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The global, cross-sector conference and exhibition on
technology supported learning and training

Berlin, November 27 - 29, 2019

Learning Café ABC97

Achieving Major Social-Inclusion Objectives with Open Badges

Valorisation and the recognition of learning achievement that takes place outside the formal education system are means to achieving social inclusion objectives, including labour mobility, mitigating youth unemployment, integrating immigrants and embracing the hard-to-reach and the marginalised. The ultimate goals are enhancing employment opportunities and economic growth. Whilst initially designed to support the “formal recognition of informal learning”, Open Badges are a means to support the “informal recognition of informal learning”. During this interactive Learning Café we will scrutinise recognition practices; the relationship between formal and informal learning; formal and informal recognition; and how to contribute to a more inclusive and open approach to recognition.