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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(12), 1218-1222
DOI: 10.12691/education-5-12-8
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The Importance of Certification of Prior Learning. Practices at European and Non-global Level with Examples of Best Practices

Lemonia Boutskou1, and Miltiadis Staboulis1

1Department of Educational and Sosial Policy, University of Macedonia, Macedonia

Pub. Date: December 23, 2017

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Lemonia Boutskou and Miltiadis Staboulis. The Importance of Certification of Prior Learning. Practices at European and Non-global Level with Examples of Best Practices. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(12):1218-1222. doi: 10.12691/education-5-12-8


The certification of prior learning is an important tool for all countries, contributing to the wider development of the whole and of each state equally. The impact of good practices in certification is observed both in the society, the economy and, of course, education and vocational rehabilitation, even in international relations. For those reasons the EU and other countries prioritize it. Certification of prior learning is also related to the evaluation of learning and the acquisition of qualifications and training. Best practices from different countries can be used as indicative tools to promote new techniques and methods.

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