is the new edition of the portfolio-tool Famcompass (2008), the end-product of the multilateral Grundtvig project Famcompass, funded by the Life Long Learning Programme of the European Commission(Coordinator: Family Sciences (HIG)(BE), partners: Deutsches Jugend Institut (DE), Vilnius College of Higher Education (LT), IREA (RO), Comenius University (SK), Institute for Creative Proceedings (PL)).
In this project we developed a tool for evaluation and recognition of competences acquired in family context.
Family competences are competences acquired in family life or in coaching families:
°in raising children
°in caring for older relatives
°in organizing the household
Following the scientific guidelines for portfolio-tools, the tool exists of four parts:
Self-measurement list of competences relevant to family life and general competences
Reflection files for discussing strenghts and talents as to the competences
Space to upload documents proving the competences and talents
Cases to discuss and by that way delivering additional information as to the competences discussed
The portfolio tool is internationally validated and received the status of ‘good practice’ on the OBSERVALplatform. It was presented on different national and international fora for instance: Career EU conference 2010(Limassol) and European Validation Conference on APL (Oslo, 2012).
The porfolio can be used by °Companies and organisations:
suitability check for specific functions °(Temporary) employment agencies and career
coaches: for job or study orientation °Educational institutes:
validating family competences to optimalize and shorten curricula °Caregivers: using family competences to upgrade professional life (nurse, family coach,
For Famcompass 2.0, beneath a new validation as to the actual competences of the Family Sciences curriculum (Odisee University College en Hoger Instituut voor Gezinswetenschappen), a new electronic platform was developed. This platform can be shared with other organisations to use and adapt Famcompass for their specific purposes. This platform is
°User friendly (visual reports, adaptable to needs of organisations)
°For free (European project)