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Learning Vitae & Learning Achievements

  • Supporting and Sustaining the Model
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  • Supporting and Sustaining the Model
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The credentialing of learning is one of education’s current greatest challenges. Traditional models of education and schooling rely on a sequence of assessments, formal and informal, national and international, to make comparisons or judgements about learning at individual or national levels.

There are many signs that the traditional system has inherent and significant flaws. Existing measurements do not adequately represent an individual’s capacity for learning. Employers and universities worldwide growingly recognise the not-fit-for-purpose nature of existing assessments.

Learnlife recognises an opportunity to develop new ways of capturing learner growth. In consultation with various stakeholders, Learnlife has developed the concept of a ‘Learning Vitae’ (LV). The Learning Vitae captures more than a traditional CV.  A learner can build a comprehensive profile of their learning achievements or capacities in real time. It provides a digital record of learning that is built up over many years.  A learner can tailor the information to suit future needs or target further learning opportunities for themselves. 

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