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11/30/09  (jp)

Project aims and results

Does Peer Review really come “full circle”? Does is prompt concrete improvement in VET institutions? What effects can be detected? And: how should Peer Reviews be conducted in order to have maximum impact?

In a further Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation project “Peer Review Impact” coordinated by the Finnish National Board of Education and buttressed by an earlier LdV project on evaluation impact “REVIMP”, an empirical analysis of Peer Reviews carried out within the three LdV Peer Review projects will help to shed a light on Peer Review’s potential to trigger institutional change and lead to improved effectiveness of external evaluation.

Specifically, the project aimed at an innovation transfer and a cross-fertilisation between the LdV REVIMP project and the LdV Peer Review projects. In particular, the project intended to

  • Enhance the understanding of the interplay between institutional quality assurance systems, external evaluations and institutional development/improvement of VET provision
  • Further improve the European Peer Review methodology
  • Optimise the effectiveness of external evaluations in VET, especially of the newly developed Peer Review methodology
  • Contribute to the further development of the CQAF/EQARF by focusing on the “review phase” as the crucial element for improvement on the institutional level of VET

The main result of the project are “Peer Review Impact Guidelines” and a "Peer Review Assessment Tool", addressed to VET providers to enhance the impact of Peer Review in terms of improvement of VET provision.


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