Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

Quality Assurance on Evaluation Process Regarding Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)
Sofia Kasola, Thanassis Karalis

This paper explores the achieving quality assurance on an evaluation process of accreditation of prior experiential learning (APEL)for adults who wants to enter in higher education. It’s a common finding that people are learning throughout their lifetime where they acquire skills, abilities, and knowledge. These qualifications are achieved not only through formal but also through non-formal and informal learning. The needs of our time have created qualification evaluation procedures acquired through non-formal and informal learning. These kinds of procedures reflect mostly to labour market. In this paper we will focus on evaluation procedure for entering in higher education and the quality assurance of such procedures. Different views on the appropriate type of evaluation were recorded but also how the proposed types can be valid and reliable as a process and how quality assurance is enhanced. The data was selected through interviews where we recorded the views of academics and policy makers in Greece.

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