Intellectual Output 1

Scorecard and screening questionnaire on adult education providers’ performance in terms of the professional development of adult educators

In the field of adult education there are basic empirical deficiencies as well as knowledge that lead to incomplete or unreliable adult education. In this case, training and professional development of trainers is needed. The shortcomings are more pronounced especially in non-formal education. There are problems such as:

  1. an even more pronounced lack of formal regulation
  2. formal requirements or monitoring
  3. weak awareness and culture of CPD among trainers

In addition, adult educators do not have the initial pedagogical qualification and knowledge for proper methodology and approach of the trainees. At the same time, adult education providers do not know how to improve the situation and especially when not subject to accreditation, they are not pressured.

This intellectual output addresses these shortcomings by developing a scorecard, a screening tool on adult education providers’ performance with regard to the CPD of their staff.

This self-assessment tool was developed based on interviews we carried out in our partner countries with adult education providers and adult educators.

In the following section, you will be asked to answer questions in 4 different thematic areas. These areas deal with your performance as an adult education provider with regards to CPD (Continuing Professional Development).

Submit your answers, and then you will receive a downloadable fitting scorecard with tips and information that might be of great added value for you. Please answer the questions thoroughly and take your time to reflect on your performance.

In case that a question does not fit one hundred per cent to your situation, please choose the answer that is closest.

Click below to undertake the assessment per area – it takes 3-5 minutes to complete.