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November 2006 Final Conference 1 Embedding Standards Dr. Peter Littig, DEKRA Akademie Gerald Thiel, DEKRA Akademie.

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1 November 2006 Final Conference 1 Embedding Standards Dr. Peter Littig, DEKRA Akademie Gerald Thiel, DEKRA Akademie

2 November 2006 Final Conference 2 Partnership LEONARDO-Partners : DEKRA-Akademie (Koordinator, DE); Zentrum für Soziale Innovation, Wien (AT); Bundesverband der Digitalen Wirtschaft (BVDW, DE); Fachhochschule Osnabrück (DE); MMB – Institut für Medien- und Kompetenzforschung, Essen (DE); Asociación Española de Empresas de Multimedia (ASEDEM, ES); Indra S.A., Madrid (ES); Association Multimedia Emploi, Bordeaux (FR); South-East European Research Center (SEERC), Thessaloniki (GR); Security Technologies Competence Centre (SETCCE), Ljubljana (SI); Fastrak Consulting, Brighton (UK); National Institute for Vocational Education (NIVE), Budapest (HU); Prompt, Gödöllö (HU) Corresponding Partners: KIBNET/BITKOM (DE); Association SwissMedia (CH) Subcontractor: E-Skills UK (UK)

3 November 2006 Final Conference 3 Overall Objective Contribute to overcome the standardisation-divide in Europe by developing and piloting sector-oriented qualification approaches

4 November 2006 Final Conference 4 A Reference Point of Project Work: EQF Source: DG Education and Culture

5 November 2006 Final Conference 5 A Reference Point of Project Work: ECVET Common rules about European credit points will be fixed by a convention at European level. National authorities will fix the number of credit points to be allocated to a qualification and allocate the credit points to each unit according to the relative importance of the volume of the learning activities for the training pathway of reference. Credit points are characterized by a EQF level, normally the level where the qualification is assigned to. In case that a unit is different to the level of qualification it belongs to, the corresponding points have the same level as these units.

6 November 2006 Final Conference 6 Embedding Standards: Tasks Identify a grid existing ICT/multimedia profiles and curricula should be measured against Define reference profiles and qualifications Define smallest assessable units Assign credit points to units Define modules and learn paths Carry out and evaluate training, thereby creating Zones of Mutual Trust

7 November 2006 Final Conference 7 1. Identified grid/reference points Grid had to be defined by ongoing developments at European level Most important reference points were –European Qualification Framework (EQF) –European Credit for VET (ECVET) –European e-Skills Meta-Framework Further reference points were - E-Skills Metaframework (competence –oriented sector framework) - National systems as the British Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) and the German Advanced IT-Training System (AITTS)

8 November 2006 Final Conference 8 2. Selected profiles (1) Criteria: Comparable profiles available in most partner states Training providers being members of the partnership can carry out training related to those profiles Preliminary work results were already available: Profiles are subdivided in work elements

9 November 2006 Final Conference 9 AITTS as a pool of structured profiles

10 November 2006 Final Conference 10 2. Selected profiles (2) Results: IT Project Coordinator (taken from the AITTS) IT Security Coordinator (taken from the AITTS) Web Content Specialist (taken from a previous LEONARDO project)

11 November 2006 Final Conference 11 3. Defined smallest units Smallest units have been identified by using the descriptions of AITTS and Web-Content-Specialist

12 November 2006 Final Conference 12 4. Described units in terms of KSC … Three job descriptions are now available related to the KSC descriptors of SFIA, but also in EQF terms. Derived from those, two qualifications have already been designed, structured in a way that enables ECVET application.

13 November 2006 Final Conference 13 An Example (1)

14 November 2006 Final Conference 14 An Example (2)

15 November 2006 Final Conference 15 An Example (3)

16 November 2006 Final Conference 16 5. Carried out virtual transnational training Virtual transnational training was carried out for the - Web Content Specialist - IT Project Coordinator In addition, a (real) transnational 1-day IT Project Coordinator crash course took place. Evaluation has been carried out; in principle, results are positive.

17 November 2006 Final Conference 17 Nature and Status of Sending/Receiving Institutions Equivalence of the Learning Experience Reference Levels Job Profile Nature of Learning Process Units of Learning Units and Credits/Credit Points National Conventions Credit Profiling Memorandum of Understanding Validation/Recognition Agreement

18 November 2006 Final Conference 18 What has been done additionally Two modules of the Italian Tecnico Superiore per la Comunicazione ed il Multimedia from the Italian vocational training system IFTS have been designed as enrichment of the Web Content Specialist curriculum, following the procedure applied within Embedding Standards (assignment of EQF descriptors) Thus replenished, the curriculum has been used as ICT sector case study within the European study ECVET Connexion.

19 November 2006 Final Conference 19 Main lessons learnt A common understanding of job profiles is crucial for enabling transnational training If job profiles are described in work elements from which competences can be derived, to be defined as learning outcomes within curricula, this common understanding is easily achievable among experts despite their national educational tradition. Under these conditions, instruments like ECVET are assignable to transnational curricula, whatever the concrete design of the credit transfer system might be.

20 November 2006 Final Conference 20 What we want to do in the future……

21 November 2006 Final Conference 21 Steering Committee Juridically Defined Body End Users chooses Learners Training providers Virtual Training Portal (VTP) Advisory Board (Stakeholders) ZMT Promotion Unit advises trains supports advises & supports evaluates VTP activities delivers instruments for VTP activities monitors and structures activities and collaboration of units analyses EQF/ECVET development environment recruits Target Groups Active Units Future Formal Basis

22 November 2006 Final Conference 22 For more information Thank you for your attention!

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