2nd EQAVET Forum - on quality assurance of the continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers and trainers in continuous vocational education and training

The EQAVET Forum is taking place on 21 November 2017. It is a one-day event bringing together some 120 participants including policy makers at system level, VET providers, VET practitioners, social partners and other key stakeholders.
Taking place within the context of the 2nd European Vocational Skills Week, its objective is to reflect on the quality assurance of the continuing professional development (CPD) of teachers and trainers in continuous vocational education and training (CVET) and how this contributes to the quality of provision. A key area in this regard is how effective measures can be assessed and feedback loops strengthened. See BOOKLET PROGRAMME for further information on the topics which will be discussed.

The Forum provides an opportunity to disseminate the experience of the EQAVET Network in the area of quality assuring CVET among a large group of stakeholders. It will also provide an opportunity for learning more about how these topics are being addressed in different European countries, sharing practical approaches and experience of working with EQAVET and networking with other participants. 

The Forum will take place at:

Lille Grand Palais 
1 bd des Cités Unies 59777 Euralille
Lille – France


Programme:

EQAVET for Beginners – an introduction session on EQAVET - Keith Brumfitt, EQAVET Secretariat

Welcome to the Forum and agenda
 -    Koen Bois d’Enghien, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion - European Commission

 -    Marx Jean-Marie, President, Conseil National de l'Emploi, de la Formation et de l'Orientation

      Professisonnelle (CNEFOP)

 -    Sean Feerick, Director, EQAVET Secretariat

Approach to QA when building and improving effectiveness and excellence in the CPD of teachers and trainers in the CVET sector

  • France – Catherine Beauvois, Conseil National de l'Emploi, de la Formation et de l'Orientation Professisonnelle (CNEFOP)
  • Czech Republic – Martina Kanakova and Tereza Halouzkova, National Institute for Education (NUV)
  • Greece – Antonios Glaros, National Organisation for the Certification of Qualifications and Vocational Orientation (EOPPEP)

Discussion on key issues when building and improving effectiveness and excellence in the CPD of teachers and trainers in the CVET sector (Parallel workshops)

  • Flexibility
  • How to balance the pedagogical and the vocational skills?
  • Sectoral or national approach?
  • Are trainers trained as assessors?

Measuring and monitoring performance of an approach to the CPD of teacher and trainers 

  • Germany – Helena Sabbagh, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) and Kristin Simon, Wissenschaftsladen Bonn
  • Findings study commissioned by the European Commission on mapping EU systems on tracking VET graduates – Shane Beadle, ICF GHK

Discussion on key issues when measuring and monitoring performance of an approach to the CPD of teacher and trainers (Parallel workshops)

  • Meeting the requirements for trainers and assessors 
  • CPD improves teaching – How can the impact be measured?
  • Effective tracking approaches




Feedback from discussions at the workshop

Short plenary discussion on issues arising from the presentation


Wrap-up and conclusions of the day



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