The ITCILO and ILO's Employment Department, Skills and Employability Branch join forces to organize the first edition of this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC).
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is a policy tool that most countries wish to fully implement in order to give workers operating in their territory the opportunity, throughout their lives, to certify competences acquired outside formal education and training systems.
This MOOC showcases both existing and emerging recognition of prior learning(RPL) practices from around the world. The MOOC unfolds over seven weeks as it describes, discusses and explores RPL from the basic definitions, underpinning theories, typical processes, assessment design, and key trends in digitalisation and the incorporation of micro learning. On the MOOC you hear, first hand, from the implementers and practitioners themselves as they describe their practices.
This eLearning training offer is part of the ITCILO's extensive Skills Development portfolio, which targets worldwide capacity building needs to support the implementation of TVET and skills development programs around the globe.
There are two key target groups, who are accommodated by the unique design of the MOOC. The MOOC is, in fact, two courses in one:
Interested individuals belong to the following non-exhaustive list of target groups:
The final beneficiaries of the MOOC will be a wide range of individuals and groups benefiting from specific and demand-driven RPL systems. This includes jobseekers of all ages and backgrounds, especially young people and recent graduates, workers in the informal economy, current and future TVET trainees and apprentices, planners in the skills development, TVET and education sectors, RPL specialists and qualification systems experts, curriculum developers and staff of vocational training institutions.
Given the unique and unrivalled position of the ILO in the RPL arena, the MOOC will put participants and their organizations at the heart of current debate and policy options on the topic. By the end of the MOOC, participants will have acquired a holistic understanding of key characteristics of RPL, with clear learning outcomes stated at the beginning of each module.
The general objectives of the MOOC are the following:
Participants will leave this course connected to a global network of RPL policy-makers and practitioners involved in advancing RPL agenda throughout the world, which will build towards an impressive body of knowledge on the topic.
The course will consist of the following seven learning units, which will be covered each in one of the seven weeks of the MOOC, as follows:
This innovative MOOC has been designed according to a learner-centred approach in order to better involve participants and keep them motivated. It is highly interactive and engaging, using different methods throughout the seven modules of the course to make the content interesting, relevant and entertaining.
Each module of the MOOC is structured in a similar way:
Participants will be required to have a good knowledge of written English, as training materials will be available on the e-platform in this language
If you wish to participate in this course, please fill in the online application available here: https://oarf2.itcilo.org/DSB/A9714878/en
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT
International Training Centre of the ILO
Employment Policy and Analysis
Viale Maestri del Lavoro, 10
10127 Turin – Italy