Title International Development Officer - validation of informal and non-formal learning ( IDOL);Entwickler für internationale Angelegenheiten; Développeur d’affaires à l’international
Project Number 142841-LLP-1-2008-1-FI-LEONARDO-LMP
Product Vocational Competence-based Qualifications for the International Development Officer
Title Vocational Competence-based Qualifications for the International Development Officer
Product Type description of new occupation profiles
CREATING AN INTEGRATED EUROPEAN MODEL OF COMPETENCE BASED QUALIFICATIONS FOR IDOS
The IDOL project’s priority is to create Qualifications for International Development Officer. Education professionals in charge of developing international cooperation at schools or institutes have almost always no official training/education for their task. However, they have acquired during their working life a lot of non-formal and/or informal learning. Our project will exchange experience and good practice on identification, assessment and recognition of this informal/n on-formal learning in cooperation with several European countries aiming at an integrated European solution.
CREATING A SYSTEM OF VALIDATING NON-FORMAL AND INFORMAL LEARNING IN THE CASE OF IDOS
The project creates a method of recognition and validation of qualifications and competences for the profession of International Development Officer. Education professionals in schools and institutes engaged in international development have many good competences often acquired through non-formal and/or informal learning. The project seeks to make these competences visible by validation of qualifications for the profession
Target group An increasing number of VET teachers/trainers work as developers or project co-ordinators of transnational project work and of other international activities of their institutes. They need more competence in this field but most of all they need a validation system recognising their competence and experience, large part of which is acquired through informal and non-formal learning in the course of their lives. There is no common European accredited qualification mechanism for international activities developers that we call International Development Officers (IDOs).
The aim is to agree a basis on which qualitative standards for the IDO qualification could be developed.
The discussions were structured under the four key deliverables: 1)Knowledge and understanding related to the sector of one’s own organisation within international settings, 2)Planning capacities regarding the organisation’s (entire organisation or a part of it) international functions, 3)Implementation skills, and 4)Sustainable development, quality assurance and benchmarking.Please see http://www.idolearn.net for both national reports and the summary report:IDO Skills Set Transnational Report
Area of application VOCATIONAL COMPETENCE-BASED QUALIFICATIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER. Teachers and trainers working as international activities developers or planners or international coordinators have a great responsibility of developing international activities. They are experienced professionals who have acquired lots of informal and non-formal learning during their careers, besides their basic formal education. The IDOL will give them the possibility to validate their informal and non-formal learning and the competences they have by creating a set of competence-based qualifications of International Development Officer.
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