The third transnational meeting of the EURspace Project was held in Piatra Neamt, Romania, from the 4th to 5th of October 2016.
The Pilot Project that is being implemented for the professional qualifications of the Hotel and Restaurant Management field was one of the main focuses of the meeting agenda. The Pilot Project consists in the development and implementation of a Matching Methodology between the curricula of the partner countries. The first step is the identification of the learning outcomes that the learner must evidence in order to acquire one qualification.
The description of qualifications based in units of learning outcomes is one of the technical specifications for the implementation of the ECVET, mentioned in the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009 on the establishment of a European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training.
The Project partnership adopted the following acceptation of Learning Outcomes: “statements of what a learner knows, understands and is able to do on completion of a learning process and which are defined in terms of knowledge, skills and competence” (Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 June 2009). In the context of the EURspace Project, Learning Outcomes are also intended as key realizations / key tasks achieved, in which the learner evidences a set of acquired knowledge, skills and competence considered nuclear for the achievement of one qualification.
Until the end of November 2016, partners are working in the curricula of the cookery and pastry qualifications, with EQF levels III and IV, with the purpose to identify the learning outcomes that the learner must evidence in order to achieve the respective professional qualifications.