The team of the Associazione Art. Cult. “A Rocca” and Eprojectconsult International department, in cooperation with Foundation Agro-Centre for Education hosted a group of teachers from Skopje, Macedonia, in the frame of Erasmus+ programme. We hosted 3 selected participants during the project named Agricultural Practice and Practical Learning in Europe – APPLE. The Participants had the opportunity to receive training in evaluation and quality assurance. The training consisted on seminars and workshops lead by the trainer Margrieta Kroese – Zoet from the Netherlands.
The training features non-formal methods along with theoretical inputs and practical exercises. The Participants reached a very successful level of autonomy in evaluation and quality assurance at the end of the training. Upon completion of the training they were able to:
- Select the most appropriate quality assurance framework
- Design the evaluation framework for school evaluation and/or project evaluation
- Develop evaluation methods and tools
- Conduct the evaluation, analyse evaluation findings and use the results.
In the free time they had chance to visit some beautiful places in Sicily, including Etna Volcano and Catania. The participants also got acquainted with the famous Italian cuisine thanks to the local restaurants. We hope that their experience abroad was unforgettable and enriching in many ways.
At the end of the training course the participants received “A Rocca” placement certificate” and EUROPASS.
Most importantly the participants gained professionally experience to improve their quality in providing the practical courses at their own schools.
Consequently, the participants seemed to be satisfied with this project, and from their evaluations it is clear that they feel it was an interesting and useful experience. We are satisfied with the seemingly flawless success of the project and hope that we can continue our cooperation with Foundation Agro-Centre for Education.