"The aim of teaching is not to produce learning but to produce the conditions for learning; this is the focus point, the quality of learning." - Loris Malaguzzi
As a rule of thumb, Children's University learning equals 'Grown-Ups' University learning; it is learning which can be 'connected' to higher education course provision as exemplified on www.ucas.com - in other words: if you can get a degree in it the Children's University wants to know!
Validating Children's University learning is not about passing a test, it is about ensuring consistency of quality; the validation process is one of continuous self and collective improvement. It places emphasis on agreed standards and expectations; exploring ways of raising the bar for children and young people and using findings from self-evaluation to plan for continuous (self) improvement. It aims to encourage creativity in learning.