Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Competence Development and Assessment in TVET (COMET)

Theoretical Framework and Empirical Results

Authors: Rauner, F., Heinemann, L., Maurer, A., Haasler, B.

  • Presents and ambitious case-study to test a methodology for competence assessment in vocational education and training
  • Allows to measure not only professional competence, but also the development of professional identity
  • COMET toolbox can also be used as a didactical and methodological support for the planning of school lessons
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About this book

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.

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A pioneering collection of essays which is central to understanding the historical and contemporary meanings of socialism in the context of neoliberal globalization. It is a most timely contribution to a growing intellectual project that challenges the hegemony of capitalism, while re-thinking and theorizing alternatives.
Iveta Silova, Associate Professor of Comparative Education, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA

In this significant contribution to recent scholarship the authors use the lens of socialist education to offer an original critique of hegemonic capitalism, and present an intellectually rigorous search for alternatives by reconsidering historical socialism and advancing promising educational experiments that challenge the 'global architecture of education'.
Anders Breidlid, Professor of International Education and Development, Oslo University College, Norway


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Measuring Professional Competence

    Rauner, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Foundations of a Competence Model

    Rauner, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 19-38

  • The COMET Competence Model: Foundations for the Study of Professional Competence and Identity

    Rauner, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 39-54

  • Test Development and Design of the Study

    Rauner, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 55-75

  • Test Instruments and Implementation of the COMET Study

    Rauner, Felix (et al.)

    Pages 77-88

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eBook $119.00
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Hardcover $159.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8200-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competence Development and Assessment in TVET (COMET)
Book Subtitle
Theoretical Framework and Empirical Results
Authors
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
16
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4725-8
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4725-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4724-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8200-5
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 170
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