2013 | 1(80) | 84-91
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Peer Review as external evaluation in vocational training and adult education: definition, experiences and recommendations for use

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Ocena środowiskowa (koleżeńska) jako metoda zewnętrznej ewaluacji edukacji i szkoleń zawodowych osób dorosłych: definicja, doświadczenia i rekomendacje
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The last 10 to 15 years have seen the development and establishment of external evaluation for different educational sectors in many European countries. These exter-nal evaluation schemes can take on different forms: In general education and initial VET, the most widespread are state-mandated inspections (sometimes also called re-views, external evaluations etc.), in continuing VET and adult education external certi-fication and accreditation procedures are common. An additional methodology that has taken on some momentum through the development and dissemination of a com-mon European methodology in the past years is Peer Review. Though Peer Review was initially adapted to initial vocational education and training, further transfer and use in continuing VET, adult education and even guidance and counselling have proved promising. This article will give a definition of Peer Review – also in compari-son to the other forms of external evaluation mentioned – and shortly outline expe-riences gleaned from (pilot) implementation both on transnational and national levels. Based on theoretical arguments and the results of practical experimentation some con-clusions on the use of Peer Review in education and training will be drawn.
Artykuł prezentuje znaną i uznaną metodę ewaluacji w instytucjach szkolnictwa wyższego – peer review (ocena koleżeńska) jako nowatorską i obiecującą metodę ewaluacji zewnętrznej w sektorze edukacji szkoleń zawodowych.
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