Our company was born as a commercial trade entity with a European scope in 1996, becoming progressively oriented to providing competency-development human resources solutions and management support to start- ups and SMEs.
With 17 years of experience as an international consultant in a Belgian education and training firm (BIEF), Alexia Peyser decided to transfer her expertise, know-how and international network to further reinforce our consulting offer.
Our expertise covers today training and curricula elaboration, assessment and support to training and education institutions in Belgium and worldwide thanks to a multidisciplinary and multicultural team of experts. We are proud to provide and deploy our expertise in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Portuguese.
Among our main strengths are:
Scientifically sound competency-based methodologies
Robust tools for education/training programs elaboration, assessment and monitoring
Technical support and steering of a large scope of capacity building projects
All the above, through an inclusive, people-oriented and contextualized perspective.
We are highly experienced in elaboration and conception of curricula and training programmes based on internationally proven methodological tools such as:
- Post and training referentials (training engineering approach) for SVET programme improvements
- End and entry (competency-oriented) profiles, terminal and intermediate competencies structuring and evaluation systems through problem-situations for general (primary and secondary) education.
20 years experience on competency-based programmes implementation in Angola, Andorra, Burundi, Mozambique, Central America, Vasque country, Lebanon, Madagascar, Vanuatu, Cap Vert, & Chile among others.
Mastering curricular and training methodologies allows us to transfer these skills into enhancing of institutional competency-development/evaluation and the monitoing and assessment of training programmes and services.
- Large experience in customized "Train the trainer" modules elaboration to ensure adhesion and ownership of innovations by key stakeholders.
- Monitoring and evaluation devices based in Project Cycle Management logic (such as LogFrame logic), Theory of Change, Result-Oriented management (ORM) and OCDE assessment criteria schema among other scientific references.
15 years experience in Training and evaluating training programmes, education projects (applications and finals results) for institutions such as Erasmus + (French Belgian Agency), VLIR-UOS & “BTSF” training programme from DG Santé (EC).
All the previous skills and technical education/training competences have been enriched by our sociological, psychological and anthropological background allowing us to broaden the scope of intervention to fields such as public health, project management and cooperation and development in general.
- Largely participative techniques based on a social constructivist approach and adult training theories so as to involve beneficiaries and end-users in all stages of the project conception and implementation. We strongly believe in making trainees active actors of their own learning processes.
- Concrete and "hands-on" vision of capacity building projects based on awareness raising, self-reflection and empowerment of beneficiaries through "research-action" tools (within a multidisciplinary perspective).
20 years of experience supporting capacity building programmes for several cooperation agencies, including ENABEL, as well as institutions such as UNESCO and UNICEF.
Manager and administrative CEO.
Jean-Marie De Ketele, emeritus professor of UCLouvain and internationally renown education expert in competency-based approach theory and methodology. Author of numerous books on research and education and training development. Co-founder of the former Bureau d’ingénierie en Education et Formation (BIEF).
François-Marie Gerard, international expert in learning assessment and textbook elaboration according to the competency-based approach. Ex-project manager and deputy Director of the former BIEF.
September 2021 to June 2022.
Team of 8 BIEFOR pedagogical experts involved.
September to December 2021.
Team of 6 BIEFOR experts involved.
November 2020 to November 2021.
Team of 3 BIEFOR experts involved.
November 2020 to November 2021.
Funders: UNICEF and UKAid.
BIEFOR is proud to be part of the Abya Yala academic world network ("our land") reflecting on the consequences of the COVID crisis in Higher education institutions and practices worldwide. The 50+ member network (Professors and researchers) will soon publish a first work called "Pandemic and Higher education: Challenges and stories".
Project includes piloting and generalizing the reform nationwide, training and monitoring inspectors, teachers, teachers’ trainers, and curricula designers as well as textbooks and programmes elaboration and validation. Media material creation (didactical capsules) and the implementation of an interactive platform is also part of the ongoing project.
Expert team involved: 12 curricular and evaluation experts, team leader Alexia Peyser.
National certification to competency-based skills.
Assignment includes the pedagogical support, audit and follow-up of a large training programme in diverse domains concerning European public food health aiming at improving relevance, effectiveness and impact of the training offer.
Operators include various international training consortiums with funding from DG Santé - European Commission.
Team of 3 BIEFOR experts involved.
Assignment includes analyzing and evaluating the cooperation and development training proposals/offers in varied fields from different countries supported by ARES funds.
BIEFOR was selected has one of the three bureaux chosen to carry on the proposals analysis for the cooperation research and international training projects for the 2021-2022 call.
3 BIEFOR experts selected.
De Ketele, Jean Marie
Professeur emeritus UCLouvain (Faculté PSP et cofounder of BIEF).
Professeure emeritus UCLouvain et ex-directrice de l’IPM
Professeur emeritus UCLouvain (PSP)
UCLouvain. Administration des relations internationales (ADRI)
African projects coordinator at ENABEL (Belgian cooperation agency)
Postgraduate Porgramme officer at Universidad Católica del Uruguay (UCU) / Ex Education officer at BIE-UNESCO
Mª del Mar Duque García
Lecturer Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Former director of Director of OAPEE (Organismo Autónomo de Programas educativos Europeos) and National coordinator Erasmus Mundus Programme
Peter de Lannoy
Latin American Project Manager at VLIRUOS (Flemish University cooperation progarmme)
Training Ikastolas education and curricula staff on the competency-based methodology.
Vasque Country, 2012.
Master class on competency-based curricula challenges, inauguration of the international Conference APRENDO 2017.
Experts roundtable on competencies evaluation at APRENDO 2017.
Dissemination TV advertisement on National television of the "Teacher's Training Master Plan implementation" sponsored by Chevron between 2010-2013.
Debates @Academy – Schools and Universities in Sub-Saharan Africa: What space for learner-centered education, innovation and research?.
Roundtable about Competency-based reforms, learner-centered pedagogy & in-service teacher training
Robert Bosch Academy, Berlin 2017