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Knowledge Sharing Event Embedding RPL: Practice and Policy

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Knowledge Sharing Event

Embedding RPL: Practice and Policy

 

 

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

 

 

10.00am-15.30 pm

 

 

Connacht Hotel, Dublin Road, Galway

 

 

 

 

9:30 Registration – Tea/ Coffee

 

10:00 Welcome and Opening Remarks
10:15 Council Recommendation (2012) on the validation of non-formal and informal learning

Overview of progress in Ireland

Andrina Wafer, Qualification and Quality Ireland (QQI)

10:40 Keynote Address:  Envisioning the Future of RPL
Lieve Van Den Brande, European Commission
11:15 Coffee Break
11:30 Panel – Communities of Practice in Ireland: Short Reflections on the Impact of Practice on Policy and Policy on Practice
 

ETB Sector:  Practice Shaping Policy – TOBAR

Ciaran Lynch, Cork ETB

 

A Sectoral Policy Response: Supporting our Farming Community

Carmel Finlay, Teagasc

 

The Impact of RPL Practice on Talent Development Policy in the Workplace

Ronan Emmett, Boston Scientific

 

The Impact of RPL Policy on Practice in Higher Education

Dr. David Denieffe, Carlow Institute of Technology on behalf of Higher Education Authority (HEA)

 

The Impact of RPL Policy on Practice in Further Education and Training (FET)

SOLAS representative (to be confirmed)

 

 

The Impact of RPL Policy and Practice for Guidance Practice and Policy in Education

Jennifer McKenzie, National Centre for Guidance in Education

 

RPL Supporting Industry, Validating Work Practice

Dr. Oran Doherty, Regional Skills Fora

 

Prior Learning meeting the DEASP

Stephen Fitzgerald, Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection

Questions and Answers from participants and panellists

 
 
   
 
13:00 Lunch
 

 

13:45

 

 

Participatory Workshops

 

1.   Tools to Support the RPL Process

Facilitators: Martina Needham, Donegal ETB, Gavin Clinch, Sligo Institute of Technology Sligo and Dr Carina Ginty Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

 

2.   Quality Assurance underpinning RPL

Facilitator: Anne Higgins, Galway-Roscommon ETB

 

3.   RPL a Process to Support Skills Policy and Talent Management

Facilitator: Deirdre Goggin, Cork Institute of Technology

 

4.   Guidance – the Role of Guidance in Supporting RPL Process

Facilitator: to be confirmed

15:15 Closing Remarks

 

 

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Kevin Henry


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