Monitoring and evaluation of lifelong guidance systems and services for adults, in the context of lifelong learning, Vol. 1
This CEDEFOP reference publication was launched on 21st March 2022 at an international CEDEFOP virtual event.
Introducing this event, CEDEFOP note that different EU approaches remain short of providing “clear methodological indications on the implementation of the suggested indicators and the reality and context of current monitoring and evaluation practices in career guidance in Europe.”
This publication looks into individual support to careers and learning to shed light on the efficacy of current upskilling, reskilling and activation measures by examining career development and guidance systems and services for adults.
You can access the report by clicking 'Resource Link' below.
NCGE with Dr. Petra Elftorp (UL) co-authored one of the six selected papers presented at the event and published in the report (Chapter 4, P56).
The Irish paper is entitled “Lessons learned from monitoring and evaluating person-centred adult educational guidance services in Ireland”
This paper outlines the existing monitoring and evaluation system in the Irish Adult Educational Guidance Services. Strengths and limitations of the system are presented, and a number of considerations for policy and practice conclude the paper. The authors approach the topic of outcome measurements from the perspective of the Irish model of guidance counselling, which is inherently person-centred and encompasses personal, educational and career guidance counselling. Thus, it is argued that outcome measurements must account for the complexity and contextual nature of career development and lifelong learning, by incorporating both qualitative and quantitative data. A collaborative and inclusive approach to the development of these systems is also advocated for, as it can lead to an efficient system which supports the day to day delivery of the guidance services, while simultaneously building networks, appropriate referral systems, and is inclusive of the “client voice” to inform service delivery and development.
Further Education & Training, European / International