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6. Education and Training

6.4 Validation of non-formal and informal learning

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  1. Arrangements for the validation of non-formal and informal learning
  2. Information and guidance
  3. Quality assurance

Arrangements for the validation of non-formal and informal learning

Non-formal adult education is described in the Law on Non-formal Adult Education and Continuing Education. Informal education is described in the Law on Education as independent adult learning based on a person’s knowledge gained from various sources and practice. Competences obtained through informal education can be recognised as part of a completed formal adult education or study programme. The Minister for Education and Science establishes the Recognition Order. Based on this document higher education institutions have to set up their own procedures of how non-formal and informal education can be used towards fulfilment of a higher education study programme. 

Information and guidance

Most higher education institutions have set up their own procedures how non-formal and informal education can be used to fulfil their tudy programmes. For example Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences and Mykolas Romeris University provides detailed information on the procedure of assessment of learning outcomes gained through non-formal education and recognition of competences (see LEU neformaliuoju būdu įgytų kompetencijų vertinimo ir pripažinimo studijų rezultatais tvarkos aprašas and Procedure of assessment of learning outcomes gained through adults' non-formal education and recognition of competences).  

Quality assurance

The assessment of non-formal study achievements and recognition of competences is performed in accordance with the higher education study programme and/or is subject by an expert assessor or a group of expert assessors of the faculty/institute of the HE institution. The assessment procedures and quality  criteria are prescribed by each higher education institution. (see for example LEU neformaliuoju būdu įgytų kompetencijų vertinimo ir pripažinimo studijų rezultatais tvarkos aprašas and Mykolas Romeris University Procedure of assessment of learning outcomes gained through adults' non-formal education and recognition of competences).