NOVA - Nordic Tools for Learning Validation is a Nordplus Adult development project in 2009 - 2011 supported by Nordic Council of Ministers.
The partnership circle consists of
Interfolk, institut for civilsamfund (DK),
Oplysningsforbundet NETOP-Hvidovre (DK),
Landskrona afdeling af Forening Norden i Sverige (SE),
Norges Husflidslag (NO),
The Green Cultural Association (FI),
Thorshavns Aftenskole (FO),
og Rite Højskole (LV).
The overall aim is to develop new methods and tools for validation of the outcome of the non-formal and informal learning in liberal adult education and voluntary associations. These new methods use a comprehensive view on learning as comprising both personal formation, knowledge and skills, and transversal competences.
The objectives are
- to map the qualities and outcomes of learning in the partnership's
activities by questionnaires and interviews with learners as well as
learning providers. The results of the survey will be presented in the
first project report.
- to develop a questionnaire for learning validation and launch seven
different online tools that are adapted to the organisations specific
needs and goals. This development process will be presented in the
second project report.
- to disseminate the results of the project and to provide other Nordic and
Baltic organisations from the area of liberal adult education and voluntary
association a easy and cheep posibility for having their own edition of the
It is the purpose that the project can promote a humanistic and democratic approach to lifelong learning in the area of liberal adult education and voluntary associations in civil society.