Qualifications Frameworks in the Transition to Knowledge Community

Osman Yazicioglu, Oguz Borat

Abstract


In the transition to the knowledge community, the disciplines of knowledge management have necessitated the revision of education and employment issues. As a result, more than 140 countries around world have had to set their national priority to review their own education and employment policies considering the individual developments, community expectations and international practices associated with the “lifelong learning”. The overall goal of Turkish Qualifications Framework (TQF) is to provide an integrated structure which describes and classifies all qualifications available in Turkey, allowing for links such as transfer or progression among qualifications to be determined. Thus, transparency will be improved in education and training systems, which will enable national and international comparability, recognition and validation. TQF will ensure to link all qualifications achieved either at classroom of a school, university, training center, or in a laboratory, workshop and workplace of a research center or company through formal, non-formal or informal learning. TQF structure comprises of levels described by level descriptors and supported by qualification types. Qualification types are described through qualification type specifications.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ije.v12i1.15843

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