Title Expero model to assess the quality of the learning outcome in Healthcare trainings
Project Number 2013-1-IT1-LEO05-03975
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The evaluation of the learning outcome in healthcare is one of the main issues of the politic,economic and production scenarios,and therefore to be considered one of the strategic objectives at national and international level.
The EU has been involved in the promotion of frameworks through the learning and application of standard in the subject of qualification, credits and quality of the LO.
From the implementation point of view, the field of quality certification in training is a topic in which the EU is aware to be at the beginning, so as in the scientific literature we keep on underlining that even with quite big amount of money for the training there isn’t a suitable ROI. This gap becomes a problem in terms of management and in the lost of training’s significance.
The main objective of Expero4care is to certificate the first standard to evaluate the learning outcome in healthcare’s life long learning.
Expero4care aims to create an international standard and to certify Healthcare trainings to assess the quality of the learning outcome. Thanks to two previous EU projects (Expero and Expero2eu, both choosen as best practices by LLP), Expero became a quality standard to certify vocational schools. Expero4Care aims to assess the quality of the learning outcome in training programms dedicated to professionals, in service, in the Healthcare sector, medicians, nurses, lab technicians, social workers. The peculiarity of this sector is the need of a continuos training process to ensure the presence of human resources uptodated in their field and able to better perform in their job.
During the project period, after a first training to get acquainted Expero at the main referents, 5 organizations will apply the Expero4care model in Healthcare trainings. The process forsees the involvement of different level of stakeholders in the analysis of expectations and perceptions about the LEARNING OUTCOME, surveyed through interviews and questionnaires in order to assess the Expero indicators, the Quality of Competences (KSAV model) by trainees and trainers; the Quality of the Results (perceived change in behavior and measured outcomes in Healthcare service); Meaning of the Training (how is the training policy seen by trainers, trainee and external stakeholders). Data are stored in a database, developing also a tablet App to facilitate the survey. Elaboration of data permits to highlights the main strenghts and gaps of the training. An international body will certify the new model as a quality standard and the Trainings will be certified after the audit.
Partnership is formed by a core group who developed Expero model and enlarged to new bodies belonging to Healthcare sector.
The new standard Expero4care will create a breakthrough for the evaluation of the learning outcome in a sector, as Healthcare, where the need of a measure of quality of the training involving stakeholder approach and oriented to the learning outcome is very strong. Expero association, main referent for the dissemination process, will ensure the continuity of the project results during and after the project life.
Utilization and distribution of results
Professional, Scientific and Technical Activities
transparency and certification
material for open learning
procedure for the analysis and prognosis of the vocational training requirement