Professionalization of Validation Experts (PROVE)
The main objective of the project "Professionalization of validation experts (PROVE)" is to contribute to the development of the professional skills of staff involved in the validation of prior learning (VPL). This objective is achieved by defining competence standards, by the development of a self-evaluation tool for the assessment of the defined competences and by compiling and testing learning resources (a learning tool kit) for the professional development of VPL practitioners in Europe.
Validation experts are:
• The validation assessor is able to adequately (1) provide an assessment of the prior learning experiences of the participant, using a number of relevant competence-based assessment tools, and (2) write a report focusing on the summative as well as the formative outcomes of the assessment.
• The validation trainer has the pedagogical, didactical and subject-specific expertise to train validation experts in fields like assessment, guidance and management.
• The validation guide/tutor has expertise in validation-processes and is able to (individual level) assist learners in their personal validation-process and (organizational level) assist trainers, teachers, assessors and administrators in designing, implementing and evaluating validation processes for adult learners.
• The validation manager is able to demonstrate systematic understanding of validation processes and managing these processes in a specific context with a team of validation experts.
PROVE Competence Model
The PROVE competence model contributes to a transparency of skills and qualifications that are required in order to work in a professional way in the field of validation of prior learning.
Here you can find the competence model in English, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek and German
The Learning Tool Kit
In the Learning Tool Kit one can find learning resources, that help validation practitioners to improve their professional competences purposefully where needed. It is also based on the PROVE competence model and contributes to the further development of the professionalization of validation staff, according to their specific validation practices and needs which have been identified by going through the Self-Evaluation Tool.
Here you can find the learning resources in English, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek and German
The Self-Evaluation Tool (SET)
The Self-Evaluation Tool which is based on the developed competence model is a diagnostic tool for validation professionals working in guidance, (portfolio)training, counselling, assessment, etc. which enables the practitioners to get to know and reflect their own competence profile.
Here you can find the self-evaluation tool in English, French, Portuguese, Dutch, Greek and German
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