Title Peer Review Impact - Ensuring the impact of Peer Review to improve the provision of VET in Europe
Project Number 2009-1-FI1-LEO05-01584
Project Type Innovationstransfer
Marketing Text Qualitätssicherung und -evaluierungen müssen zu Qualitätsverbesserung führen, um den damit verbundenen erheblichen Aufwand zu rechtfertigen. Das Peer-Review-Impact-Projekt hatte das Ziel, auf Ebene der Ausbildungseinrichtungen zur Umsetzung des europäischen Bezugsrahmens für die Qualitätssicherung (EQARF) in der beruflichen Aus- und Weiterbildung beizutragen. Das Projekt konzentrierte sich auf die Prüfphase und die Erläuterung des Zusammenspiels von Qualitätssicherung, Evaluierungen und Verbesserung. Im Zentrum stand die Weiterentwicklung und Verbesserung der European Peer Review Methodologie und die Förderung der Verwendung von Peer-Prüfungen auf nationaler und europäischer Ebene.
QA and evaluations must lead to quality improvement in order to warrant the considerable efforts and resources invested. Thus, in the Common Quality Assurance Framework (CQAF) and in the new EQAVET Recommendation, the fourth stage of the quality cycle is highlighted as the crucial phase. In the LdV Project REVIMP – From Review to Improvement (NL/05/B/F/PP/157527) guidelines for successful of the fourth stage were developed for internal quality assurance in institutions of initial VET. The knowledge and experiences gleaned from this project will be applied to the European Peer Review procedure, a promising new Quality Assurance methodology which has been developed and tested in the projects Peer Review in initial VET (AT/04/C/F/TH-82000), Peer Review Extended (EAC/32/06/13, LE-78CQAF), and currently Peer Review Extended II (LLP-LdV/TOI/2007/AT/0011).
The project aims at an innovation transfer and a cross-fertilisation between the LdV REVIMP project and the LdV Peer Review projects. In particular, the project intends to
- Contribute to the implementation of the EQARF by focusing on the “review phase” as the crucial element of the quality cycle for improvement on the VET provider and school level.
- Enhance the understanding of the interplay between institutional quality assurance systems, evaluations and institutional development/improvement of VET provision
- Improve further the European Peer Review methodology focus on the impact and making changes
- Increase of the use of Peer Reviews at national and European level by disseminating of results of previous Leonardo-projects on Peer Reviews and REVIMP and transfer the results to new sectors, target groups and regionally.
- Optimise the effectiveness of external evaluations in VET, especially of the newly developed Peer Review methodology
The partnership will consist of public bodies, research institutions/universities and VET Providers. Other stakeholders – like representatives of social partners, European networks and institutions, institutions of Higher Education – will be integrated as supporting institutions into an extended network.
The main result of the project will be the “Peer Review Impact Guidelines”, addressed to VET Providers to enhance the impact of Peer Review in terms of improvement of VET provision and "Self-assessment guide for the impact of Peer Reviews (indicators and tools)" on the VET provider level. Further result will be a "Report on the Impact of Peer Reviews".
Target groups and impact of the project on the target groups
The primary target groups are VET providers in Europe who will use or plan to use Peer Review as quality assurance methodology at evaluation phase and as a methodology for mutual learning. Additionally, the project supports to improve the quality of VET at the at the national and European levels by making attention to the feedback and change.
Peer Review Impact project aims to contribute at the VET provider level to the implementation of the EQARF by focusing on the review phase and enhancing the understanding of the interplay between QA, evaluations and improvement, by improving and further developing the European Peer Review methodology and by promoting the use of PRs at national and European level.
• How should Peer Reviews be conducted in order to have maximum impact?
• What effects can be detected?
• Does it prompt concrete improvement in VET institutions?
• Does Peer Review really come “full quality cycle”?
TOI project is based on the Leonardo da Vinci projects
• Peer Review in Initial VET,
• Peer Review Extended I and II
Peer Review Impact Guidelines and Peer Review Follow-up Guide help VET providers
• to plan and conduct Peer Review as a tool in QA
• to use the Peer Review as a methodology for mutual learning
• to increase the impact of Peer Reviews
• to improve the quality of VET by giving attention to feedback and change.
The main results:
• Peer Review Impact Guidelines
• Peer Review Impact Assessment Tool
• Peer Review Impact Analysis Report
• Seminar for VET Providers on how to use the PR Impact Guidelines
• Transfer strategy paper.
Nutzung und Verbreitung von Ergebnissen
Erbringung von Freiberuflichen, Wissenschaftlichen und Technischen Dienstleistungen
Öffentliche Verwaltung, Verteidigung; Sozialversicherung
Erziehung und Unterricht
Theoretical Framework for reviewing the impact of PRs was developed. 14 PR case studies are carred out and reported. The “PR Impact Analysis Report is ready and and published in English in www.oph.fi and www.peer-review-education.net.
The Peer Review Impact Guidelines have developed based on them Peer Review Impact Analysis Report and compared them with the REVIMP framework, designed in the previous Leonardo project. The Peer Review Impact Guidelines is ready and available in English, German, Finnish,Hungarian, Italian and Dutch www.oph.fi and printed version in English and Finnish. They are in CD too.
The main aim of the Peer Review Impact Guidelines is to help VET providers, institutions and training centres to set up and carry out Peer Reviews and help them to focus in all phases of the Peer Review process and after the PRs on activities and structures promoting the impact. The Peer Review Impact Guidelines are intended to be used together with the Peer Review Manual for European VET.
The Peer Review Impact Self-assessment Tool is ready and available on the website in English, Hungarian and Finnish. The Peer Review Impact Self-Assessment Tool promotes the impact of Peer Reviews by helping the self-assessment and follow-up during the whole Peer Review process and by helping to plan and implement improvement activities.
Transfer strategy paper is ready and available on the website.
There are CD in English and Finnish where the products and templates are in electronic form for use.
Workshops for VET Providers have been organised on how to use the Peer Review Impact Guidelines in each partner country. Conclusion based on the experiences on different ways to organise workshop was that it is not only one good way. For more information please contact the coordinator of the project email:email@example.com or coordinating partner in the country.