Throughout the MAPPING project quality improvement in VET was addressed. General methods were applied, inspired by the European Peer Review Manual, 2007, adapted to MAPPING. This approach was supplemented with related local and national methods.
More specifically, quality management regarding the process, as well as the products of the project, was undertaken.
To monitor the quality of the process, formative evaluations were undertaken, based on each partner´s targets and quality criteria for local and common activities. Several quantitative and qualitative methods were applied in order to carry out these evaluations.
To monitor the quality of the products, the following was undertaken:
- Product development took place as a continuous review process between the partners, to ensure adaptability to European practice.
- An advisory board acted as a kind of external assessor. At each meeting and during online dialogues, interim results were presented for review, and recommendations for improvement were taken into account in further development.
- The test runs included local surveys on the effect of the individual learning approach and the usability of the products in this context:
a) assessments by students
b) assessments by teachers/lecturers
c) local school managers were interviewed personally from an interview guide
The final transnational meeting (June 2015) reviewed all evaluations carried out during the project. This meeting was facilitated using a multi-method approach: Personal sense-making methods, quantitative methods and media-based visual methods.
The results were concluded and processed into a final evaluation report. Read more.