Title Innovative Student Evaluation in Work Based Learning (ISE)
Project Number 2012-1-FI1-LEO05-09205
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The core idea of ISE Leonardo TOI project was to transfer the products of the "Ammattisilta" ESF project to European framework, i. e the pedagogical guidance model for work based learning. The aim is to improve the quality of work based learning both in Finland and in partner organizations abroad.
Internationalization is an essential part of the activity of training organizers. The aim of the European cooperation in vocational education and training is to increase comparability in Europe, which will promote the mobility of people studying in VET and of those who already have passed a vocational qualification. More and more students carry out studies abroad. There is a need to systematize methods and to find common practice between different countries. Besides that the ECVET system is going to be introduced in various countries in Europe.
There are expectations towards curricula, too. The demand is moving away from a fragmented curriculum towards learning that is based on problems and phenomena. Structures of education will support collaborative teaching - at the end, teachers - and work place instructors - are the ones who enable the change towards education that promotes creativity (Oivallus project 2008-2011).
The core idea of ISE Leonardo TOI project was to transfer the products of the Ammattisilta ESF project to European framework, i. e the pedagogical guidance model for work based learning. The aim was to improve the quality of work based learning both in Finland and in partner organizations abroad. The purpose was to develop the model further in cooperation with European partners. A special focus was on developing student assessment in the work based learning. The focus in assessment and in the use of different assessment methods ought to be moved from separate learning contents towards problem solving and understanding phenomena. Developing student evaluation is considered to be a central tool in making changes possible in teaching and in curricula.
The consortium in the ISE project
• Etelä-Kymenlaakso Vocational College, Finland
• Klaipėdos siuvimo ir paslaugų verslo mokykla, Lithuania
• Handwerkskammer Lübeck, Germany
• Selçuklu Teknik ve Endüstri Meslek Lisesi, Turkey
The main result of ISE project is innovative methods for student assessment in work based learning. The assessment methods are integrated into the adapted pedagogical guidance model. The pedagogical model (languages: EN, FI, LT, DE, TR) can be downloaded free of charge.
The main impact will be that the quality of the implementation of the work based learning will improve in all partner countries. VET teachers and work place instructors will find the task of guiding students during the work based learning period more attractive, also their the courage to receive and guide students from abroad increases. The quality of the work based learning abroad will increase, the students´ expectations will be fulfilled better than before.
The project was divided into three main phases:
-modifying the original pedagogical model (consisting of six modules which include student assessment in WBL) and transferring the model to the partner countries
-creating innovative student assessment methods for WBL in cooperation with the whole consortium
-bringing the invented assessment methods into the student assessment module of the pedagogical model
-the target groups of the project (VET teachers, work place instructors and students) participated in amending the pedagogical guidance model and developing the assessment methods
Utilization and distribution of results
Recognition, transparency, certification
Product information The product of the project is the modified pedagogical model containing innovative student assessment methods for WBL. The model is published in Internet and is available free of charge.