Expanding the quality “spirit” of VET
Within the framework of the EU-funded Leonardo da Vinci project “Q&VET- Expanding the quality “spirit” of VET”, Quality Austria develops a guideline for managers of education and further education institutes on the topic "Promotion of quality awareness in education and further education" in cooperation with the partner countries Sweden, Holland, Italy, Turkey and Russia.
The project aims to improve the efficiency of measures for quality assurance in education and further education by motivating teachers to more active participation.
The project was launched in November 2012 in Austria and ends in mid- 2015.
Teachers and managers of education and further education institutes
As further step, in-depth workshops with teaching and management staff were conducted in November 2013 in all participating countries, to obtain detailed solutions and suggestions for improvement, which provide, together with the results of the online survey, valuable information for the preparation of the guideline. Participants in Austria were HTL St. Pölten, FH Joanneum, FH Krems , FH Campus Wien , HTL Rennweg and HLW Pressbaum. Again I take this opportunity to thank all participants for the cooperation!
This project intends to strengthen the role of teachers in the implementation of quality initiatives in education and further education. At the same time it should allow education and further education institutes to overcome current barriers when implementing, evaluating and improving quality assurance measures.
At EU level this project should facilitate the work of EQAVET ( European Quality Assurance for Vocational Education and Training) in monitoring the impact of their quality models and indicators in vocational education and training.
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.