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Lifelong Learning in Denmark Søren Kristensen Director The Danish National Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training Metropolitan University College. NCE Søren Kristensen. Tradition for lifelong learning in Denmark. Folk High Schools

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Lifelong Learning in Denmark

Søren Kristensen

Director

The Danish National Centre for the Development of Vocational Education and Training

Metropolitan University College

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NCE

Søren Kristensen

Tradition for lifelong learning in Denmark

  • Folk High Schools
  • Adult educational associations (evening classes)
  • Since 1960: Labour Market Training Scheme (AMU)
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NCE

Søren Kristensen

Drivers for lifelong learning strategy

  • 1. Ageing workforce
  • 2. Unskilled jobs disappearing
  • 3. Need for renewal of skills due to technological and organisational change
  • Challenge: to shape a system that allows the workforce to acquire formal qualifications while remaining in employment
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NCE

Søren Kristensen

Prerequisites

1. Acquisition of formal qualifications

2. Accreditation of prior (experiential) learning

3. Modularisation

4. Exploitation of open and distance learning techniques

5. State subvention for companies sending employees on training courses

6. Use of existing schools and training centres

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NCE

Søren Kristensen

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NCE

Søren Kristensen

Does it work?

  • According to EUROSTAT (2009)
  • Over the past 6 years, the number of persons involved in cvt in DK has risen by 50%
  • More than 90% of cvt takes place during working hours
  • Every third Danish employee has participated in cvt activities in the past month
  • Denmark is on top of EU statistics
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