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The Issues

Making use of the results of the quality project includes all the activities through which the new solutions, tools and practices can be transferred into the working life of the key players of adult education and more widely within the universities. It is important to notice that quality projects are learning environments where the dissemination of best practices starts already during the project, not only after they ended.

  • Quality Guides and Quality Charters. The task of making the principles and guidelines practical, available and generally used within the central providers of adult education as well as all the active parties in the networks. (Lausanne and Porto projects)
  • Evaluation Reports. The task of transferring the findings and recommendations of the evaluation into the strategies, annual plans and working practices of adult education. (London and Turku projects)
  • Quality enhancement practices. Adult education seems to offer a context for pilot projects of quality work. Offering this expertise into wider use at the university may be useful both in initial education and outreach activities in general.

The Tools

  • Information packs. Handbooks, guides, evaluation reports. In paper format as well as IT applications.
  • Decisions, policies, working plans. Quality charters, adult education strategies, annual plans, project plans.
  • Dissemination seminars with key players. Consider co-operation over the boundaries of faculties and departments on the first hand and between actors in various roles (teachers, students, management etc.) on the other (Lausanne, Porto)
  • Continuous thematic task forces that work with the same general aim but with different objectives during the quality project and afterwards in the strategic process (Turku)
  • Education programmes. The quality project as such offers an opportunity for learning. After the projects the knowledge may also be transferred by intensive and extensive courses. (Geneva)
  • Working together with other universities (e.g. in international projects) offers versatile practices for dissemination from the start till the end of the project. Mutual benchmarking may be most useful! (EQUAL as a whole)