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INCREASING TRANSPARENCY, MOBILITY AND RECOGNITION OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES: THE ROLE OF ACCREDITATION OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES

AUTHOR/S: S. HUNERLI, O. YILDIRIM, D. DUNDAR
Sunday 1 August 2010 by Libadmin2009

9th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference - SGEM2009, www.sgem.org, SGEM2009 Conference Proceedings/ ISBN 10: 954-91818-1-2, June 14-19, 2009, Vol. 2, 815-818 pp

ABSTRACT

Transparency, mobility and recognition in higher education are the aims of the Bologna
Declaration. That is why participation in the European Higher Education on Bologna
Process provides one of the important stimuli for change in Turkish Universities like
many European countries which are currently the members of European Higher
Education System.

The European credit transfer system for VET (ECVET) in order to allow learners to
build on the achievements resulting from their learning pathways when moving between
learning systems. ECVET will be based on competences and learning outcomes, taking
account of their definition at national or sectoral levels. It will take into account the
experience of the ECTS in the field of higher education and the Europass framework.

Some principles of a accreditation system for vocational studies are presented, together
with consequences for Bologna criteria and procedures. It is concluded that an
accreditation system maintains national control and provides an European-wide
transparency.

Keywords: VET, ECVET, Transparency, Accreditation, Mobility

PAPER 2009/s23.5: INCREASING TRANSPARENCY, MOBILITY AND RECOGNITION OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES: THE ROLE OF ACCREDITATION OF VOCATIONAL STUDIES

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