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22.12.2010  (jp)

Newsletter 10

Newsletter

 

Dear colleagues,

The first half of our project "Peer Review Impact" is over and we would like to inform you about previous activities on Peer Review within the project and in the partner countries.

Topics of this newsletter are:

  • Preliminary results of research and analysis on impact of Peer Review
  • National implementation of Peer Review in Austria
  • Quality Conference for VET in Finland, September 2010
  • Peer Review and Quality Assurance in the Netherlands

Detailed information on the project "Peer Review Impact" are available here.



Preliminary results of research and analysis on impact of Peer Review

Preliminary results of the international study on the impact of Peer Reviews in VET providers conducted within the project “Peer Review Impact” were presented at the DeGEval annual conference in Luxembourg, Sept. 15-17, 2010 by Maria Gutknecht-Gmeiner.

The presentation and more information are available here.



National implementation of Peer Review in Austria

In October 2010 the second round of Peer Review in QIBB - the Austrian quality initiative for vocational education and training - has started. ARQA-VET, the Austrian Reference Point for Quality Assurance in VET, is responsible for the coordination, operative support and quality assurance of the Peer Review process. Also, Peer Trainings are being organised via ARQA-VET.

Read more about the implementation of Peer Review in Austria here.

ARQA-VET is also very interested in making transnational Peer Reviews possible, especially in recruiting transnational Peers for the Austrian Peer Register (currently 57 people). For further information regarding the Austrian Peer Register please contact Gabriela Wulz, ARQA-VET: gabriela.wulz@oead.at.

 


Quality Conference for VET in Finland, September 2010

The Finnish National Board of Education (FNBE) organised the yearly Quality Conference for VET in Finland in September 2010. This year the topic was quality assurance, benchmarks and peer review in networks. There were more than 200 participants: principals, persons responsible for quality managements in VET organisations, teachers, and representatives of stakeholders.

Read more about the conference here



Peer Review and Quality Assurance in the Netherlands

A presentation about Peer Review and Quality Assurance in the Netherlands was held in the Finnish National Quality Conference in September 2010 by Willem de Ridder.

The presentation and more information are availabe here.



We hope that our Newsletter provides relevant and interesting information for VET professionals in Europe. Feel free to forward it to other institutions or experts interested in Peer Review. Should you have questions or need more information, please contact us. We welcome feedback and look forward to hearing from you.

For the “Peer Review Impact” project team,

Judith Proinger (j.proinger@oeibf.at)

Österreichisches Institut für Berufsbildungsforschung
Austrian Institute for Research on Vocational Training

Contact of Project Coordination:

Leena Koski (leena.koski@oph.fi)

Opetushallitus
Finnisch National Board of Education (FNBE)



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