Title M.O.T.O. - Model Of Transferability Of Learning Outcome Units
Project Number 147738-LLP-2008-IT- ECVET
Project Type Other EU-Projects
Individual Participation Not possible
Country EU-Centralised Projects
ECVET M.O.T.O project aims at giving a contribution to the implementation of the ECVET system by:
• identifying a common framework to test ECVET and facilitate the validation and transfer of units of learning outcomes achieved in different contexts;
• valuing the various ECVET practices in the Partner countries;
• developing partnership and networks between authorities and institutions responsible for qualifications and diplomas;
M.O.T.O (Model Of Transferability of learning Outcome units) project aims at giving a contribution to the implementation of ECVET system through a partnership between Ministries and National Institutional bodies responsible for VET of 4 countries: Italy, Austria, Finland and Iceland.
All the partners of the Consortium are responsible institutions involved in the ECVET implementation recognised at national and international levels to be organisations able to guarantee the implementation of the project at political, organisational and operational level. Their well known expertise may influence policy-maker decisions related to ECVET systems and all of them have the required technical and administrative staff, structural, financial and economical resources to manage and develop project activities.
The rationale of M.O.T.O. project is to identify an operative framework to test ECVET and to facilitate the validation, recognition, accumulation and transfer of units of learning outcomes. In each country experiences and best practices in this field be shared.
MOTO is providing concrete methodological tools to analyse and describe a range of vocational qualifications (EQF 3 level – Tourism occupational sector) in terms of units of learning outcomes and a model that will permit the validation, recognition, accumulation and transfer of units of learning outcomes with reference to the existing European tools (EQF, Europass, ECTS) and principles (validation of non formal and informal learning, quality assurance) in order to reduce the barriers to mobility across Europe.
The testing phase will be crucial to verify the feasibility and practicability of the methodology and the model generated. It will take place in technical secondary schools and vocational training centres in order to identify needs and constraints for learners involved in mobility programmes and then to adapt the model for a wider use in other countries and contexts. The mobility will ill be carried out between Italy-Austria and Iceland-Finland. This is an improvement of the original project, where only simulated mobility between Italy and Austria had been foreseen.
It has been necessary to organize the mobility, because the simulation did not appear enough to test the model, and it has not been possible to work on other existing mobility projects.
The Consortium is developing the work of M.O.T.O. project through several actions described in eight specific workpackages (WP) in which a Leader of the WP has been identified on the basis of its own expertise in order to give a broader value to each partner’s best practices and experiences.
The Management of the Project (WP 1) is planned to provide technical and scientific leadership of the overall project activities and to fulfil administrative and financial tasks.
In order to guarantee the respect of Quality criteria, a Quality Assurance Plan has been developed (WP 2).
Web site Development and Networking Integration (WP 3) is designed to consolidate and integrate existing transnational collaborations, increase the visibility of the project developments on the world stage and foster mutual agreements among partners.
The core actions of M.O.T.O. are described in the following three WPs:
- WP 4 (Methodology set-up) concerns the development of a methodology of analysis and description of a range of professional qualifications with reference to the pilot occupational sector (Tourism) in terms of units learning of outcomes.
- WP 5 (Model Development) aims at the empirical development of a Model Of Trasferability of learning Outcome units (M.O.T.O.) among different ECVET systems.
- WP 6 (Field Testing) regards the testing of both: M.O.T.O. Model and the methodology elaborated in order to verify their feasibility and practicability.
MOTO project Quality assurance is not a separate work stage, but runs throughout the whole project, being an ongoing process. The process consists of a "virtuous" cycle based on continuous monitoring of the indicators of quality provided in a separate plan (Quality plan) and the consequent continuous improvement of the processes under control.
The Quality Assurance Plan has the following objectives:
• applying systematic activities for monitoring the project implementation, recording deviations and shortcomings
• set quality assurance procedure for review and approval of deliverables
• introducing a formal and systematic testing to measure the effectiveness of the Model
Recognition, transparency, certification
Assessment of learning outcomes
Transfer and validation of learning outcomes
Analysing and writing learning outcomes
Documentation of learning outcomes
Units of learning outcomes
ECVET partnership (involvement of competent bodies)
transparency and certification
program or curricula
description of new occupation profiles
By now, according to our aims presented in the previous boxes, the following products have been realized:
- Start-up Partner Meeting minutes
- First Transnational Partner Meeting minutes
- Middle Project Management Report
- Project Quality assurance Plan
- Background Analysis
- Pilot Sector Report
- Methodology Output
- The M.O.T.O. Model
- The Dissemination Plan
- Seminar on the Methodology set-up outcomes
- First monitoring form
- Learning agreement between ENAIP, Istituto Alberini and Zobaeck (draft)
- Memorandum of Understanding between Miur (Local Veneto Authority) – Regione Veneto and Austrian Ministry of Education (draft)