On 21st October 2021, in cooperation with the Lithuanian National Qualification Agency and MB Mokynu vadyba, Learningdigital organised a one day session for continuous professional development of VET teachers and trainers in the field of competence assessment.
Over 160 participants from Lithuania took part in the event which has been articulated around four interconnected dimensions:
- Context and professionalisation of practitioners
- Competence frameworks
- Competence assessment & internationalisation
- Digital skills & digital tools for competence assessment
To promote understanding of competence assessment, Learningdigital presented the work accomplished within the framework of KEEP IN PACT, with special reference to the methodological approach adopted to develop the brand new competence framework for multi stakeholder partnerships managers, and the digital solutions selected for delivering and assessing learning.
In order to contextualize the KEEP IN PACT model, participants had the chance to dig into the structure and building blocks of other existing European Competence Frameworks, namely EntreComp, the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework, and other initiatives, such as the proposed EU Competence Framework for Green Skills.
As outlined in the example below from EntreComp, different taxonomies hold similar key elements, such as the notion of progression correlated to the complexity of tasks, the expression of learning outcomes by articulating knowledge, skills and competences, as below:
Darja Maslic Sersic introduced the main steps adopted in order to develop the KEEP IN PACT competence framework, from the data collection phase to the definition of competence categories, which helped to define seven clusters:
- Developing and formalising new partnerships
- Administrative and financial monitoring
- Coordinating, managing and leading the partnership
- Developing partners’ competences in multi stakeholder partnerships
- Evaluating implemented measures and activities
- Monitoring relevant national and local policies and reforms
- Ensuring communication and representation activities
The KEEP IN PACT competence framework is composed of 7 key competencies which are based on 28 specific areas of knowledge, 28 skills, and 33 individual characteristics or predispositions.
Finally, the webinar offered the opportunity to reflect on digital tools and solutions available to different training and assess competencies. In this framework, KEEP IN PACT model can be seen as an effective infrastructure enabling participants to access reading materials, for the knowledge area, interactive tutorials and so-called job-based activities, to develop skills and competencies, multiple assessments and self-assessments, and to work on individual characteristics.
We invite you to join our community of practitioners of lifelong learning career guidance centers and subscribe for the KEEP IN PACT training. More information will be shared soon.
Article by Stefano Tirati and Carlo Cavicchioli from Learningdigital (Keep in pact partners).