Title Increasing quality of FET educational and certification system
Project Number 2011-1-SK1-LEO05-02877
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text IQFET is a project that offers possibility to increase quality of further education trainers in Slovakia and Hungary, through close cooperation with Austria WBA system. Through this transfer of innovation, guidelines and handbooks are developed for further educators. Additionaly, by transfering from Austria to Slovakia and Hungary, central europe region collaboration is strenghtening.
In the field of furter education trainers (FET), especially in Slovakia and Hungary, recognition of FETs competences acquired by non-formal or informal learning is a problematic issue. WBA model from Austria brings new possibility to aproach towards mentioned issue. However, since WBAs methodology is considered as sucessfull tool for recognition of acquired competences, different circumstances in field of FET in Slovakia and Hungary required several critical analysis, especially in field of curriculum and providers of certification.
IQFET activities led to adaptation of WBAs curriculum (list of competences along with their indicators) into Slovak and Hungarian circumstances. As a results of this adaptation, three core outcames were achieved: Further education trainer standard, Evaluation standard for FET and proposal for training program for FET. Training program was developed with aim to offer future FET possibility to acquire theoretical and methodological framework in a formal way. These outcames are avaliable in English, Slovak and Hungarian language.
Goal of IQFET project was to identificate innovative aspects of selected WBA model, analyse these subjects and implement them into circumstances of Slovakia and Hungary. Aim is to create innovative, open system that is respectable to divergency of FET field of practise and allows to recognize competences, acquired by formal, non-formal and informal learning.
Description IQFET lasted for 24 months. The work began with a study of Austrian FET certification system, represented by institution WBA. Work followed by analysing presented system to identify its strenghts, opportunities and innovative aspects. After initial analysis, drafts for implementation process towards Slovakia and Hungary were carried out. These drafts were consulted with Austrian experts, to eliminate weak points and to assure quality assurance. After achieving usable version of related douments (competence standard of FET, evaluation manual for FET), their usability was teste through pilot certification workshops, that took place in Slovakia and Hungary. Aim was to test efficiency in proposed methodology and also to recieve feedback from participants.
Recognition, transparency, certification
Other Service Activities
transparency and certification
Product information IQFET is a transfer of innovation project, aimed on transfer of Austrian WBA methodology and curriculum for further education trainers, towards Slovakia and Hungary.