The Project

Introducing quality assurance framework in work based learning (WBL) has become a priority for Member States over the last years.

The European Quality Assurance Reference Framework for vocational education and training (EQAVET) provides a European-wide system to support Member States and stakeholders to document, develop, monitor, evaluate and improve the effectiveness of quality management practices and learning outcomes.

The L.O.W.E. project aims to act on evaluation and review of learning outcomes in WBL. The innovative nature of the project is a top-down approach to criteria, descriptors and indicators of EQAVET with a bottom-up provider need approach. The result will be guidelines and a toolkit, which will be effective and possible to implement, and will have real practical impact on quality of WBL learning outcomes!

Objectives

General objective of L.O.W.E. project is to increase QA system in phases of evaluation and review of quality assurance (QA) cycle by facing specifically dimensions related to validation and recognition processes of of learning outcomes (LOs) in work based learning.

Specific objectives are to:
  1. improve monitoring system of learning outcomes in work based learning according quality assurance logic
  2. increase quality of evaluation process of learning outcomes in work based learning (transparency, reliability and validity)
  3. increase quality for validation and recognition of learning outcomes in work based learning
  4. support developing in educators of a culture of quality assurance improvement in recognition and validation of learning outcomes in work based learning
  5. create stronger partnerships among vocational education and training (VET) providers and companies.

 

Intellectual Outputs

O1 – Guidelines to improve quality assurance (QA) and work based learning (WBL) system related to validation and recognition processes of learning outcomes in WBL

O1 – Guidelines to improve quality assurance (QA) and work based learning (WBL) system related to validation and recognition processes of learning outcomes in WBL

O1 aims to develop a system to improve recognition, evaluation, monitoring of learning outcomes in order to provide high quality WBL. A set of guidelines will be developed in order to support the integration of QA processes for the validation and recognition of LOs in WBL. The Guidelines will form a step by step procedure on how VET providers and teachers/trainers design and manage QA system cooperating with companies to validate LOs in WBL.
O2  – Quality Assurance (QA) and work based learning (WBL) Toolkit

O2 – Quality Assurance (QA) and work based learning (WBL) Toolkit

The O2 aims to:
  • promote the ability to identify learning outcomes in WBL based on explicit and co-defined criteria
  • facilitate the implementation of processes for collecting and analyzing learning outcomes data in WBL, in line with the QA and WBL Model
  • develop the ability to use validation and recognition tools for learning outcomes in WBL compliant with the QA of the QA and WBL Model
  • support recipients to allow the continuous development and review of the Model's tools to the specific context and according to learners’/students’ needs.
The toolkit is a methodological guide that provides practical tools and operational indicators to support teachers/trainers and company tutors. Tools will be designed to progressively accompany the target group in each of the four processes in which the model is articulated: identification, evaluation, validation and recognition.
Multiplier Events

Multiplier Events

During the project’s lifetime, several workshops will take place in order to increase the project’s visibility and sustainability and to disseminate its outputs and results. Specifically, four Multiplier Events will be implemented in Italy, Finland, Greece and Germany having one same goal: to promote the visibility and transferability of results.
Learning Activity

Learning Activity

A learning activity on the QA + WBL guidelines and Toolkit will take place during the project. The training activity aims at developing skills and competences for the implementation of processes of validation and recognition of LOs in WBL.

Partners

Ufficio Scolastico Regionale Abruzzo

Ufficio Scolastico Regionale Abruzzo

Via Ulisse Nurzia, Località Boschetto, Pile, 67100, L’Aquila, Italy
Phone 009 8625741
E-mail: viriol.dambrosio@istruzione.it
Contact Person: Viriol D’ ABROSIO

www.abruzzo.istruzione.it

EKAMI

EKAMI

Kymenlaaksonkatu 29, 48100, Kotka, Finland
Phone 0035 8103959000 
E-mail: kirjaamo.ekami@ekami.fi
Contact Person: Eija LEINONEN

www.ekami.fi

DIMITRA EDUCATION & CONSULTING S.A.

DIMITRA EDUCATION & CONSULTING S.A.

Palaiologou 19, GR41223, Larissa, Greece
Phone: 0030 2410 554024
E-mail: euprojects@dimitra.gr
Contact Person: Vaso ANASTASOPOULOU

www.dimitra.gr

FOLKUNIVERSITETET UPPSALA

FOLKUNIVERSITETET UPPSALA

Bergsbrunnagatan 1, 753 23 Uppsala, Sweden
Phone 0046 18680000
E-mail: info.uppsala@folkuniversitetet.se
Contact Person: Yevgeniya AVERHED

www.folkuniversitetet.se

Werkstatt-Berufskolleg Unna

Werkstatt-Berufskolleg Unna

Nordring 39, 59423, Unna, Germany
Phone: 0049 23032850
E-mail: L.O.W.E.@my.mail.de
Contact Person: Dieter SCHULZE

www.werkstatt-berufskolleg.de

Ilmiolavoro srl

Ilmiolavoro srl

Viale Europa 1, 64023, Mosciano S. Angelo (TE)
Phone: 0039 0859943366
E-mail: info@ilmiofuturo.it
Contact Person: Matteo PARADISI

www.ilmiofuturo.it

Istituto d’Istruzione Superiore “L. Da Vinci – P. De Giorgio”

Istituto d’Istruzione Superiore “L. Da Vinci – P. De Giorgio”

Via G. Rosato 5, 66034, Lanciano (CH)
Phone: 0039 087242556
E-mail: saverio.demagistris@davincidegiorgio.it
Contact Person: Saverio de MAGISTRIS

www.iisdavincidegiorgio.gov.it

Funding

This project has been funded with support by the European Commission. This Website reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission is not responsible for any use of the information included in the site.

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