Title EQUFAS, "Working with the EQF in the Agricultural sector"
Project Number LdV/TOI/123013
Product EQF training- and instruction program for Assessors.
Title EQF training- and instruction program for Assessors.
Product Type others
Marketing Text We developed a guideline/ instruction frame for users in companies, coaches and assessors which was developed in the kick off meeting. For the second pilot phases we developed special information for the assessors, a guideline for assessors according to the STAR methodology. There is a trainings program for assessors developed. The context of this program is focussing on an Introduction (aims, expectations, methods e.t.c) We lead the assessors through the methodology by a workshop :describe how do you assess practice of the students in company . Theoretical aspect – TAT-method , STARR-method ,compiling of the competence based questionary for student assesment (infoshoping) .
The introduction document and guideline we used in the 1st pilot phases was evaluated in the teachers meeting in Austria and representatives of the companies as well as the educators recommended to re-write the document as the guideline for the branches, a document written in the mother tongue which can be seen under result number 9. For the assessors and coaches within the companies, we developed a new guideline based on the STAR methodology. We improved the methodology when thought appropriate after the review sessions during the assessment periods in every pilot. This as a result of the discussion between the assessors, teachers and students during the evaluation meeting in Austria, June 2008. In the second and third pilot phases we planned time for these review sessions
Target group Assessors of the labour market who are going to work with an learning outcome based assessment tool for the EQF/ECVET
As a result of the meeting in Austria June 2008,(40 people, excluding 12 students were attending the meeting) the participants recommended the steering group to develop a new assessment tool and guideline for the assessors which was more scientifically connected to the mental model of educators and students while working from learning outcome–based competencies. The scope was on the quality assurance and the methodology used in the first pilot period in the assessments. For the first assessment tool we used the taxonomy of Bloom but this was a very abstract methodology for teachers and students to understand.
We asked Academic Consultancy Services in the Netherlands to help us. They developed together with the assessors a new assessment tool, as well as the new guideline, which was tested in the pilot phase 2 in wine pilot by all assessors. The testing methodology was the STAR and this process was observed by the Dutch Authority for the Agricultural examination board, AEQUOR.
Students from the university of Vienna monitored the other pilot studies in the 2nd pilot phase and reported their findings to ACS as well as the steering group. We tested the second tool with many more people, and focussed on particular targets, such as, how to do the mentor interview, learning outcome-based questionnaires and behavioural approach of an assessment.
Area of application
We made the training more usable outside the agricultural sector. As advised, we focussed only on the level of VET.
The training is ready to be used outside the agricultural sector.
It is now usable for all sectors.
Product Languages English