Self evaluation (of a VET provider)

DEFINITION: Any process or methodology carried out by a (of a VET provider) VET provider under its own responsibility, to evaluate its performance or position in relation to two dimensions:

  • an internal dimension (ʻmicro levelʼ) that covers services, internal staff, beneficiaries or clients, policy and/or internal organisation, development plan, etc.; and
  • an external dimension (ʻmacro levelʼ) that covers analysis of the educational offer of this institution compared to others: relationship with the territorial system of actors (local decision-makers, unions, local governments, type of labour market and needs of VET, information network, type of populations interested in a learning offer and evolution of the needs, main results of work at national and European levels in the VET sector).

This double self-evaluation allows VET providers not only to improve their internal systems of quality control but also to evaluate their own position in their various environments.(Source: based on Cedefop, Technical working group on quality in VET).
 

SOURCE: Cedefop(2011). Glossary : Quality in education and training, Luxembourg: Publications Office of the European Union.

HYPERLINK: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/en/publications-and-resources/publications/4106

 

RELATED TERMS: assessment, evaluation, internal evaluation, external evaluation, impact evaluation, process evaluation, self-assessment

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