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EPALE

Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe

 
 

Quality assurance

The Inter-institutional Working Group on Quality Management (IWGQM) met on 22 May 2019 in Sarajevo, to agree on the principles of future work and cooperation. An overview of the current activities and the implementation of the IWGQM Operational Plan on Quality Management has been put in the context of a strong interest of institutions at all levels of government for the introduction of quality management systems and instruments. The main topic of the 13th meeting in Sarajevo was the continuation of work and development.

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) have announced that they will soon be deactivating "unused and little-used" Common Award System (CAS) awards. This is to ensure that all awards standards for further education and training are "fit for purpose and relevant". 

QQI welcomes views on the withdrawal of these awards from providers and stakeholders until the deadline on Monday 10th June. 

 

By adopting the Law on Adult Education in May 2013, Una-Sana Canton became the first canton in the Federation of B&H that legally recognised the field of adult education and started to regulate it. From then till now many significant moves forward have been taken and adult education has also practically become an equal part of the education system when it comes to this canton.

Donošenjem Zakona o obrazovanju odraslih u maju 2013. godine, Unsko-sanski kanton postao je prvi kanton u Federaciji Bosne i Hercegovine koji je zakonski prepoznao oblast obrazovanja odraslih i počeo sa njegovim uređenjem. Od tada do danas napravljeni su značajni pomaci te je obrazovanje odraslih i u praksi postalo ravnopravan dio obrazovnog sistema kada je ovaj kanton u pitanju.

Support of DVV International to the institutions responsible for creating and implementing adult education policies continues in Sarajevo Canton too. Therefore, the Minister of Education, Science and Youth of Sarajevo Canton, Mr. Zineta Bogunić and the Director of DVV International - Country Office Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dr. Emir Avdagić, signed the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Adult Education on Friday, 26th of April.

The aim of the Adult Educators’ Unconference is to promote the debating culture in the community of adult education and to bring the topics relevant for the community into focus, in order to find solutions to them together.

Supervision is a space for reflection – we learn looking back at our experience. It helps us understand our tasks, work ethics, challenges, and solutions. It may be a space where we can ask and give emotional support. But sometimes it is not a part of our setting or the kind of supervision we have is not sufficient.

 

29 May 2019
by Ruzica Madzarevic
(en)

Shortly after I started my graduate studies I became interested in counseling and started my counseling training parallel with my initial education. I was surprised to find out that supervision was sometimes mentioned during my formal education while in the counseling practice it was explained and part of the process since day one. I knew that I will be talking about my practice - analyzing my skills and knowledge with someone and I was looking forward to it.

29 May 2019
by Ruzica Madzarevic
(en)

Marloes Smit is working as an educational consultant at Libereaux in the Netherlands. Libereaux wants to empower people to take the next step in their career. Marloes supports higher vocational institutions with the flexibilization of their education and implements VPL at these institutions. Marloes is involved in the design, development and implementation of the e-portfolio system DITKANIK.NU (I Can Do This. Now).

Arising from a study stay to meet researchers and young researchers, this series of articles seeks to develop some surprises and considerations to be taken into account in vocational training issues and questions of professional learning, in and out of the workplace.
Tuesday 3 December 2019, Latvia

Konference “Latvija OECD starptautiskos pētījumos PISA 2018 un TALIS 2018 – jaunākie rezultāti”

Lai paziņotu un apspriestu Ekonomiskās sadarbības un attīstības organizācijas (OECD) Starptautiskās skolēnu novērtēšanas programmas OECD PISA 2018 un Starptautiskā mācību vides pētījuma OECD TALIS 2018 rezultātus Latvijā un pasaulē, Izglītības un zinātnes ministrija sadarbībā ar Latvijas Universitāti š.g. 3.decembrī rīko konferenci “Latvija OECD starptautiskos pētījumos PISA 2018 un TALIS 2018 – jaunākie rezultāti”.

Konference notiek Raiņa bulvārī 19, Latvijas Universitātes Lielajā aula.

Monday 21 September 2020 to Friday 25 September 2020, Czech Republic

Erasmus+ training course: Unique method for recognition of competences based upon CH-Q method in Prague

Learn new techniques how to work with clients in the heart of Europe.

Explore a special English training course for career consultants, teachers, psychologists and other professional. Sign up for an intensive 40-hours (5 days) training course based upon CH-Q method and get a comprehensive tool for working with clients - help them grow and identify their strengths, talents and passions. Course could be fully covered by the Erasmus+Programme funding - find out more information.

Thursday 12 December 2019, Poland

Pogranicze terapii i coachingu - narzędzia partnerstwa

Zapraszamy coachów, terapeutów, psychologów, trenerów, menedżerów, konsultantów HR, mentorów, doradców zawodowych oraz wszystkich zainteresowanych rozwojem osobistym na dziesiąty i ostatni w tym roku Dyskusyjny Klub Coachingu!

Czwartek, 12 grudnia 2019 r., godz. 17.30 - 20.30 - Dyskusyjny Klub Coacha poprowadzą Aleksandra i Mariusz Dłużakowie "Pogranicze terapii i coachingu - narzędzia partnerstwa".

Friday 17 January 2020, Estonia

Kutsestandardi ja täienduskoolituse õppekava sidumise veebiseminar

Eesti kvalifikatsiooniraamistik (EKR) 

8-tasemeline EKR jõustus 1.septembril 2008. aastal kutseseadusega. EKR koosneb neljast alaraamistikust:

  • üldhariduse kvalifikatsioonid
  • kutsehariduse kvalifikatsioonid
  • kõrghariduse kvalifikatsioonid
  • kutsekvalifikatsioonid ehk kutsed

Kutsestandardiga seotud õppekavas on õpiväljundid kooskõlas vastavas standardis kirjeldatud kompetentsidega ning õppekava hindamiskriteeriumid on koostatud kutsestandardis esitatud tegevusnäitajate alusel.

Tuesday 5 November 2019, Latvia

Budžeta izstrāde un finanšu vadība, dažādu dokumentu izstrāde

Budžeta izstrāde un finanšu vadība, dažādu dokumentu izstrāde

ES mājā no 29. oktobra līdz 19. novembrim ik otrdienu no plkst. 17.00 līdz 19.00 Laumas Celmas vadībā notiks praktiskas nodarbības iesācējiem par projektu rakstīšanu un ES finansējuma piesaisti. 5. novembrī notiks 2. nodarbība – Budžeta izstrāde un finanšu vadība, dažādu dokumentu izstrāde un lietvedība.

Wednesday 20 November 2019 to Thursday 21 November 2019, Belgium

Quality Social Services: a Key to Implement the European Pillar of Social Rights

The European Pillar of Social Rights was “proclaimed” by all EU member states, the European Parliament and Commission in November 2017 and is considered a significant initiative in the social field at EU level; according to the European Commission, contributing to “Building a more inclusive and fairer European Union”. It contains “principles and rights essential for fair and well-functioning labour markets and welfare systems in 21st century Europe”, and actions should be taken to implement it at national and EU level. Social Services Europe, in which EPR is an active member, developed the position paper ‘The Role of Social Services in the implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights’ in 2018. The paper highlights the importance of these services in achieving the principles in the pillar, and in addition stresses “The effectiveness of the principles described in the Pillar is conditional to the provision of quality services”. The event will take place in Brussels over one and a half days and will include plenary sessions with national and European experts, workshops addressing key issues for quality social service provision, an exchange of best practices and discussion of EU initiatives on quality in the sector.
Monday 25 November 2019 to Tuesday 17 December 2019, Estonia

MÕJUSA KOOLITAJA TÄIENDUSKOOLITUS - KOOLITAJAOSKUSED JA MEETODID

Koolitaja rollis olemist tuleb ette pea kõigil - tuleb juhendada kaastöötajaid, esineda ja kogemusi jagada. Erialaspetsialistid jõuavad sageli punkti, kus tekib vajadus ja soov juba ise oma teadmisi, oskusi koolitades edasi anda. Paraku ei taga suurepäraseks erialaeksprediks olemine automaatselt koolitajaoskusi. Selleks, et koolitustel ka reaalne mõju oleks ja inimesed tõepoolest uut õpiksid, on oma lähenemisviisid ja meetodid ning andragoogika teooria, mis annab koolitaja oskustele põhja.

In 2018, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) published a Green Paper on Assessment of Learners and Learning to stimulate a debate about current practice in assessment, how policy and practice in this area can be improved,  and QQI’s role in these changes. More than 70 responses were received from across the further education and training, higher education and English language education sectors. 

The article aims at designing the coherent and sustainable system of school leadership development in Lithuania. The article provides a theoretical insight on main principles of sustainable education that could be implemented in the system of school leadership development.

Certification of education and training is not a new concept in Denmark or other countries, as several forms of certification and accreditation already exist, but certifying vocational courses offered via e-learning is a new development. In this context, e-learning is treated as an overarching term which encompasses blended learning as well as purely web-based learning (distance learning). The pilot certification scheme covers descriptions of the objectives, content and organisation of e-learning courses, taking into account the participants’ prior learning.

"The Cross Diagnostics system consists in analyzing the process of assessment and certification of learning outcomes of trades with SFMQ profiles in educational, vocational training and skills validation institutions. Cross-diagnoses do not focus on the education and training process.

EPALE National Support Service issues an electronic magazine each month tied to the thematic focus on EPALE. The magazine contains a selection of most read blogs on the platform translated into Serbian and other articles relevant to adult education in Serbia and Europe.

In accordance with the EPALE monthly focus the magazine in June 2018 dealt with Assessing adults’ skills.

Main purpose of the research demonstrated in this work is the determination of quality dimensions of professional trainings and profesional trainings quality organized by National Employment Service of Serbia. The quality is defined as the mismatch between the perceived and expected quality of various dimensions of training. The research is undertaken on the sample of 306 attendants. The obtained data are treated through factorial analysis and calculation of arithmetic middle for perceived and expected quality of training.