Title Europäische Initiative zur Förderung des informellen Lernens - "Zu neuen Ufern"
Project Number UK/08/LLP-LdV/TOI/163_137
Project Type Innovationstransfer
Country UK-Vereinigtes Königreich
Marketing Text Innovative Methoden für die Anerkennung und Validierung des informellen Lernens am Arbeitsplatz und auf individueller Ebene
The Copenhagen Declaration had have as its outputs both a move towards a single framework for transparency of competences and qualifications utilising common instruments such as the European CV and the creation of common principles for the validation of non-formal and informal learning. The further development testing and implementation of common European Tools was a priority in the Helsinki Communiqué.
This project aimed to transfer a model for the recognition, validation and accreditation of informal learning in the workplace based on a competency model and utilising common instruments such as the European CV and an e-portfolio. The original model, framework and instruments were developed under a Leonardo Da Vinci project – Informal Learning in the Workplace with partners from Spain, France, Germany, Latvia, Sweden and the UK. As part of its sustainability plan it created EIPIL – the European Initiative for the Promotion of Informal Learning which as been responsible for post-project activities in five of the countries, focusing primarily on the hospitality sector. The transfers proposed for this project, included geographical transfer to the hospitality sector in Bulgaria, Greece, Poland and Romania, sectoral transfers to the retail sector in the UK and the IT Service sector in Poland and an extension of the EQF level for validation to Level 5.
The partnership contained both SMEs / sectoral associations / from the target sectors, VET institutions with relevant experience in the sectors targeted, organisations with experience in competency frameworks and assessment of competencies and technical experts in e-portfolio development. All had have extensive networks for dissemination activities, regionally, nationally and internationally.
It was anticipated that 58 companies were actively involved in the project and in these companies there was increased recognition by employers of the business benefits to companies through supporting, strategically and operationally, informal learning in the workplace. Decreased turn-over of staff ( as a percentage) and further development / promotion within companies. 120 employees participating in recording their informal learning through e-portfolios / European CVs with accreditation for those wishing it. This leaded to increased valuing of learning and greater uptake of further learning possibly post-project.,
Description Outcomes. The project had successfully transferred the model, framework and associated instruments both geographically to three new member states, Greece, Poland and Romania within the hospitality sector and sectorally to two new sectors – IT Service in Poland and Retail in the UK. This process involved consultation with target groups within these countries (part of dissemination itself) and subsequent changes to the model and framework to suit linguistic and cultural requirements. Indeed, in Poland, additional awareness-raising (dissemination) activities had to be undertaken with companies around the issue of informal learning itself. The project supported European LdV General Objectives such as supporting personal development and innovation in vocational education and the Programme’s Operational Objectives 2 – 4 and 6 , especially Objective 4 by improving the transparency and recognition of .. competences .. acquired through . . informal learning and the associated Priority 3 for 2008. Common validation procedures, instruments and quality assurance processes used, strengthened recognition across member states. All 22 of the anticipated results of project were achieved.
Anerkennung, Transparenz, Zertifizierung
Nutzung und Verbreitung von Ergebnissen
Gastgewerbe/Beherbergung und Gastronomie
Erbringung von Freiberuflichen, Wissenschaftlichen und Technischen Dienstleistungen
Information und Kommunikation
Handel; Instandhaltung Und Reparatur Von Kraftfahrzeugen
Transparenz und Zertifizierung
Product information The model, framework and associated instruments, employer and employee guides were available to the general public as are the Case Studies.