Implementing the model of identifying and evaluating informal knowledge of adults (UVNPZ)
Project name: Implementing the model of identifying and evaluating informal knowledge of adults (UVNPZ)
Project duration period: 1. 1. 2013-31. 3. 2014
Funding value: 73,092.45 eur
Funding sources: the European Social Fund and the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport
- Development and Education Centre Novo mesto, Slovenia (lead partner)
- Adria Mobil, d. o. o., Slovenia
- Dana, production and sale of beverages, d. o. o., Slovenia
- TPV d. d., Slovenia
- Employment Service, Regional Office Novo mesto, Slovenia
Target group: adults of the SE region, especially the vulnerable target groups of adults: employees, the unemployed, adults in adult education, ethnic groups, migrants and persons serving prison sentences.
Summary (project goals and purpose)
Informally acquired skills as a complement to formal education are invaluable in today's society. The evaluation of informally acquired knowledge and experience enables the individual:
- further or re-integration into formal education,
- the recognition of professional qualifications (NVQ) at the labour market,
- greater flexibility at the labour market,
- raising the employability level,
- greater mobility at the labour market,
- career development and change,
- the development of lifelong learning competences,
- the evaluation of knowledge and experience for their own interest in making various decisions in individual’s professional and personal life,
- orientation and guidance for further education.
- 2 counsellors and 1 informant of the institute were professionally trained to evaluate informal knowledge,
- we carried out 17 targeted presentations of the purpose of the project with an emphasis on the importance of the evaluation of informal knowledge; we produced 14 plans to implement a model of informal knowledge evaluation and carried out more than 25 additional presentations of the project,
- we have completed the process of identifying and evaluating informal knowledge with 238 candidates; all candidates received a certificate of participation in the procedure and an opinion on the estimated informal knowledge,
- we distributed promotional printed materials - ACS brochures in the extent of 1,500 copies,
- we prepared a special promotional material (newspaper) ‘Since your knowledge is worthy, it should also become visible’, in 40,000 copies and distributed them at the local, regional and national level,
- we carried out 2 more extensive presentations of the project at the local level within the Regional festival zaTE (forYOU) (a professional event at the beginning of the project and a round table at the end of the project),
- active participation with a contribution at the final conference in Ljubljana,
- we designed the web page of the project,
- the project manager was the co-author of the book The Identification, Evaluation and Validation of Informally Acquired Knowledge of Adults.
The project manager was Tea Sulič. Further information about the project is available at firstname.lastname@example.org.