During the VI Scientific -Practical Conference “Systemic Theoretical Dimensions of Vocational Training Changes” organised on 26./27.11.15 in Kaunas by the Vytautas Magnus University, the vocational training centre Karalius Mindaugas and the St. Ignatius Loyola College, the representative of PLATO in PROVIDE, Dr. Jaap van Lakerfeld, gave a keynote on “Valid and Validated Vocational Education and Learning” and highlighted the PROVIDE approach for enhancing and validating competences in the VET sector as an answer to the challenges that educationlists have to face in order to update their competences.
You can find an article presenting the award winners of our European award La VITA è bella on the EPALE platform.
For the PROVIDE team the final conference was a real success. Here come some O-tones that reflect what the participants felt:
” I have very rarely attended a conference before, where most of the participants come with innovative projects -outside of the box projects, very well connected to specific needs and their target grous, and todays global realities. Additionally, most of the projects had an unusual freshness, as well as an unusual commitment and passion.” Continue reading Final conference – O-tones
Competence based learning and validation in innovative
informal and non-formal learning projects
On September 17th and 18th the final conference of the PROVIDE project took place in Mechelen, Belgium. The 70 experts from 15 EU member states discussed about validation of learning outcomes and innovative informal and non-formal learning projects.
Find the conference proceedings and a slideshow here.
The PROVIDE team looks forward to learning about your projects and initiatives that already tackle the theme of competence based learning and validation or for ideas on how they could cope with it in future. Please find all details here.
European Award for innovative practice and initiatives on validating competences in informal and non-formal learning in Europe
The PROVIDE team will launch the award in a few days and will ask you to present your learning projects that already tackle the theme of competence oriented learning and validation or your ideas on how to cope with it in the future.
All together 40 people met in Alden Biesen, Belgium for the first PROVIDE course on competence based learning. Resisting to cold wind and rain the get together linked all people in a red net.
The PROVIDE team invites you to a professional development course. In two consecutive training courses we intend to train a small number of energetic and experienced teachers/trainers. We invite you to be part of that team! Continue reading European course on competence oriented learning and validation
PROVIDE is part of REVEAL, the Research and Evaluation Group for Validating, Evaluating and Assessing Informal and Non-formal Learning represented in 20 European member states.
REVEAL owns LEVEL5 validation system.
Through the foundation of the REVEAL group it is intended to set up a stable European wide structure for support of learners and learning facilitators – be it teachers, trainers, helpers, counsellors, accompanying persons, assessors, evaluators etc.
In this connection the REVEAL group is establishing a growing European wide community of experts providing help and guidance for stakeholders in the field (e.g. citizens’ communities, grass-root projects but also providers of extracurricular activities etc.).