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Curriculum reform in Europe. The impact of learning outcomes

CEDEFOP RESEARCH PAPER n. 29  -  5529 EN
Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union, 2012 -ISBN 978-92-896-1153-4 - ISSN 1831-5860 - doi:


The past decade has seen intense curriculum reform in vocational education in Europe. Learning outcomes now provide the foundation for curriculum design in all European countries seeking to make vocational training more attractive and responsive to leaners’ and labour market needs.
This Cedefop research paper, addressing 32 countries participating in Education and Training 2020, discusses different curriculum policies focusing on learning outcomes and examines the implications these have on teaching and learners’ assessment in initial VET. Conclusions propose key policy messages for effective curriculum design processes and curriculum delivery that may benefit learners.

author(s): European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)
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