Title Q22Teach / Compétences clés et cadre des qualifications pour le personnel enseignant dans le domaine de la formation continue
Project Number 504172-LLP-1-2009-1-DE-LEONARDO-LMP
Project Type Développement d'innovation
Country EU-Projets centralisés
Marketing Text La formation tout au long de la vie est une priorité de l’Union Européenne. La commission invite les Etats membres à encourager la formation professionnelle des personnes qui travaillent dans le domaine de l’éducation des adultes. Il est incontesté que le personnel joue un rôle primordial dans la réalisation de la formation continue. Le paysage des formateurs d’adultes est très hétérogène et seulement un petit nombre de pays européens (p. ex. la Suisse) cherchent à créer une formation standardisée menant à cette profession. Jusqu’ici, les initiatives pour la création d’un cadre européen des qualifications pour les formateurs d’adultes n’ont que commencé et il n’y a pas de tentatives de joindre ces activités au niveau européen. Notre projet sera un pas en avant important vers un marché du travail commun dans le domaine de la formation continue. Il augmentera la mobilité des enseignants en réunissant les héritages pédagogiques différents des Etats membres de l’UE. La valeur ajoutée de notre travail se trouve dans le fait que la définition des compétences clés et la création d’un cadre des certifications ne sont pas imposée par quelques autorités nationales mais elles se basent sur une recherche empirique transnationale. Cela nous garantira l’acceptation de nos résultats.
The QF2TEACH project dealt with competencies and qualifications of learning facilitators working with adults: By this term we understand adult education course teachers, trainers in companies and in general all people, whose professional activity takes place in direct contact with adult learners and mainly consists in initiating, supporting and monitoring learning processes of adults.
During the course of QF2TEACH, a research-based concept for a transnational qualification framework for this professional group has been developed. The concept has been linked to the existing overarching European qualification framework (EQF). This provides the opportunity to make the existing qualification levels of adult learning facilitators visible and comparable throughout Europe. The proposed concept for a transnational qualification framework provides the opportunity to increase the visibility and profile of this professional group as such.
The project consortium covered eight European countries and consisted of university departments and non-university research and development institutes who are all specialised in adult education. Project coordinator was the German Institute for Adult Education - Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning (DIE).
Starting point of QF2TEACH was a literature review and an analysis of existing competence profile descriptions in the partner countries. On this basis an expert-panel research was designed and conducted. The applied methodology (Delphi survey in two waves) was particular as it was aimed at building consensus among the surveyed experts. The first wave of the Delphi study produced a preliminary catalogue of core competencies for adult learning facilitators. This preliminary catalogue was tested and validated in the second wave. Thus the survey eventually resulted in a catalogue of core competencies whose outstanding importance has been commonly acknowledged by the involved experts.
In the second part of the project the catalogue of core competencies was translated into a concept for a transnational qualification framework for adult learning facilitators. In addition each partner country produced its own national qualification framework for this group. These national frameworks are more detailed and specific as they reflect national particularities of the sector. In the final phase of the project a series of expert workshops was conducted at national and transnational level, where the qualification frameworks were presented and discussed with adult learning experts. On the basis of these discussions the qualification frameworks were then revised and the finals versions were disseminated in the field. In order to increase the level of awareness and ensure sustainability of the project outcomes the project partners disseminated the (interim) results widely to an expert public throughout the whole project process, mainly through publications and presentations.
The main characteristic of QF2TEACH was the involvement of stakeholders and potential users of the qualification frameworks nearly through the whole project process. Their interest in the project results and a sense of ownership was raised and maintained through involving them in the two waves of the study and through their involvement in the expert workshops.
The purposes, for which the qualification frameworks developed in the QF2TEACH project can be used, are the following:
- The development of different practical tools on the basis of the QF-concepts which are applicable in different national and/or domain-specific contexts of ACE Learning Facilitators (e.g. formal and non-formal education or consulting, online-education etc….);
- the documentation and validation of competencies that have been acquired by adult learning facilitators at work or in informal contexts;
- the design of training programmes, including higher education curricula, for adult educators;
- the determination of minimum professional standards for specific job positions in the adult learning sector.
Future plans focus on developing tailored modifications of the QF concept for different specific contexts. This is seen as an important precondition for raising the acceptance and the chances of exploitation of a sectoral qualification framework in such a heterogeneous field as adult learning.
Marché du travail
Formation tout au long de la vie
Validation, transparence, certification
Description de nouveaux métiers
Product information The main products will are a Catalogue of key competences for learning facilitators in ACE and six national as well as one transnational proposal(s) for sectoral Qualification Frameworks (linked to the EQF)