Special project activities
The EfVET conferences are very special for the QUAL4T2 project. At this conference, that always takes place in October, around 250 European representives from Vocational education are gathered together to learn from each other about the new initiatives and products in education. QUAL4T2 partners have been present at the conferences in 2018, 2017 and 2016, alway providing short workshops during the conference in so called 'round table' sessions, information about the state of the art of the project, articles at the EfVET website and face-2-face meetings with other EU VET stakeholders.
Members of the Steering board were also present at the International ICERI & INTED conferences, to promote the current products of the QUAL4T2 project. This was done with dissamination activities focussed on targetted participants such as poster sessions and presentations. Promotion material as flyers and articles has been used to inform the general audience.
ICERI2017, the 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation was held in Seville (Spain) on the 16th, 17th and 18th of November, 2017. ICERI is one of the largest international education conferences for professionals from the educational sector, lecturers and researchers. After 10 years, it has become a reference event where more than 700 experts from 80 countries will get together to present their projects and share their knowledge on teaching and learning methodologies and educational innovations.
The INTED conference was held at international level too. Every year, INTED brings together more than 700 delegates from 80 different countries. It is more than a conference. It is an ideal platform for international strategic networking, so partners presented their current project results here too.
In July 2017, Qual4T2 project coordinator Margrieta Kroese participated in a special meeting in which national decision makers and regional VET-organisations talked about the future continuing quality assurance in Vocational education and training (VET) in The Netherlands.
In this meeting the Ministry of OCW was presented by mrs. Van den Boom. In behalf of the Inspectorate mr. Lankmeyer was participating. The national VET-counsil was represented by mr. Romme.
Eight Dutch quality advisors were invited, representing 8 different VET-organisations: ROC Nijmegen, Koning Willem 1, ROC WestBrabant, ROC TOP, Aventus, ROC van Twente, Hoornbeeck and of course Landstede.
The group discussed the Education report 2016, in which it seemed that the improvement in Quality within VET is not continuing in the way it was in 2015. The quality experts of the VET organisations gave their own views on this. Second topic was: How to further improve and change the quality culture in a school. As this is one of the main topics in the QUAL4T2-project, Margrieta Kroese informed the participants about the outcomes of the research phase, and the development of the quality guide and toolkit for teams. All representatives got the project brochure, and Mrs. Alie Kamphuis ( EQAVETNL) got a first print of the guide and tools.
The meeting was an initiative of the Ministry of Education (OCW), and organised by the National reference point EQAVET, and will get a followup through a national publication.