09 November 2016

InnoVal project - Innovative Assessment Methods for Validation
The project kick-off meeting of InnoVal - a new project in which eucen is partner - will take place in Paris on 14-15 November 2016. InnoVal is a new Erasmus+ KA2 project coordinated by the LLLPlatform, aiming to identify innovative and reliable assessment methods that can allow all learners to have a chance at validation, with a special focus on the needs of disadvantaged groups such as refugees and early school leavers.

These are the main project objectives:
- Develop a needs assessment review of Assessment Methods for Validation that complements the CEDEFOP Guidelines & Inventory, aimed at practitioners
- Develop a deeper understanding of the barriers & enablers to implementing alternative assessments, based on findings of an online consultation which will seek the views of a range of stakeholders
- Come to a shared understanding of quality principles of assessment such as validity, reliability, transparency, trustworthiness, dependability, confirmability, transferability & (cost) efficiency for alternative assessments
- Explore the benefits of non-traditional assessment methods for validation for low skilled adults, migrants/refugees
- Ensure inter-reliability between VET & HE for performance-based assessments, as this ensures that employers & different educational institutions accept the results
- Develop & test an Open Educational Material & Toolbox of case studies using the potential of new technologies

InnoVal partnership is composed of 6 partner organisations from various fields of expertise and from 5 different EU countries: LLLPlatform (Belgium), Dafni Kek (Greece), EIESP (France), ANESPO (Portugal), EUCEN (Belgium), UC Leuven (Belgium), Associated partner: Bertelsmann Stiftung (Germany).

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