TEAM

Trainers’ Evaluation and Assessment Methods

Background

In today’s world, there is no doubt about the important role that training plays in public and private sectors. Still, the main question remains as to how we can actually measure training effectiveness and how we can assure that vocational education and training is a means for economic and business development. The TEAM project idea was created with the motivation to share experience and good practices that could help answering these essential questions.

Innovative trainers’ evaluation methodology is regarded as an important step towards improvement of trainer’s technical competences and soft skills, while at the same time it shall contribute to the improvement of students’ learning outcomes.

Activities

In altogether five study visits and several workshops taking place in different partner countries and organized at different levels, involving partners, national trainers and VET promoters, different kinds of organisations concerned by these issues are engaged to discuss and form focus groups which shall define and find good practices of trainers’ assessment.

Aims and target group

The main goal is to create a peer learning partnership to improve European and national tools and methods that assess trainers’ performance, as a way of measuring and introducing quality assurance in vocational education and training.

Therefore, the collection of good trainers’ assessment and certification/qualification best practices is important to create a framework for further national and EU recommendations.

Main project objectives are:

  • to identify and analyze best practices of trainers’ assessment used or developed by the project partners
  • to define methods to transfer the good practices and integrate the best ones into daily working practices of all partner organisations
  • to develop a shared innovative methodology based on these practices
  • to promote cooperative learning and improve trainers’ performance
EU-Program: LLP, Leonardo da Vinci Partnership
Coordination: Instituto de Soldadura e Qualidade (Lissabon, PRT)
Contact: Karin Kronika
Duration: August 2011 - July 2013
EU - Partner für lebenslanges Lernen This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.