RAFT, project for Work-Based Learning Recognition
The Erasmus + project RAFT "Work-Based Learning Recognition" aims to take part in the construction of evaluation systems that can support formalization of WBL evaluation with a view to certifying such skills while preserving the general informal context of training. Further explanations can be found below. The information will be updated as the project progresses.
Diverse European works have highlighted the multiple forms of Work-Based Learning (WBL) organised in Europe and have developed recommendations in terms of key competences for trainers in WBL.
However, despite a proven informal recognition of WBL, a persistent difficulty has been identified at the level of the recognition of learning outcomes. Indeed, although methodologies based on informal/non-formal learning have proved to be very relevant to enable low-skilled people to achieve efficient training pathways, the informal/non-formal character of these systems does not currently allow them to be certified.
Therefore, the project "Work-Based Learning Recognition (Reconnaître les Acquis en Formation par le Travail - RAFT") aims to take part in the construction of evaluation systems that can support formalization of WBL evaluation with a view to certifying such skills while preserving the general informal context of training.
More precisely, RAFT project aims to :
- build a clear, precise and relevant reference framework;
- develop an evaluation process consistent with the training process;
- produce simple, concrete, objective observation tools;
- produce simple, concrete and individualizable reporting tools.
This new approach will enable people with low qualifications to highlight all their knowledge (knowledge, know-how, interpersonal skills, etc.).
Intellectual outputs expected
To do this, training and integration professionals will be equipped with RAFT resources namely :
Assessment Reference Frameworks in the horticultural and catering sectors (O1),
Guide on methods for assessing informal learning (O2),
Quality Guide for recognition systems (O3)
Procedures manual for recognition/validation, including the production of Open Badges (O4).
The Strategic Document for the recognition of informal/non-formal learning outcomes of low-skilled people (O5) will consolidate RAFT initiative by defining an implementation strategy for stakeholders, local decision-makers and sectoral actors.
In total, nearly 30 trainers and 80 trainees in Europe are expected to test the developed tools. From April 2023 onwards, all project outputs will be available free of charge in 6 languages (DE, EN, FR, IT, LV, SL) on RAFT website and Facebook page.
They will also available on project partners' websites. Tey are 8 partners from 6 European countries
- Actions Intégrées de Développement, Belgium
- Association locale d'insertion par l'économique, France
- INUK Institut za napredno upravljanje komunikacij, Maribor, Slovenia
- UNIVERSITAET KLAGENFURT, Austria
- SCUOLA CENTRALE FORMAZIONE ASSOCIAZIONE SCF, Italy
- ZEMGALES NEVALSTISKO ORGANIZACIJU ATBALSTA CENTRS BIEDRIBA, Latvia
- CHANCE B HOLDING GMBH, Austria
They will use their experience and expertise for 2 and a half years to develop and test RAFT tools with professionals and their trainees.