Contribution recherchée

Atelier no 10 : De nouvelles formes d'Úvaluation (validation des acquis) vont-elles renouveler les cursus universitaires ?

Titre Access to Higher Education by Means of Formal and Non-formal Learning: Implications for Education and the Life of Work
Auteur(s) HOLMESLAND Išara / LUNDIN Judy / RISAN Hans / SORTLAND Kjersti / LARSEN Kjell Arne


The research here reported is a study initiated in January 2000. It investigates how students with diverse backgrounds, i.e. "formal" and "non-formal" learning, succeed in attaining a degree in higher education. Among other purposes, this study focusses on the implications of the diversity of the students' background for teaching in higher education and further development of the students' competencies. This project aims also at studying the relationship between education and work A grounded theory approach to qualitative analysis, as developed by Glaser and Strauss (1968), is used in this project. A continuous and permanent questioning has being carried out by means of semi-structured questionnaires and open interviews with a group of students followed during the educational program and after its conclusion. This study started as a pilot project conducted in two educational programs: Facility and Service Management (FSM) and Institutional Catering Management (ICM). It was later extended to include the programs of Nurse education (NE) and Social education (SE). This paper presents partial results of the study in the programs in NE and SE. It also presents results of follow-up interviews conducted with the graduates of FSM and ICM one year after the conclusion of their education.