02 SES 12 A, Education and Research: National Educational Systems and Transnational Regulations Respective Recommendations - Added Value or Added paperwork?
Differing from EASA and IMO standards, which are mandatory for only one sector resp. few occupations, is ECVET (EU 2009) a voluntary recommendation aiming at all branches of Vocational Education and Training (VET). ECVET foresees units of Learning Outcomes (LO) that are assessed individually to allow a learner to alternate between different learning institutions resp. countries. Main aims are to increase transparency of curricula, mobility of learners and mutual trust between stakeholders of different countries. These aims can be supported without any doubt; but whether the instruments proposed by the recommendation are really appropriate or even have serious side-effects on established national measures of curriculum design, training and assessment is discussed controversially among stakeholders in the EU countries, strongly depending on the national traditions in providing VET (Saniter, 2012). Presentation will focus on the experiences made with ECVET-experimentation and the feedback received by stakeholders from the UK, Finland, Malta, Italy and Germany. An example of the aspects of the recommendation that were discussed very controversial is assessment. This part of the ECVET recommendation represents a dramatic pedagogical paradigm shift for countries with final examinations: Should overall employability skills be tested or a cluster of partial qualifications?
EU (2009) (ECVET-recommendation) http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?qid=1422549211287&uri=CELEX:32009H0708%2802%29 (found: 29.01.2015) Saniter, A. (2012) ECVET – Chancen und Risiken einheitsbasierter Ansätze. In: Transparenz und Durchlässigkeit durch den EQR?, Ruth, K. & Blings, J.) (Hrsg.) W. Bertelsmann Verlag GmbH & Co. KG, Bielefeld, 2012
00. Central Events (Keynotes, EERA-Panel, EERJ Round Table, Invited Sessions)
Network 1. Continuing Professional Development: Learning for Individuals, Leaders, and Organisations
Network 2. Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
Network 3. Curriculum Innovation
Network 4. Inclusive Education
Network 5. Children and Youth at Risk and Urban Education
Network 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Network 7. Social Justice and Intercultural Education
Network 8. Research on Health Education
Network 9. Assessment, Evaluation, Testing and Measurement
Network 10. Teacher Education Research
Network 11. Educational Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
Network 12. LISnet - Library and Information Science Network
Network 13. Philosophy of Education
Network 14. Communities, Families and Schooling in Educational Research
Network 15. Research Partnerships in Education
Network 16. ICT in Education and Training
Network 17. Histories of Education
Network 18. Research in Sport Pedagogy
Network 19. Ethnography
Network 20. Research in Innovative Intercultural Learning Environments
Network 22. Research in Higher Education
Network 23. Policy Studies and Politics of Education
Network 24. Mathematics Education Research
Network 25. Research on Children's Rights in Education
Network 26. Educational Leadership
Network 27. Didactics – Learning and Teaching
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