We train assessors for vocational education

Who measures the level of training of teachers in secondary and post-secondary vocational-technical education? And how do they do it? An objective evaluation involves competent assessors. How do we train them? TUM’s Continuous Training Center proposes the idea and successfully completes a 75-hour training for assessment specialists: 20 lectures and 55 practical hours.

Maria Vasiliev, Head of the Continuous Teacher Training Department, tells us that this program aims to train competent assessors to help solve the many problems that exist in the evaluation of the results of vocational training, to reduce the inconsistencies recorded in the study process and to increase the evaluation quality. The content focuses on interactive methods and contextual learning, all centered around the needs of the learner. Regarding this approach, a specific form of organization of the training process is required. For example, learning through engagement and active participation, which assures social networking and improvement of critical thinking.

These training opportunities are provided by the University lecturers Cornelia Revenco and Elena Guţu. The module includes an overall assessment of the situation in vocational-technical education, a docimological test as an assessment tool, an analysis of the test items and the identification of ways to improve them, as well as a genuine assessment of the competences of those evaluated.

The increased number of requests that want to follow this module is an undeniable proof of its usefulness. It also attracts a wide range of applicants – teachers, physicians, nurses, as well as the institutions they come from – music, physical education, languages, pedagogy, psychology, economics, winemaking technology, internal and family medicine, obstetrics and specific nursing, but also their geography – Orhei, Cahul, Leova, Ungheni, etc.