- Cecilia George, Swedish Council of Higher Education
- Anders Ahlstrand, Swedish Council of Higher Education
- Ina Dögg Eythorsdottir, ENIC/NARIC Iceland, University of Iceland
Why should HEIs work with Recognition of prior informal and non-formal learning?
What is needed in order to implement a process that works?
The peer learning project Recognition of prior learning in practice has worked two years with these issues, involving participants representing HEIs, ministries, QA-agencies, national stakeholder organisations and ENIC-NARIC offices from five countries and EURASHE. The conclusions of the project have showed that there are some basic building blocks that needs to be in place. The project has developed a self-assessment template that can be a good starting point and be of help to institutions to implement a quality assured process for recognition of prior learning or validation. The project activities have also shown that there is a need to cooperate around these issues within institutions as well as across borders and disciplines in order to learn and to build trust.
In this session we'll share the self-assessment template and our project learning. You will also get an insight in how the project supported the startup of the implementation of RPL for academic credits in Iceland and at the University of Iceland.
Senior Credential Evaluator, Swedish Council of Higher Education
Cecilia George has been part of the RPLip project management 2019-21. Cecilia is a senior credential evaluator at ENIC-NARIC Sweden/UHR, with 20 years’ experience in recognition-related issues at institutional, national and international level. She has presented at several international conferences, and is elected member of the NARIC Advisory Board since 2019. She was the Swedish representative in the BFUG working group 2 on Implementation 2015-18.
Analyst, Swedish Council of Higher Education
Anders Ahlstrand works as analyst at the Swedish Council for Higher Education. He has worked with internationalization of Higher Education for the past 20 years. He has experience of implementing a wide range of European and national mobility and cooperation programmes both at university and national level and he has co-ordinated numerous projects and studies concerning internationalisation of Higher Education. The past two years he has coordinated the European project Recognition of prior learning in practice.
Credential evaluator / Project Manager, ENIC/NARIC Iceland, University of Iceland
Ina Dögg Eythorsdottir is a credential evaluator at ENIC/NARIC Iceland and a project manager at the University of Iceland with over 10 years experience in recognition-related issues at institutional, national and international level. She participated in the RPL in Practice from 2019-2021 and is responsible for implementing RPL for ECTS credits at the University of Iceland.