Access to Lifelong Learning in Higher Education for All (ALLinHE)

This is a new project in the Teacher Education College at JAMK University of Applied Sciences that will officially begin in November 2011 lasting until April 2014. The ALLinHE project is funded by Erasmus and is a part of the Lifelong Learning Programme.

The project is aiming to create a learner-centred and multi-targeted Validation of Prior Learning (VPL) approach in HE, and subsequently encourages underrepresented groups and non-traditional learners, such as minorities, refugees, elderly people (50+) and disabled, to enter to higher education.

The project is coordinated by Inholland University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands. The consortium of partners consists of, in addition to the coordinator, organizations from seven European countries. The Teacher Education College at JAMK University of Applied Sciences is one of the partners with a major role in the project. The other partners and organizations involved in ALLinHE are:

  • National Knowledge Centre for Validation of Prior Learning (NVR ), Denmark;
  • University of Northampton (UN), UK;
  • CPZ-International (CPZ) Slovenia;
  • The West University of Timişoara, Romania;
  • The Institute for Research and Information on Volunteering (IRIV) ,France  and
  • Stiftung ECAP Schweiz, Switzerland.

The project has two third country partners from Korea: National Institute for Lifelong Education (NILE) and Seoul National University (SNU), whose contribution is to enhance communication with European partners in knowledge-exchange.

The kick-off meeting of the project will take place in Denmark in December 2011 after which we will able to provide you with more updated information.

If you have any enquiries, please contact any of the staff members involved with the project:

Harri Keurulainen, Head of Department, harri.keurulainen@jamk.fi

Aino Lepänjuuri, Principal Lecturer. aino.lepanjuuri@jamk.fi

Eila Burns, Senior Lecturer, eila.burns@jamk.fi

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