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14.02.2011  (jp)  [1 Kommentare]

Conference “Quality Assurance in VET”, Dec. 2, 2010 in Rome

On the 2nd of December 2010 an International Conference on “Quality Assurance in VET” took place in Rome, coordinated by the Italian Reference Point for Quality Assurance (www.rpnqualita.isfol.it).

The afternoon section was dedicated to the presentation of the results of the pilot extended implementation of the Peer Review methodology inside the Italian Network of schools and Vocational Training Centres. The project has been realized during 2010 having the following main aims:

  • Disseminating the Peer Review methodology at national level
  • Adapting the European tools to the national context
  • Improving the dialogue and the cooperation between the school system and the vocational training system
  • Using Peer Review as a tool to integrate self assessment with external assessment.

During the Conference all the schools and Vocational Training centres involved in the network have expressed a positive opinion about their participation in the project. They consider Peer Review as a methodology which can contribute to the improvement of the quality of their training provision and as a good chance for mutual learning among the main actors of training and education processes.

Ismene Tramontano presented also the “Peer Review Impact” Leonardo Project and all the members of the Italian network testing Peer Review expressed their great interest to be involved in the testing and the dissemination of the Peer Review Impact Guidelines considered as a tool to assess the real impact/improvement of their training provision connected to the implementation of the Peer Review methodology.