A Training Guide for Quality Assurance in Language Education

Quality assurance is no longer solely the realm of institutional top management. It is increasingly important that all the participants in the educational process understand their role within the system and contribute to enhancing the quality of educational processes and learning outcomes. "Quality culture" is at the core of this multi-dimensional, integrative approach, so as to inspire participants at all levels in an educational process.

The publication includes materials and instruments, which can be transferred or adapted to concrete situations in e.g. teacher development, quality assurance training, project management and evaluation. The case studies and activities suggested, invite readers to find out what works best in their own educational environment and to develop relevant, innovative solutions to needs identified. Contexts of application range from primary and secondary education, to university language departments interested in enhancing the coherence between language teaching, learning and (self-) assessment, or networks of language organisations and professionals.

Applying Qualitraining - case studies
Teachers and teacher educators (teacher trainers, trainer trainers, mentors, consultants)
Inspectors and inspector trainers, multipliers conducting educational management seminars, practitioners in leading positions in national/regional associations and networks

The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) is a Council of Europe institution promoting excellence in language education in its 34 member states.
Publication downloads at http://www.ecml.at/publications.



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The "QualiTraining Guide" provides a framework and the tools for facilitating the implementation of quality principles and procedures at grassroots level. It is, thus, relevant both for individual professional development and for team / institutional contexts focusing on consolidating their "quality culture".
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