The Value Plus Project foresees 4 Intellectual Outputs (IOs). IOs are products (e. g. researches and studies) realized by each partner and are fundamental for the realization of the final objectives of the Value Plus Project. Each Intellectual Output is preparatory to the next one.
At the present stage of the project, the first two IOs have been produced and the third is currently being implemented.
(O1) ANALYSIS OF QUALIFICATIONS IN THE PARTNER COUNTRIES; QUALIFICATIONS
The ultimate aim was to reach, through the compilation of a specially developed chart/grid, a very first form of common description of the qualifications, thus stimulating a process of “individual”; reflection (for each country involved) while providing common references to all partners, ie the key definitions contained in the two Recommendations EQF and ECVET. In particular, the grid structured in multiple-choice fields and free insertion fields, in addition to a space available for observations will be aimed at conveying information and descriptive elements of the qualifications in a common format, consistent with the descriptive elements of the unit of LO as referred within the ECVET system. Moreover, through the dissemination activity, O1 will also address policy makers from other countries and trainers from other contexts, interested in validation modalities of LOs.
(O2) WHITE LABOUR AND TRANSPARENT SKILLS – A GUIDE FOR THE RECOGNITION AND COMPARISON OF SKILLS IN THE FIELD OF HOME CARE IN EUROPE.
This output is a methodological and operational guide that describes how to compare the qualifications of home carers and the systems of recognition and validation of competences existing in the contexts of the partner countries.
In this case, the target group is made up of trainers and professionals interested in mastering methodologies and techniques for the transparency and validation of LOs.
IO 2 starts from the results of the survey contained in IO 1 and therefore from the analysis of qualifications in the partner countries. All partners will collaborate in its implementation, each for the territory of competence. The general coordination will be of the Abruzzo Region. From a methodological point of view, the guide will be divided into three sections: the first will contain information on qualifications (structure, duration of training, modularity, legal use of results). The second will describe the structural aspects of the recognition and validation systems (roles, registration/; attendance/examination methods, tools,. . . ) while the third will provide guidelines for the construction of learning outcomes.