Title EQUFAS, "Working with the EQF in the Agricultural sector"
Project Number LdV/TOI/123013
Product The 360* learning outcome-based, web based assessment tool for level 3 of the EQF
Title The 360* learning outcome-based, web based assessment tool for level 3 of the EQF
Product Type others
Marketing Text The goal of the assessment is to provide feedback to a worker in a level 3 job about his or her ability to function at the required level. In order to achieve maximum accessibility, the tool needs to be developed web based. The tool is not directly related to the Agricultural sector and can even be used for assessing the personal development of employees within companies. It is not necessary that the worker is in the situation of being abroad. It is a step towards a Life Long Learning personal assessment tool. We developed the tool because of the cost of personal assessments. Personal assessments take about two hours of time for two assessors, if that is needed to assure the quality of the EQF it not affordable. Therefore we developed a web based version.
All of the students in Pilot Study period 3 worked with the new web-based assessment tool. It is a 360 degrees feedback instrument, written in six languages. All students were asked to use the tool developed by ACS. At the same time they were required to ask people in there home country, i.e. the company he or she is working for most of the time, to fill in the assessment tool as well. In addition their teacher, mentor or coach were invited to do the assessment. The persons assessing must be able to give unbiased answers concerning the working behaviour of the student. This means no friends, family, related people etc..
At the end of their work-period abroad, the assessments were done by the company coach, the mentor of the school and maybe one or two colleagues they worked with. Everybody could answer this in their own language, because all questions are the same and the outcomes are equal. All these answers were send back to the server and the student and teacher or mentor received a report in their own language. Based on this report, a dialogue between the student and teacher or mentor will take place.
Target group students, employees, teachers, assessors, educator,entrepeneurs, mentors
Result In a practical way, we tried it out and discussed the results in the final meeting of our projects with all participants and had an open discussion about the methodology. Scientific feedback from the EQUFAS assessment group, Universities involved in EQF processes, sector organisations like Aequor, 3s laboratory, CEDEFOP, etcetera.
Area of application The web-based version is to be used for, and by all sectors and more then two assessors are possible which makes the feedback much more valuable and the outcomes are easy to handle in a statistics system which makes outcomes easier comparable. This can be seen as a means to commence the mainstreaming of the ideas behind the project's results..