Based on data from 15 countries, the study illustrates and confirms the diversity of solutions currently applied across Europe.
A lively two-day debate at the Cedefop conference on the shift to learning outcomes and its impact (21 and 22 November 2013, Thessaloniki) concluded that learning outcomes are here to stay but there is still a lot of work to be done.
Trust is key to improving permeability between vocational education and training (VET) and higher education, and quality assurance is essential to achieve this, Cedefop Director James Calleja has told a conference on quality assurance in VET and higher education in Brussels (22 and 23 October).
This Cedefop research paper, addressing 32 countries participating in Education and Training 2020, discusses different curriculum policies focusing on learning outcomes and examines the implications these have on teaching and learners’ assessment in initial VET. Conclusions propose key policy messages for effective curriculum design processes and curriculum delivery that may benefit learners.
For ReferNet’s 10th anniversary, Margaretha Allen and Ulrika Hallin wrote a story illustrating how the common EU tools will, in the near future, open up opportunities for citizens - for learning, working, and for building exciting and fulfilling careers.
The application of EU tools in Italy is ongoing, despite obstacles linked to the absence of a national qualifications framework.
COLOR is one out of seven 2nd generation ECVET pilot projects funded by the EACEA in 2011. The COLOR project pursues a two-fold objective: setting up a sustainable network of Regional Authorities, stakeholders and practitioners; and pilot testing ECVET procedures for the evaluation, recognition and transfer of Learning Outcomes (LOs).