Analysis of evidence and declarations consist in performing verification of skills of the validation participant, on the basis of the evidence presented by him, confirming the achievement of the assumed learning outcomes. Those can be, for example work samples, drawings, photos, records of professional activity, diplomas, certificates. The method is especially recommended at the stage of identifying and documenting the learning outcomes
Characteristics of the method
This method assumes performing the analysis of the level of achieving the particular learning outcomes, based on the evidences submitted by the validation participant. Example evidences that are subject to analysis are e.g. samples of work (drawings, photos, reports, audiovisual materials, records of professional activity (work cards, notes), attestations about finished courses, trainings, diplomas, certificates. Example declarations are: references, letters of recommendation, certificates of work as part of volunteering. Evidences and declarations can be collected independently or with help of the validation counselor. They should be properly matched to the learning outcomes they confirm, be authentic and up-to-date. Example declarations are: references, letters of recommendation, certificates of work as part of volunteering. Evidences and declarations can be collected independently or with help of the validation counselor. They should be properly matched to the learning outcomes they confirm, be authentic and up-to-date. The analysis of the specific evidences and declarations enables performing the reliable evaluation of every aspect of the skill, and collecting the necessary materials can contribute to the in-depth self-reflection of the validation participant about own professional potential and possibilities. While analyzing the submitted documents, the assessor does not have direct contact with the validation participant, hence the need to properly prepare the documentation so that it is complete, reliable and sufficient.
Why it is worth to select the analysis of evidences and declarations?
it is a particularly recommended method on the stage of identifying and documenting the learning outcomes and auxiliary on the verification stage
it allows the participant to present the own, current legacy in the terms of verifying the learning outcomes
the process of gathering the evidences by the participant promotes the in-depth reflection about own achievements, potential and possibilities
it doesn’t require the direct contact of the validation participant and the assessor, since the evaluation is performed based on the previously collected documents and works
The assessor’s role is the proper interpretation and assessment of the presented evidences and declarations and refer them to the specific learning outcomes, appropriate for the analyzed skill. For every participant the assessor prepares the evaluation card, indicating the evidences that confirms meeting the criteria in reference to the particular learning outcomes. After the validation session is conducted, the protocol is prepared too. All the documents are filled in the electronical form, with the use of the dedicated application.
Correlation with other methods: This method is very helpful on the stage of identification and documentation of the obtained learning outcomes.
validation must be reported to the MY PS Foundation minimum 3 days before the planned date of conducting it
in case, when the validation is being conducted after the training ends, it is necessary to maintain separation of the training process and the verification of the learning outcomes
the evidences which confirms meeting the criteria of verification, are subject to archiving, can as well be the subject to check by the expert from the given field