Title self-evaluation in VET Schools
Project Number 2011-1-FR1-LEO05-24398
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
The QALEP project is supported by the European program for “lifelong learning” – Leonardo/multilateral “innovation transfer” projects sub-programme. It is being overseen by a French national public institution, the CIEP – in liaison with the French Ministry of Education.
It was implemented over two years, from October 2011 to October 2013.
The project seeks to develop the self-evaluation approach in French VET Schools by bringing the existing national framework in line with the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training established in 2009 upon recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council.
More specifically, it focused on the experience of European project partners regarding quality assurance in vocational training in order to build a French methodological tool for self-evaluation which were be given a trial run in French institutions with the “Lycée des Métiers” label.
The dissemination of the self-assessment guide begun in July 2013 throws a new project: QUALEDUC supported by ESEN and 5 others French academies and aimed the generalizability all over of the findings.
The aim of the project were to develop the capacity of French vocational education establishments in the field of self-assessment taking into account the preexisting national education framework related to vocational education and training - especially the “lycée des métiers” label- as well as the schools target oriented contracts and development. The project were in compliance with the European framework for quality assurance in education and vocational training such settled in 2009 by a Recommendation passed by the European Parliament and the European Council.
It was more precisely about propping up the French establishments on the experience of three European partners who have already implemented quality assurance processes and develop a French methodological tool for self-assessment that will be applied in the first place in French “lycées des métiers” establishments.
A steering committee and groups of national experts which included official representatives of the ministry of education –inspectorates and The National College for Education Management ESEN- were in charge of the project.
The project also relied on a scientific committee which gathers experts from three European countries :
Austria : ARQA-VET Austrian reference point for Quality Assurance in VET ;
Hungary : Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of Behaviour Science and Communication Theory, Observatory for Educational Development ;
Rumania : CNDIPT Centrul National de Dezvomtare A Invatamantului Profesionnal Si Tehnic.
The project were carried out by a steering committee, expert groups involving the ministry of Education, inspectors, experts from the academies and from the Ecole supérieure de l’éducation nationale, de l’enseignement supérieur et de la recherche (ESEN).
The project was also run thanks to a scientific committee made up of French and European partners from three countries:
Austria: ARQA-VET Austrian reference point for Quality Assurance in VET
Hungary: Corvinus University of Budapest, Institute of Behaviour Science and Communication Theory, Observatory for Educational Development
Rumania: Centrul National de Dezvomtare A Invatamantului Profesionnal Si Tehnic
Project key stages and outcomes
1- Analysis of the conditions for conducting the self-evaluation in view of the French context, the European recommendation establishing the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for Vocational Education and Training and tools produced by European partners
2- Production of the specifications for drafting the French self-evaluation guide
3- Drafting of the methodological guide for self-evaluation for French institutions
3- Trial run of the guide in 10 “lycées des métiers” located in three regional education authorities
4- Setup of a training plan for management staff in using the tool.
5- Dissemination of the self-assessment guide with the QUALEDUC project developed by the ESEN and 5 French academies at the beginning of July 2013
Product Types evaluation methods