AONTAS is a project partner in the REVEAL Project -- Reconstructing an Environment for continuing professional development and Validation for Educators in Adult Learning. The partnership consists of 9 partners from DE, GR, IT, BE, SK, LT, IE and NL working in adult education and brings substantial expertise to support the implementation as a cross-sectorial approach.
About the Project
The Adult Education sector in the EU Member states is rather heterogeneous – in the southern and eastern countries there are independent organisations or individuals that often lack support while in many other European member states, adult education staff is very diverse in regard to their professional and educational background. In parallel, there is no approach for a certification procedure for adult educators competences. In general there is a need for the professionalization of adult educators.
KA1 courses (Erasmus+ mobilities) ought to be a source of professionalization on the European level but there is no central platform where professionals can find high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and course providers can advertise and organise their courses and learning offers according to professional and European standards.
European validation systems and instruments have not really been implemented in KA1 courses yet. Additionally, there is a lack of high quality learning and teaching materials for the professionalization of adult educators that can be used without legal copyright issues (OER). By now there is no systemic approach that interconnects KA1 courses to the EQF system – which hampers a systemic approach to a true European validation of professionals in adult education in these EU-funded courses.
REVEAL will combine existing approaches of frameworks for professional competences for adult educators and compile a system that offers the opportunity to allocate KA1 courses on different competence levels. This way a modular European CPD system emerges which promotes transparency, comparability and which directly converts the EQF in the professionalization of AE.
The core output of the project is the REVEAL Implementation strategy for the Professionalization of Educational personnel in Adult Education.
It is based on a fully-fledged European qualification for educational professionals regarding Competence Oriented Learning and Validation (COL&V), which is designed, developed and piloted with a group of 20 professionals in blended learning methodology (O5) including a rich open learning environment, the REVEAL platform (O4), that will have a specific section that acts as showroom for KA1 courses.The platform is centrally managed and maintained on an open source e-Portfolio system consisting of a combined learning and validation environment (O3+O4) that shall be developed on the basis of a sound technical ECVET specification (O2).
REVEAL will create for the first time a system that allows the European educational community (sending organisations, course providers and the
In fact, the REVEAL platform is a place where professionals find high quality Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and course providers can advertise and organise their courses and learning offers according to professional and European standards. Moreover, REVAL will establish a powerful network and platform aiming at setting up a large scale European OER network and material repository from which community members may take or add OER-contents.
For more information on this project please visit: https://reveal-eu.org/project/