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

Partners:

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.

Project results

  • 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 ric@ric-nm.si.

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