Edition 82 - February 2008

Council of Europe: Introduction to the concept of qualifications

Sjur Bergan, Qualifications — Introduction to a concept, Council of Europe higher education series No.6, 2007. ISBN 9789287161253. Pages 274.

Qualifications are a key element of higher education policies in general and of the Bologna Process in particular. Much work has been accomplished in this area over the past few years, and a proper understanding of qualifications is essential to making the European Higher Education Area a reality.

This book provides a systematic overview of the concept of qualifications and discusses its main elements, such as level, workload, quality, profile and learning outcomes, and examines generic and subject-specific competences. The author also considers the development of qualifications frameworks and explores the impact of our understanding of the concept of qualifications on recognition.

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