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Final Report Assessment: VALERU Considered as “Best Practice”

Good results were achieved at the final report assessment of the VALERU project by the EACEA. The assessor were pleased by the VALERU project development and outcomes. They positively mentioned the high number of visitors on valeru.net, the Erasmus+ Jean Monet framework as a follow-up activity of VALERU, that we attracted also the interest of Asian researchers in Indenesia (Helmy S. Alam went through level 1 and 2 of the valeru training pogram). They underlined that there will be ex-post monitoring as they are hoping to see that an impact in the form of re-training sessions at the Russian partners, also more people educated on training level 3 (only 2 people have reached this level up to now). All in all, the assessors wrote “In view of the systemic impact that your project seems to have already achieved and which will certainly be even reinforced in the future, your project could be consideres as best practice.” (p.2 of the final report assessment) We are very happy about the outcome of the EACEA assessment. We want to thank everyone who took part in the training sessions, worked with us, supported us in the Russian Federation and in Europe! Keep us posted about any follow-up/re-training- activities, so our colleagues at MIIGAiK, who are maintaining the valeru-platform, can add it to the news-section of the website. We hope for further collaboration and that the validation of non-formal and informal learning spreads in higher education, to support inclusion, equality, democratisation of education and employability!

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VALERU Youtube Channel

To support the sustainability of the project, the VALERU Youtube Channel was launched! It contains videos explaining the project cause and VNIL in general, recorded training sessions as well as impressions of past training sessions in the Russian Federation!  

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VNIL Vocabulary in Russian Language

During the VALERU project it became clear that certain wordings and phrases regarding the validation of non-formal and informal learning do not exist in Russian Language yet. Therefore a VNIL vocabulary was developed in Russian language, which contains the explanation and russian equivalents for the following concepts: CLASSIFICATION of HIGHER EDUCATION SYSTEMS CREDIT LIFELONG LEARNING RECOGNITION DIPLOMA SUPPLEMENT, DS LEARNING OUTCOMES STUDENT- CENTRED APPROACH IN EDUCATION Read more about it in Russian HERE.

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VALERU VNIL Expert Pool is Growing!

  Today the first VALERU VNIL expert on advanced level passed the assessment! Congratulations to Ivan Uspenskyi from MIIGAiK! Next to the advanced level, up to now also 60 VNIL specialists on introductory level and 53 specialists on intermediate level went through the VALERU VNIL training in order to make a change in Higher Education towards student-centered, learning outcome based and inclusive education.   Thank you for your commitment to all training participants!  

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VALERU Final Conference: Look Back

Time is flying! The VALERU final conference took place October 12 at Swissotel Moscow Krasnye Holmyand as well as the last project meeting on October 13. We collected valuable input from the more than 100 conference participants at the final conference. The conference timetable was full with interesting presentations, key notes, plenary sessions and discussions. The implementation of VNIL in the Russian Federation, future perspectives and sustainability measures were analysed and discussed. Here you can find the presentation slides from the VALERU final conference presentations:  Presentation Marc Singer (USA) Presentation Eva Cendon (GER) Presentation Jon Talbot (UK) Also representatives from the Russian Ministry of Education as well as OPORA and the national erasmus+ agency gave speeches about the perspectives of VNIL in the Russian Federation. Thanks to simultaneous translation, all conference participants were able to follow the speeches. The conference was a great success and in the last VALERU project meeting we could fix the next steps of the VALERU project to ensure that projects outcomes are sustainable and the project lives on. We want to thank all people from the VALERU team who were involved in organizing the conference, especially our colleagues at MIIGAiK and at EUCEN! A big thank you also to Marc Singer, Eva Cendon and Jon Talbot for the great presentations, which stirred up conversation and discussion! More information in Russian at http://valeru.net/ru/finalconference-overview-russ/ [Show slideshow] 1234121314► Check out also the VALERU final conference twitter-story here: [View the story “VALERU Final Conference” on Storify]

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Presentations from the final VALERU conference are available online

  Learning Café 1, Eva Cendon VNIL: theory, history and practice, Jon Talbot VNIL IN THE IVORY TOWER: Non-Formal and Informal Learning in the Context of Higher Education in the United States, Marc Singer

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FINAL CONFERENCE VALERU (results and impressions)

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4th VALERU Newsletter is out now – the Final Conference is coming up!

The 4th VALERU newsletter, created by EUCEN, is out now and it is dedicated to the Final Conference. Read more about the conference’s aims and download the newsletter here:   Save the Date! October 11-13, 2016 Final conference | Moscow, Russian Federation

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Third VALERU newsletter!

Our colleagues at EUCEN created the third VALERU newsletter! Find out more about recent project developments, field visits and training sessions: Save the Date! October 11-13, 2016 Final conference | Moscow, Russian Federation

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VALERU Online Exam Launched

July 1st, 2016 Today is the day! After 8 months of development and testing, we finally launched the VALERU online exam today.

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VALERU VNIL Training in Ufa

The 4th VALERU VNIL training took place in Ufa between June 7 and 9, 2016. Our training participants were highly motivated and worked together with us on critical reflection, implementation phases of validation procedures and on writing learning outcomes, aligned with assessment methods. The first day of the training was dedicated to getting to know each other, writing down questions regarding VNIL and introducing the three modules through lectures and group activities. On the second day and the first half of the third day we worked in small groups in workshop-settings. A problem-orientated and student-centered way of working together was our aim. As teams, we analysed and evaluated important issues for validation procedures in Higher Education Institutions:

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A sneak peek for the VNIL training in Ufa…

To get a better idea about the VNIL expert training in Ufa, we have a little sneak peek for you! The video shows parts of the VALERU methodological seminar and the VNIL expert training and Bologna Club and Don State Technical University in Rostov-on-Don in September 2015! 🙂

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News from the partners

Coaching Russian Higher Education – Erstes VALERU Seminar für Hochschulen in Russland
29th of May 2015 | Danube University Krems

Von der Werkbank auf die Uni? Das EU-Projekt VALERU erforscht Validierungsmöglichkeiten von informellem und nonformalem Wissen
5th of March 2015 | Danube University Krems

Workshop: Validierungssysteme für nonformales und informelles Lernen
17th of December 2014 | Berlin University for Professional Studies

Перспективы развития неформального образования в ТГТУ
5th of September 2014 | Tambov State Technical University – Member of the Bologna Club

МГПУ стал участником проекта Европейского союза VALERU «Признание неформальных/информальных результатов обучения в вузах Российской Федерации»
7th of August 2014 | Moscow City Teacher Training University

Работа по проекту VALERU набирает обороты!
18th of August 2014 | Moscow City Teacher Training University