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RPL Practitioner Network Ireland: Embedding RPL in Practice

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The Connacht Hotel

Old Dublin Road

H91 K5DD Galway

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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. Speaker: Andrina Wafer, QQI

10.40 Keynote Address: Envisioning the Future of RPL. Speaker: Lieve Van Den Brande, European Commission.

11.15 Coffee Break

11.30 Panel - Communities of Practice in Ireland. Panel: Ciaran Lynch (Cork ETB); Carmel Finlay (Teagasc); Ronan Emmett (Boston Scientific); Dr. David Denieffe (Carlow Institute of Technology on behalf of the HEA); Justin Sinnott (SOLAS); Jennifer McKenzie (National Centre for Guidance in Education); Dr. Oran Doherty (Regional Skills Fora); Dr. Stephen FItzgerald (DEASP).

1.00 Lunch

1.45 Participatory Workshops

1. Tools to support the RPL process (Facilitators: Gavin Clinch, Sligo Institute); Dr. Carina Ginty, GMIT; Martina Needham, Donegal ETB)

2. Quality Assurance underpinning RPL (Faciltator: Anne Higgins, Galway Roscommon ETB)

3. RPL: A process to Support Skills Policy and Talent Management (Facilitator: Deirdre Goggin, Cork Institute of Technology)

4. The Role of Guidance in Supporting the RPL Process (Facilitator: Mary Stokes, NCGE ).

3.15 Closing Remarks


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