Recognising Experience Based Eutopic Learning

CLAN's set of competences is based on the REBEL model. This model was a research that evaluated and recognized informal learning from experiences, interests and life development. This research established 108 indicators that facilitated the interpretation and assessment of each of the activities carried out by the beneficiary.


Design Experience

Research practice

Competencies aimed at expanding knowledge about a topic, through the intention of finding out more information about it.

Creative practice

Competencies aligned to the creation of new ideas, new associations between ideas and concepts and the proposal of new solutions.

Sensory intelligence

Competences associated with the perception of different nuances of information through the senses.

Production Experience

Technical practices

Competencies oriented to the ability of a person to develop an activity, sport and art, which is generally acquired through experience and learning.

Effective practice

Competencies related to the development of actions that facilitate obtaining the appropriate and expected results of the activity.


Competences associated with knowledge and use of information and communication technologies adequately at work or in daily life.

Life-wide Attitudes

Application of practice

Competencies aimed at the application of knowledge to reduce risks, improve the process or solve problems of an activity.

Co-operative practices

Competencies aimed at developing actions in collaboration with other people or within a group.


Competencies aligned to identify the ideas and thoughts that guide the person in the development of actions.

Life-wide Behaviours

Social practices

Competences that lead to the exchange and interaction in the development of activities, in collaboration with other people.

Language Practices

Competences related to communication and transmission of information to other people.


Competences connected with the commitment shown by the person in the performance of tasks or activities.

Interests and Curiosity


Competencies associated with the opening and flexibility of the person to carry out activities.


Competences related to the search and deepening of one's knowledge.


Competences related to the creation of processes and expansion of information.

Interest and Application


Competencies aimed to boost the improvement of a person's performance in the development of an activity or work.


Competences associated with the comprehension and contextualization of the knowledge.


Competencies aimed at the construction of thoughts, based on the analysis of the social environment and external reality.

How to evaluate the learning with the cards?


Identify a project, training course, work-related activity, or volunteering role that you have experienced. Using an A3 sheet of paper, write a short description of that activity and give it a name. Turn the paper over to start to use the cards.


Discuss with your supervisor, associate, or team, which of the descriptions on the cards has most relevance to you. Limit your selection to 6 cards (any colours) that best describe your strengths, plus a further 6 that may be appropriate. 


Divide the A3 sheet into 6 equal parts. Sort the card bundles onto the paper by grouping them in piles according to their colour. This should give you six differently coloured piles with 18 cards in each. 


Using only these cards, think about and consider the detail of your learning activity or experience. Explain your thinking and offer, and listen, to the advice of others as you talk through each of the capabilities. 


Spend some time browsing through each set of cards; feel free to discuss their content. As you move through the cards, consider which descriptions best relate to the experience you initially described.


Finally, capture your selection of cards, perhaps by taking a photograph or copy. Try writing about your personal strengths and characteristics with reference to the descriptions on the cards.

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