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Recognition of learning

The principles and processes through which the knowledge, skills and competences of a person are made visible, mediated and assessed for the purposes of certification, progression and professional standing.

(Comment: Recognition can take place by making learning explicit through the codification of knowledge, skills and competences in qualifications, but it is not limited to this form).

UNESCO, Level-setting and recognition of learning outcomes: The use of level descriptors in the twenty-first century, 2015

Recognition of learning is a process of granting official status to learning outcomes and/or competences, which can lead to the acknowledgement of their value in society.

European Commission, Validation of Non-formal MOOC-based Learning, 2016

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