EQF Predict Final Project Expert Workshop:

"EQF-adapted educational elements in a predictable framework of change"

You are invited to participate in the expert workshop

EQF from theory to practice:
adapting education and training elements
to the requirements of the European Qualifications Framework

on 16 June 2011, in Stuttgart (DE)

There is a wide consensus among all stakeholders that a European Qualification Framework should be used in order to identify learning outcomes wherever they have been acquired, but a lot of differing point of views exist with regard to the question how the EQF should be properly used resp. how educational instruments to be related to the EQF in the future (as legal rules, curricula, sectoral and national frameworks, already existing or to be created) should be designed or modified. Taking in account former experience with standardisation in the area of education, it is therefore not too pessimistic to be afraid of versions of EQF use where the original approach is diluted in a way which does not deliver advantages in comparison with the current situation.

Successful application of an instrument is the only way to make it popular, but it seems that the development to be expected prevents this. Nevertheless, in spite of all different views on the subject, some essentials appear as unchangeable (as learning outcome orientation, level structure of frameworks, principal subdivision of descriptors), and it is also obvious that this will have a certain impact on various elements of educational systems. This makes it sensible to identify a predictable framework of change and in this framework to describe how EQF-adapted curricula, human resources development measures, assessment approaches, legal regulations, certificates, consultancy services could look like and to support these descriptions by pilots as far as possible, thereby providing for examples of EQF use which are at the same time oriented to the strategic aims of the EQF and the issues of educational practice.

You are invited to participate in this EQF Predict final project expert workshop that will present the project findings and open up for further discussions with VET practitioners, experts, researchers and other stakeholders in the field of EQF and its implementation.

The EQF Predict project consortium is very much looking forward to welcome you at this final project expert workshop taking place in Stuttgart on June 16th,  2011.

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