ECVET: concetti fondamentali


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ECVET: concetti fondamentali

  1. 1. Lucio Pianese 1 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES ITACA, Transfer of Innovation Project Among the objectives of ITACA, Transfer of Innovation Project:
  2. 2. Lucio Pianese 2 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES Design, in a pilot research / action, course that leads to certification IT Administrator, focused on project activities and internships, and structured in units defined by Learning Outcomes.
  3. 3. Lucio Pianese 3 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES The goal is a recognition of credits / points ECVET by the competent institutions, referring to the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning (EQF).
  4. 4. Lucio Pianese 4 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES ..recognition of credits / points ECVET… European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training is a system "designed to facilitate the transfer, recognition and accumulation of learning outcomes of people interested in acquiring a qualification."
  5. 5. Lucio Pianese 5 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES Some definitions to use a common language "Qualification" means a formal outcome of an assessment and validation process which is obtained when a competent institution determines that an individual has achieved learning outcomes to given standards; (fl. this term is the translation of qualification and should not be confused to use that in our country we do the "professional qualification")
  6. 6. Lucio Pianese 6 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES “Learning outcomes” means statements of what a learner knows, understands and is able to do on completion of a learning process and which are defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competence;
  7. 7. Lucio Pianese 7 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES ‘Unit of learning outcomes’ (unit) means a component of a qualification, consisting of a coherent set of knowledge, skills and competence, that can be assessed and validated;
  8. 8. Lucio Pianese 8 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES The units that make up a qualification should be:  described in legible and understandable with reference to knowledge, skills and competences contained in them;  constructed and organized in a manner consistent with respect to the overall qualification;  constructed in a way that enables discrete assessment and validation of learning outcomes contained in the unit.
  9. 9. Lucio Pianese 9 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES A unit may be a single qualification or common to several qualifications.
  10. 10. Lucio Pianese 10 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES The specifications for a unit should include:  the title of the unit;  the title of the qualification (or qualifications) to which the unit relates, where applicable;  the reference of the qualification according to the EQF level and, where appropriate, the level of the National Qualifications Framework ("NQF") with the ECVET credit points associated with the qualification;
  11. 11. Lucio Pianese 11 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES  the learning outcomes contained in the unit;  procedures and criteria for assessment of these learning outcomes;  ECVET points associated with the unit;  where appropriate, the validity in time of the unit
  12. 12. Lucio Pianese 12 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES Some definitions to use a common language ‘Credit for learning outcomes’ (credit) means a set of learning outcomes of an individual which have been assessed and which can be accumulated towards a qualification or transferred to other learning programmes or qualifications;
  13. 13. Lucio Pianese 13 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES ‘Competent institution’ means an institution which is responsible for designing and awarding qualifications or recognising units or other functions linked to ECVET, such as allocation of ECVET points to qualifications and units, assessment, validation and recognition of learning outcomes, under the rules and practices of participating countries;
  14. 14. Lucio Pianese 14 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES ‘Assessment of learning outcomes’ means methods and processes used to establish the extent to which a learner has in fact attained particular knowledge, skills and competence;
  15. 15. Lucio Pianese 15 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES Validation of learning outcomes’ means the process of confirming that certain assessed learning outcomes achieved by a learner correspond to specific outcomes which may be required for a unit or a qualification; ‘
  16. 16. Lucio Pianese 16 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES ‘Recognition of learning outcomes’ means the process of attesting officially achieved learning outcomes through the awarding of units or qualifications;
  17. 17. Lucio Pianese 17 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES ECVET points ‘ECVET points’ means a numerical representation of the overall weight of learning outcomes in a qualification and of the relative weight of units in relation to the qualification. ECVET points provide complementary information about qualifications and units in numerical form.
  18. 18. Lucio Pianese 18 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES How do you decide how many points to assign to a unit and to a qualification?
  19. 19. Lucio Pianese 19 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES To enable a common approach for the use of ECVET points, a convention is used according to which 60 points are allocated to the learning outcomes expected to be achieved in a year of formal full time VET.
  20. 20. Lucio Pianese 20 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES In ECVET the allocation of points usually has two phases: ECVET points are allocated first to a qualification as a whole and then to its units. For a given qualification, one formal learning context is taken as a reference and on the basis of the convention the total number of points is assigned for that qualification.
  21. 21. Lucio Pianese 21 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES From this total, ECVET points are then allocated to each unit according to their relative weight within the qualification. For qualifications which do not have a formal learning pathway reference, ECVET credit points can be allocated through estimation by comparison with another qualification which has a formal reference context.
  22. 22. Lucio Pianese 22 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES To establish the comparability of qualifications, the competent institution should refer to the equivalent EQF level or, possibly, NQF or to the similarity of the learning outcomes in a closely related professional field.
  23. 23. Lucio Pianese 23 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES  the relative importance of the learning outcomes which constitute the unit for labour market participation, for progression to other qualification levels or for social integration,  the complexity, scope and volume of learning outcomes in the unit,  the effort necessary for a learner to acquire the knowledge, skills and competence required for the unit.
  24. 24. Lucio Pianese 24 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES The relative weight of any given unit common to several qualifications, as expressed in ECVET points, may vary from one of these qualifications to another.
  25. 25. Lucio Pianese 25 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES In the ECVET Recommendation, there is a clear call to countries, where there is already a national system of points, so that the competent institutions entering into agreements for the conversion of national points in ECVET points.
  26. 26. Lucio Pianese 26 ASSOCIAZIONE HERMES Thank you for your courtesy