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Professional and VET learning

Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education

Tasks and Challenges

Editors: Blömeke, S., Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia, O., Kuhn, C., Fege, J. (Eds.)

  • Written by experts, Gives a modern approach, Comprehensive in Scope

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Measuring competencies acquired over the course of higher education is an area of research that largely has been neglected. This deficit can be attributed to the complexity of academic competencies since the variety of institutions, programs, occupational fields and job requirements render it difficult to define and even harder to measure outcomes. Thus, assessing the preconditions for and effects of competency development is a challenge methodologically. In this book, a comprehensive review of the international state of research on modeling and measuring competencies in higher education across several academic disciplines is presented, along with an evaluation of the field’s strengths and weaknesses. Renowned experts share insight into the most important recent research projects and point out controversies and challenges. Competencies are regarded as context-specific dispositions acquired and required to cope successfully with domain-specific situations and tasks. However, the range of these dispositions is controversial. Should only cognitive facets be included or is it important to consider attitudes as well? Insufficient response rates and panel attrition are further challenges, as are the limitations of paper-and-pencil approaches to the complex measurement of higher education outcomes. Thus, this book may serve as a platform for the exchange of research experiences and perspectives and hopefully will instigate improvements in research into higher education.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education

    Blömeke, Sigrid (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Making Competent Judgments of Competence

    Sadler, D. Royce

    Pages 13-27

  • An Approach to Testing & Modeling Competence

    Shavelson, Richard J.

    Pages 29-43

  • “I Know How to Do It, But I Can’t Do It”

    Oser, Fritz

    Pages 45-59

  • A Strategy for the Assessment of Competencies in Higher Education

    Wilson, Mark (et al.)

    Pages 61-80

Buy this book

eBook $49.99
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  • ISBN 978-94-6091-867-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Tasks and Challenges
Editors
  • Sigrid Blömeke
  • Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia
  • Christiane Kuhn
  • Judith Fege
Series Title
Professional and VET learning
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers
eBook ISBN
978-94-6091-867-4
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6091-867-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 236
Topics