Micro-credentials and Research Skills Development

2020-03-10T03:53:23Z (GMT) by Jonny Flutey
The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) has recently formalised a new microcredential policy and piloted a series of small skills based courses that align to the NZQA credit framework.

While this is not yet gaining traction in Universities, Tertiary Education Organisations (TEO’s) with a strong skills based focus are finding new ways of rewarding, and recognising, learning through this new policy and framework.

The policies focus is not only on TEO’s. NZQA have formalised a process for non-TEO’s (professional groups, accreditation boards, communities) to benchmark their skills based learning programmes for micro-credential equivalency -
https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/approval-accreditation-andregistration/micro-credentials/equivalency/

This birds of a feather session opens up the discussion, and possibilities, of nationally recognised credentials and development pathways for RSE’s and research support staff with a particular focus on skills based and professional practice assessment. Is this something our communities want, lets discuss!

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Jonny Flutey - https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2210-755X

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