The effects (or the impact) of informal learning can be displayed through the development of competence (e.g. empowerment, improvement of “soft” skills, activity level, self esteem, attitudes towards other groups, civic knowledge etc.).
Kernel of the LEVEL5* approach is a model to assess, evidence and validate the
- activity related and
competence development of learners in informal and non-formal learning contexts.
Individual or group competences are evaluated in a process orientated way, visualised in a 3-dimensional cube model and fully documented in specific software system.
The LEVEL5 evaluation procedure is on the one hand standardised and enables at the same time grass-root projects to establish an individualised reference system for assessing and evidencing relevant competence of their beneficiaries in a process-orientated way.
The LEVEL5 system allows users to evidence the impact of their work according to a standardised procedure while, at the same time, keeping up their individuality as informal learning projects in their specific contexts.
With the help of LEVEL5 you can measure, display and evidence these impacts and give a convincing picture of the effects of your work. Starting from the fundamental question: “What is it exactly that you want to bring about for your target group?” we develop a progressive assessment system that leads to a profound analysis of the impact of those processes that you identify being elemental for your learners and beneficiaries.
You can either implement the system on your own via an internet auto-evaluation instrument or ask the REVEAL experts for support.
* In the first years the approach and the software had been called "Impact Assessment System" as a working title. In the framework of the valorisation in ACT-NET the approach and the main instruments (CUBE, software, standardised procedure) received a "corporate identity" and the brand "LEVEL5 was developed.