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‘ Quality and inclusion: developing quality management systems which empower learners and tutors: reflections from an evolving quality framework experiment .'. Rob Mark, School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland 32nd EUCEN Symposium and Project Forum
‘Quality and inclusion: developing quality management systems which empower learners and tutors: reflections from an evolving quality framework experiment .'
School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast, Northern Ireland
32nd EUCEN Symposium and Project Forum
Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, 16-18 November 2006
‘the need to set up mechanisms for quality assurance, evaluation and monitoring in order to ensure constant progression towards quality improvement with a view to striving for excellence on an ongoing basis.’
Quality Indicators of Lifelong Learning
(E.C. 2002, p5)
‘all learning activity undertaken through life with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competencies within a personal, civic, social and /or employment-related perspective.’
EU Definition (2002) European Quality Indicators; Working Group on Quality Indicators
Area A: Skills, Competencies and Attitudes
Area B: Access & Participation
Area C: Resources for lifelong Learning
Area D: Strategies & System Development
European Report on Quality Indicators of Lifelong Learning: (based on the work of the Working Group on Quality Indicators in 35 countries).
(1998 –2001) EU Socrates Project
(Rolling out phase)
Project Partners :
What was the Quality Framework designed to do?
Who was the Quality Framework designed for?
Concrete Experiencing of an Experience
The Experiential Learning Cycle
‘the framework recognises achievements and celebrates good practice… The quality improvement process generates wider awareness of quality issues and commitment to improvement. The dialogue, evidence-gathering, review and action steps can promote a culture change.’ (Doyle, 2003)
‘a model with a commitment to achieving quality through negotiation with learners and with other stakeholder groups may be the best way to ensure the ongoing success of our lifelong learning practices.’ (Mark , 2005)
Mark, R. (2005) The Quality debate in Lifelong Learning: what are we measuring and for whom? http://equipe.up.pt/
EQUIPE Project Website.
Project Supported by the European Commission, Directorate-General
for Education and Culture Grundtvig 4
National Adult Literacy Agency, Ireland. http://www.nala.ie/nalaprojects/project/20020131164824.html