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.
Emeritus professor of the University of Carthage (Tunisia), expert in language didactics and curricula elaboration/assessment.
SVET curricula and programmes expert.
Social and professional partners training and Institutional management expert.
Curricula and education expert.
Senior Education and training expert and evaluator.
Senior gender-education and training expert. Local capacity-building specialist.
Adult’s educator. Adult training master’s student UClouvain.BIEFOR intern.
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.
Visit of the senegalese delegation in charge of the NEKKAL project, modernization of the National Civil Registry System
In the context of the NEKKAL project and the ongoing collaboration with BIEFOR, an official delegation of the Senegalese Civil Registry came to Louvain-la-Neuve and Mont-Saint-Guibert to exchange with our experts and meet Belgian civil registry officers.
Publication of a scientific article about tools for assessing education systems
Bayesian networks and causal discovery: what lessons for the synthetic indicator of the quality of education systems in OECD countries?
Authors: François-Marie Gerard, Bernard Hugonnieri et Sacha Varini.
High attendance and participation of academic staff and professors from UMCE
Miss Alexia Peyser's lecture on "Pedagogy of Integration and competence-based curricula evaluation" was welcomed with high interest and participation from UMCE's staff.
September, Santiago de Chile.
Lecture on "Pedagogy of integration: Bases, applications and results in improving quality education"
Gran campana Nacional por la Educación.
September 2022, Guatemala.
This renewed collaboration includes analyzing and evaluating interuniversity research proposals in varied fields (agronomy, forestry, water management, education, public health, transport and energy) from different countries of Latin America to 2023 VLIR-UOS funds.
Programme of 10 workshops for varied stakeholders in both countries to reinforce comptency-based assessment skills.
August - September 2022.
Team of 2 BIEFOR experts involved.
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 interuniversity research proposals in varied fields (agronomy, forestry, water management, education, public health, transport and energy) from different countries of Latin America to VLIR-UOS funds.
Expert involved: Alexia Peyser
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) has already published a first work called "El triunfo de la vida sobre el temor a la muerte: Narrativas sobre el COVID-19 y la educación" as well as organized the 2022 post-graduate course on "Complex and Interdisciplinary teaching and research".
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.
Example of teachers’ training capsule (oral competences in French).
ENABEL-BIEFOR, Burundi 2019.