Title Be-TWIN 2 ECTS-ECVET: BUILDING BRIDGES AND OVERCOMING DIFFERENCES
Project Number 2012-1-IT1-LEO05-02819
Product Interactive users’ handbook
Title Interactive users’ handbook
Product Type others
Marketing Text A full step by step guide on the different components and tools of the Be-TWIN 2 methodology
Description An interactive users’ handbook was produced in EN and in partners’ languages as a full step by step, flexible and adaptable guide on the methodology different components and tools. It will also provide some updated information and documents on ECVET and ECTS. At the end of the testing, the guide has been adjusted and improved to be disseminated and to become an useful tool for exploitation activities. The Interactive users' guide in English and partners' languages has been posted on the project website and printed in its English version.
Education and training institutions involved in all project phases.
Competent bodies and policy-makers in charge of the design and certification of education and training programmes
Educational/pedagogical staff: professors, trainers, training programme managers, persons in charge of the international development within their educational institution
Both the Be-TWIN2 Project and, in particular, the brief Methodological Guide focus less on the technical details of how the “translation instruments” between ECTS and ECVET are to be used but rather on pointing out the necessity of European institutions of learning to adopt and adapt the two credit systems against the background of general European developments:
this Methodological Guide devotes Chapter 1 to the presentation and discussion of the European Area of Skills and Qualifications and its consequences on European transparency and recognition tools. Chapter 3, in turn, focuses on recent developments in ECTS and ECVET, strongly emphasizing the outcome-orientation that has become of prime importance especially in the ECTS credit system. Chapter 4 offers a variety of recent approaches in connection with the relationship between ECTS and ECVET: a brief discussion of the growing importance of non-formal and informal learning in VET and HE is followed by a report on the development of a Level 5 degree in the Netherlands and the institutional consequences such a development will bring about; the chapter is rounded off by a brief description of ESCO, the multilingual classification of European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations as part of the Europe 2020 strategy.
The longest and most comprehensive chapter in this Methodological Guide is Chapter 2, which answers to the project’s aim to to revise and adapt the methodological tools for a coordinated implementation of ECVET and ECTS, thus contributing to facilitate vertical progression by opening up access as well as improving the take up of pathways leading to higher levels of education and training; to improve horizontal progression by identifying areas where transfer and recognition are possible; to enhance the attractiveness of VET to learners by eliminating dead-ends in their pathways.
Area of application Methodological tool application