VITA intends to provide a system to validate personal and social competences by making use of the LEVEL5 system which is specifically designed to assess and visualise personal, social and organisational competence developments in rather non- and informal learning settings. In the VITA pilots LEVEL5 was tested in a huge variety of learning contexts. Continue reading
The final conference of the VITA project was honoured by the presence of the Minister of State for Training and Skills. It was hosted by the Irish partner AONTAS, the National Adult Learning Organisation and took place in All Hallows College – a historic building with a long history of learning.
The conference gave the opportunity to explain the VITA validation system that the ten partners have been developed and piloted in the previous 20 months. The VITA system is aimed to assess and evidence competence developments by means of the LEVEL5 system which is specifically designed to assess and visualise personal, social and organisational competences acquired in rather non- and informal learning settings. Each partner institution organised local pilots in order to test the VITA system. The pilots covered all educational fields and considered a big variety of competences related to the service economy and are currently being evaluated. You will read more on them in the near future. But we can summarise already now that LEVEL5 worked well in these informal contexts and was considered as valuable tool also to promote self-reflection on learning processes.
The conference had several highlights… Continue reading
In May 2013, the VITA consortium launched the European Award “La VITA è bella” – an award for innovative practice and initiatives on validating competences in informal and non-formal learning in Europe. The consortium wanted to find out in how far innovative learning projects already tackle the topic of validation of social, personal and organisational competences. Award participants were asked to present projects or initiatives that promote the development of these competences in an innovative way and include practical cases or at least ideas on how learning outcomes and competence developments within this specific competence area can be assessed and evidenced also beyond the walls of formal education.
An independent jury had the difficult task of choosing the most creative projects from among the numerous entries.
And the award goes to…
BUPNET is currently involved in organising an event in the framework of the 10th Lernfestival in Switzerland. In cooperation with the ch Stiftung (Swiss National Agency) we are organising a circuit in Bern and Ittigen consisting of seven stations that shall involve teams of two to six players in a huge variety of playful activities. The activities cover the following topics:
The VITA team has the pleasure to announce that the deadline for submitting your contribution to the European VITA Award has been extended to August 30th, 2013. More information on the award can be found here.
Please inform any colleague who might be interested.
Looking forward to receiving your contributions!
The VITA project hosted the seventh REVEAL conference in Göttingen, Germany to further discuss the fields of activities, services and products that will be offered by the REVEAL network.
We started with a look back on the latest developments. These are: Continue reading
The VITA project works on the validation of social, personal and organisational competences that are relevant in order to be successful in service oriented economic sectors. The VITA project team launched a survey to explore European employers’ view on the importance of these competences and what they think about validating these.
The following link leads to our online survey for employers – we would appreciate you either filling it out yourself or spreading it to people that might have an opinion on the matter:
The VITA partners kindly invite employers to answer a few short questions, that will not take more than 10 minutes.
Thanks in advance for your support!
VITA award for innovative practice and initiatives on validating competences in informal and non-formal learning in Europe
VITA is a European GRUNDTVIG project funded by the European Commission under the Lifelong Learning Programme and deals with validating social, personal and organisational competences that are essential for the challenges of the European service economy.
Currently, the VITA partnership is organising a European competition, where innovative practice and initiatives on validating competences in informal and non-formal learning in Europe will be awarded.
We are looking for innovative learning projects in all educational fields that promote the development of personal, social and organisational competences in an innovative way and include practical cases or at least ideas on how learning outcomes and competence developments within this specific competence area can be assessed and evidenced also beyond the walls of formal education.
The best ten projects will be chosen by an international jury and the winners will be invited to an award ceremony in Dublin in October 2013.
For more details please click on the icon above.
In the 2,5-day meeting the VITA group decided on crucial milestones for the remaining project period.
The most important ones are as follows: Continue reading