Table of contents
Modeling and Assessing Student Competencies
Modeling and Assessing Teacher Competencies
Modeling and Assessing Vocational Competencies and Adult Learning
Competency Development: Modeling of Change and Training of Competencies
Innovations in Psychometric Models and Computer-Based Assessment
Feedback From Competency Assessment: Concepts, Conditions and Consequences
About this book
This book addresses challenges in the theoretically and empirically adequate assessment of competencies in educational settings. It presents the scientific projects of the priority program “Competence Models for Assessing Individual Learning Outcomes and Evaluating Educational Processes,” which focused on competence assessment across disciplines in Germany.
The six-year program coordinated 30 research projects involving experts from the fields of psychology, educational science, and subject-specific didactics. The main reference point for all projects is the concept of “competencies,” which are defined as “context-specific cognitive dispositions that are acquired and needed to successfully cope with certain situations or tasks in specific domains” (Koeppen et al., 2008, p. 62). The projects investigate different aspects of competence assessment: The primary focus lies on the development of cognitive models of competencies, complemented by the construction of psychometric models based on these theoretical models. In turn, the psychometric models constitute the basis for the construction of instruments for effectively measuring competencies.
The assessment of competencies plays a key role in optimizing educational processes and improving the effectiveness of educational systems. This book contributes to this challenging endeavor by meeting the need for more integrative, interdisciplinary research on the structure, levels, and development of competencies.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-50030-0
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
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- Series Print ISSN 2367-170X
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