognition of competences.
V. More about it:
- Procedure of Studies (Actual Version) (look VII chapter);
- MYKOLAS ROMERIS UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS AND HANDBOOKS ON VALIDATION OF NON-FORMAL AND INFORMAL LEARNING
NEWS ABOUT PROJECTS' ACTIVITIES
The Project Assessment and recognition of non-formal and informal learning at university studies coordinated by MRU in 2006-2008 was evaluated by CEDEFOP as a sample of good practice. The report of the Project is presented in the European Inventory on Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning 2010. Country Report: Lithuania and in European Inventory on Validation of Non-formal and Informal Learning 2010. Case Study: Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania). Project results included a thorough analysis of good practice of European and Lithuanian universities, analysis of the procedure of validation of non-formal and informal learning outcomes of La Rochelle University (France), London University and Roehampton University (United Kingdom). The major result of the project was representative research which established the need for validation of non-formal and informal learning in Lithuania, and which was the first research of this type carried out in Lithuania. What is more, handbooks and guide books on validation of such type of learning were developed, the theoretical model of the system of assessment and recognition of non-formal and informal learning for university studies was created, evaluated and approved by international experts, and one of the assessment models – E-portfolio – was pilot tested.
In 2008, having no additional funding MRU introduced validation, i.e. adopted the necessary institutional legal acts introduced a procedure for assessment and recognition of non-formally and informally gained competences and started the process: learning outcome of the first candidates were assessed and competences recognized.
The Project Validation of competences gained through adults' non-formal education in Lithuanian higher education institutions coordinated by MRU in 2012-2014 is implemented. Project results included: MRU 2 assessment handbooks and guidebook on validation of non-formal an informal learning have been updated; academic and administrative staff of 8 Lithuanian higher education institutions (project partner institutions) have been trained. What is more, academic staff from project partner institutions was provided with the possibility to analyse experience in validation of Middlesex University and Westminster Universities (United Kingdom). Project partner institutions (2 universities and 6 colleges) introduced the procedure of assessment of learning outcomes gained through non-formal way; created 24 assessment handbooks (MRU experts evaluated the appropriateness of that handbooks and presented the conclusions and recommendations); attracted its first candidates and fulfilled this procedure; assessed non-formal learning outcomes of 60 candidates (54 candidates assessed positively). Representatives of professional associations and the business sector actively participated in the preparation of handbooks and in the assessment of candidates. Thus, partner institutions are now entitled to enter the network of Lithuanian higher education institutions that are fully prepared to assess learning outcomes gained in the system of adults’ non-formal education, at the workplace, through informal learning and in other learning environments and to bring adults closer to the acquisition of formal higher education qualifications.