PRALINE - European Peer Review Network

PRALINE -- Peer Review in Adult Learning to Improve formal and non-formal Education

The project is based on the previous Peer Review projects - the initial three European projects and the TOI project P.R.I.S.D.O.Q. It was conceived during the preparatory meeting in Vienna in February 2014 and submitted by Associazione FORMA.Azione srl (Italy) in Erasmus+ in April 2014.

It aims to transfer Peer Review to the Adult Learning sector.

Duration: 2014-2017

Promotor & Coordinator

Associazione FORMA.Azione srl
Perugia, Italy
www.azione.com/it/

Partners

Regione Umbria (IT)

LETU – Lithuanian Education Trade Union (LT)

CECOA - Centro de Formação Profissional para o Comércio e Afins (PT)

MUT - Malta Union of Teachers (MT)

BUDAPESTI CORVINIUS EGYETEM - university (HU)

CIOFS-FP (IT)

EPLEFPA de Rethel (FR)

 

Project No

2014-1-IT02-KA204-003626

Project Description

PRALINE aims at developing innovative and sustainable initiatives to support Adult Learning providers, specifically those of the non-formal domain, in approaching Quality Assurance in their organization and training provision.

Indeed Quality culture, intended as aware focus on learning outcomes, sector professionals' training, resources, models of management, organizational patterns, is a priority in the EU Agenda for AL aimed at ensuring the "possibilities for adults to access high-quality learning opportunities, regardless of gender and their personal and family circumstances".

To do this, PRALINE partners have set up a double action strategy that whilst rises the awareness of the importance of investing in Quality by initiating AL providers through a “Warming-up Strategy for developing a Quality Culture", calls for a different mind-set offering an engaging tool, based on a bottom-up approach, friendly, able to ensure a focus on learning outcomes and aware of the different/flexible needs of adult learners: Peer Review. It combines self-evaluation and external evaluation carried out by "persons of equal standing" with the persons whose performance is reviewed: Peers.

Already implemented successfully in iVET and cVET in previous EU projects by some of the partners it has proven easy to be used and coherent with the primarily informal approaches that characterise AL at large. Indeed, the process of transferring and adaptation of the PR methodology, by producing Quality Areas and indicators adequate to AL sector, represents an innovative contribution to the European discussion on quality in adult learning: it is able to generate a common framework for QA in AL, coherent with the EQAVET indicators and applicable beyond PR for the assessment of adult learning processes and outcomes.

Last but not least PRALINE promotes an active involvement of Adult learners in two key activities: the Warming-up Strategy and the review and finalization as partners strongly believe that through a participatory process, on one side the developed tools will be more responsive to the sector needs and, on the other, learners will become promoters of a quality provision in Formal&Non-formal Learning, able to impact on them in terms of up-skilling competences and increase participation rate (EU priorities set for the Adult Education).

 

Project Outputs

O1 Warming-up Strategy for developing a Quality Culture

O2 European Peer Review Tool-box for Adult Learning

O3 European Peer Review Manual for Adult Learning

O4 Qualitative Analysis on the piloting of PR in AL

O5 Recommendations for developing a Quality Culture and implementing PR in Formal and Non-formal Adult Learning sector

 

Project website : http://praline-project.eu/

INFO

Europäische Peer Review Vereinigung
European Peer Review Association

Dr.-Josef-Resch-Pl. 14/3
1170 Wien, Austria

info(at)peer-review-network.eu

ZVR: 320172311
 

 


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Upcoming events

 

QualiTools Workshop for Managers
Oct 10, 2017
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Preparation for Peer Reviews 2017
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Sept/Oct, 2017
QualiTools for ICT trainers


Sept/Oct, 2017
European Peer Training (extended) in Vienna
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Recent events

June 20-21, 2017
QualiTools for ICT trainers
4th partner meeting, Birmingham, England


May 30, June 1, 2017
Peer Review VNFIL Extended
2nd partner meeting, Lisbon, Portugal


April 4, 2017
QualiTools for ICT trainers
International Webinar (online)


Nov. 22-23, 2016
QualiTools for ICT trainers
3rd partner meeting, Lisbon, Portugal


June 13-17, 2016
Peer Review VNFIL Extended
Training and partner meeting, Vienna, Austria


11.-12.5.2016
QualiTools for IT trainers
2nd partner meeting Vienna, Austria


15.3.2016
Peer Review VNFIL Extended
National Stakeholder Committee Meeting, Vienna, Austria


11.1.-12.1.2016
Peer Review VNFIL Extended
Kick-off-Meeting, Arnhem, The Netherlands


22.-23.10.2015
Europeerguid RVC
Final meeting and conference, Vienna, Austria


12.-13.10.2015
QualiTools for IT trainers
Kick-off-meeting Lodz, Poland


25.-26.6.2015
PRALINE
3rd partner meeting, Vilnius, Lithuania


24.-27.3.2015
European
Peer Review Training
Vienna
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