C-Stick, Innovative Practices For Assessing Key Competencies

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  • 1. The C-Stick project: innovative practices for assessing key competencies Learning Forum London 22-24 june 2009
  • 2. JES
    • plural non-profit organisation.
    • Mission: to create equal opportunities for young people to actively participate in society.
    • Based in three Belgian cities: Brussels, Antwerp and Ghent.
    • Activities: training and guidance, training for youth work volunteers, outreach work, support for youth clubs and youth work initiatives, …
  • 3. JES: target group
    • young people between 6 and 30 years old,
    • living in large cities,
    • of whom a lot are low-skilled and with migrant background
  • 4. C-Stick project
    • competence framework and tools for self-, peer and expert assessment of key competencies
    • Accessibility for a low-skilled target group
    • Usable in different settings (leisure time activities, training, job counselling), regardless professions or sectors.
  • 5. Ongoing debate
    • Context versus transferability
  • 6. 16 competences
    • Cooperating
    • Speaking
    • Listening
    • Flexibility
    • Planning and
    • Organising
    • Learning
    • Giving feedback
    • Handle feedback
    • Self-reflection
    • Networking
    • Handle authority
    • Respect rules
    • Handle clients
    • Taking initiative
    • Act independently
    • Empathizing
  • 7. Example
  • 8. Example
  • 9. Group dynamic exercises
  • 10. Advantages
    • Enhance social orientation
    • Create a link between different settings (leisure time activities, training, job counselling) and by doing so encourage APEL
    • Create an integrated learning experience
  • 11. Challenges
    • Is it useful to assess key competencies as such or is this only useful in view of a specific profession?
    • Do our assessments (based on group dynamic exercises) have a predictive value for performance on key competencies in work settings?
    • Do our assessments proof that someone ‘meets the standards’ of a specific profession or do they only reveal strengths and talents of people (indicative value)?
  • 12. Contact
    • Marjan Van de maele
    • [email_address]
    • 0032/ 2 411 68 83
    • JES vzw
    • Werkhuizenstraat 3
    • 1080 Brussels
    • Belgium