ExPerO project was born in 2005 from an headmaster and two researchers in Work and Organizational Psychology. The project was developed thanks to Leonardo da Vinci funds and the cooperation of Research Partners and Schools from five countries (Italy, Bulgaria, Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain). The main results state in a theoretical model and a series of survey tools aimed to analyze and to improve the learning outcome of vocational courses. The project is tailored, mainly in its application, on HTE courses (Higher Technical Education), but it is also indicated for the wider vocational education (VET).
Sara Cervai is researcher in Work and Organizational Psychology at the Political Sciences Department of the Trieste University and was, together with PsiQu group, scientific manager of the Leonardo da Vinci Project - ExperO. Previously, she acted as coordinator of the European Project QiS (Quality in School); she is the author of books and articles at national and international level about Total Quality Management leadership and organizational culture.