PIRATE ECVET Earth was a project to write learning outcomes for all the
structural earth building types. Learning outcomes describe what a learner
must know and can do which can be assessed against set criteria, also
written as part of the project. PIRATE grew out of the previous Learn Earth
project to develop learning outcomes for plasters, from materials mixes to
decoration and everything else involved. PIRATE was different because it
waas about structures where there is a greater perception of risk.
ECVET Earth Units can be selected and used in
different order. For example the Unit M is about materials, selection,
mixing and blending. This could be used with Unit P Production, B
Building or R Repair or taught and assessed entirely on its own.
Learning Outcomes are what you need to know NOT how you learn them.
The process involved breaking into working groups, developing
ideas, mainly in face to face meetings in partner countries. Slowly
common trends emerged.
Ideas on paper need testing out in practice
By the end we were pretty skilled at working together
Each Unit is presented in the same way, skills and knowledge,
competence or responsibility and then the assessment sheet
Competence is what each level is responsible for on site or in
Criteria and indicators that the learner, the assessed person, knows
enough, has the skills and also the experience to earn that level