ECALFOR - Assesment of Teacher Training in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe. Quality guarantee for educational degrees

ECALFOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unibo structure involved: Department of Education Studies "Giovanni Maria Bertin" - EDU
Scientific manager: Ira Vannini
Unibo Team: Gabriele Azzaro, Elena Pacetti, Stefano Piastra, Marina Patricia De Luca, Lorenza Maluccelli
Project Web page: ECALFOR
Erasmus+ Action type: Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices Capacity Building in higher education
Project reference: 618625-EPP-1-2020-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP
Start Date: 15 January 2021
End Date: 14 January 2024 
Budget:      Total: € 965,045.36              UNIBO: € 50,272

Coordinator
UNIVERSIDAD DE GRANADA (ES)

Partners
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - UNIVERSITÀ DI BOLOGNA (IT)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO (FI)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE TLAXCALA (MX)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE YUCATAN (MX)
UNIVERSIDAD FEDERICO HENRIQUEZ Y CARVAJAL (DO)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS AMERICAS (EC)
UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CHIRIQUI (PA)
ISAE UNIVERSIDAD (PA)
FUNDACAO UNIVERSIDADE FEDERAL DO MARANHAO (BR)
UNIVERSIDADE ESTADUAL PAULISTA JULIO DE MESQUITA FILHO (BR)
LABOSFOR INNOVACION Y DESARROLLO SL (ES)
AGENCIA PARA LA CALIDAD DO SISTEMA UNIVERSITARIO DE GALICIA (ES)
ORGANIZACION DEL CONVENIO ANDRES BELLO DE INTEGRACION EDUCATIVA CIENTIFICA TECNOLOGICA Y CULTURAL (PA)
PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL ECUADOR (EC)
UNIVERSITE PARIS XII VAL DE MARNE (FR)
UNIVERSIDADE DA CORUNA (ES)
INSTITUTO SUPERIOR DE FORMACION DOCENTE SALOME URENA ISFODOSU (DO)

Summary
ECALFOR project (Evaluation of teacher training in Latin America and the Caribbean. Guarantee of quality of education degrees) rests on two axes of action with high educational and social utility aligned with the strategic needs of higher education in Latin America and the Caribbean for training of compulsory education teachers:- Improvement of the disciplinary and pedagogical training of compulsory education teachers.- Quality assurance processes of higher education programs and international certification of degrees. The first of the axes is developed by carrying out an analysis of the characteristics and quality of the training that the future teachers of the compulsory education centers in primary and secondary education receive in the institutions of higher education (HEI) of the participating countries. The results of this analysis will be compared with teacher training in HEIs of the four participating countries of Europe, in order to create a transnational and harmonized model of teacher training and exchange good pedagogical practices, "building capacity" and synergies between the partners and energizing the internationalization and homologation of higher education of compulsory education teachers, and the qualifications that form it, in Latin America and the Caribbean. The second axe implements systems and protocols for quality assurance in teacher training qualifications, based on the creation of Quality Units in each of the Latin American and Caribbean HEIs. For this, technicians are trained in the HEIs of the partner countries with the advice of the Agency for the Quality of the University System of Galicia (ACSUG), guaranteeing this institution the application of quality assessment criteria supported by the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA).