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Competence Development and Assessment in TVET (COMET)

Theoretical Framework and Empirical Results

  • Felix Rauner
  • Lars Heinemann
  • Andrea Maurer
  • Bernd Haasler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Andrea Maurer, Bernd Haasler, Birgitt Erdwien, Thomas Martens
    Pages 1-17
  3. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Andrea Maurer, Bernd Haasler, Birgitt Erdwien, Thomas Martens
    Pages 19-38
  4. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Andrea Maurer, Bernd Haasler, Birgitt Erdwien, Thomas Martens
    Pages 39-54
  5. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Andrea Maurer, Bernd Haasler, Birgitt Erdwien, Thomas Martens
    Pages 55-75
  6. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Andrea Maurer, Bernd Haasler, Birgitt Erdwien, Thomas Martens
    Pages 77-88
  7. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Andrea Maurer, Bernd Haasler, Birgitt Erdwien, Thomas Martens
    Pages 89-101
  8. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Andrea Maurer, Bernd Haasler, Birgitt Erdwien, Thomas Martens
    Pages 103-129
  9. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Andrea Maurer, Bernd Haasler, Birgitt Erdwien, Thomas Martens
    Pages 131-148
  10. Felix Rauner, Lars Heinemann, Andrea Maurer, Bernd Haasler, Birgitt Erdwien, Thomas Martens
    Pages 149-164
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 165-169

About this book

Introduction

The transferability of vocational education and training qualifications across international borders is a live issue in this heterogeneous field. Key to this goal is defining a common methodology for measuring vocational competences. This publication sets out a proposal for just that, based on the results of a pilot project known as ‘COMET’ on competence diagnostics in the field of electrical engineering. The study deploys longitudinal analysis to explore issues of competence development, the development of vocational identity, and occupational commitment. It focuses on two discrete occupational profiles in electrical engineering in an ambitious test of a model currently applied to other professions as well.

The model’s success in its first phase is detailed in the second part of the volume, where the authors show that the transfer of the competence framework into an empirical model was successful. They also demonstrate that the methodology can be applied to designing and evaluating vocational education and training processes, making the material relevant to VET teachers and trainers as well as academics. With its first section comprising a full description of the theoretical framework, this book is a significant step forward in an urgent task facing administrations, labor forces and employers around the world. The achievement is in proportion to the notorious complexities of a field whose diversity makes tough demands on large-scale methods of assessment.

Keywords

COMET competence diagnostics TVET VET VET PISA VET assessment assessment competence assessment competence development competence diagnostics and assessment international TVET research large scale competence diagnostics occupational commitment professional competence technical education vocational education vocational education and training vocational identity vocational training

Authors and affiliations

  • Felix Rauner
    • 1
  • Lars Heinemann
    • 2
  • Andrea Maurer
    • 3
  • Bernd Haasler
    • 4
  1. 1.TVET Research Group (I:BB)Universität BremenBremenGermany
  2. 2., TVET Research Group (IBB)University of BremenBremenGermany
  3. 3., TVET Research Group (IBB)University of BremenBremenGermany
  4. 4.Pädagogische Hochschule WeingartenWeingartenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-4725-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-4724-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-4725-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1871-3041
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-221X
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