C-Stick, Innovative Practices For Assessing Key Competencies

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C-Stick, Innovative Practices For Assessing Key Competencies

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

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