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

Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education

Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education

Editors: Mulder, Martin (Ed.)

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  • The first comprehensive overview of competence-based professional and vocational education
  • Provides a thorough introduction to the theory, policy and practice
  • Brings together the most influential authors in the field of competence-based professional and vocational education
  • Informs policy making by providing in-depth analyses of key aspects of competence-based education approaches worldwide
  • Comprises a unique collection of descriptions of discipline-oriented and transversal competence domains
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of extant literature on competence-based vocational and professional education since the introduction of the competence concept in the 1950s. To structure the fi eld, the book distinguishes between three approaches to defi ning competence, based on 1.functional behaviourism, 2. integrated occupationalism, and 3. situated professionalism. It also distinguishes between two ways of operationalizing competence: 1. behaviour-oriented generic, and 2. task-oriented specifi c competence. Lastly, it identifi es three kinds of competencies, related to: 1. specific activities, 2. known jobs, and 3. the unknown future. Competence for the unknown future must receive more attention, as our world is rapidly evolving and there are many ‘glocal’ challenges which call for innovation and a profound transformation of policies and practices. Th e book presents a range of diff erent approaches to competence-based education, and demonstrates that competencebased education is a worldwide innovation, which is institutionalized in various ways. It presents the major theories and policies, specifi c components of educational systems, such as recognition, accreditation, modelling and assessment, and developments in discipline-oriented and transversal competence domains. Th e book concludes by synthesizing the diff erent perspectives with the intention to contribute to further improving vocational and professional education policy and practice.

Joao Santos, Deputy Head of Unit C5, Vocational Training and Adult Education, Directorate General for Employment, Social Aff airs and Inclusion, European Commission:
 “This comprehensive work on competence-based education led by Martin Mulder, provides an excellent and timely contribution to the current debate on a New Skills Agenda for Europe, and the challenge of bridging the employment and education and training worlds closer together. Th is book will infl uence our work aimed at improving the relevance of vocational education to support initial and continuing vocational education and training policy and practice aimed at strengthening the key competencies for the 21st century.”

Prof. Dr. Reinhold Weiss, Deputy President and Head of the Research, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Bonn, Germany:
 “This book illustrates that the idea and concept of competence is not only a buzzword in educational debates but key to innovative pedagogical thinking as well as educational practice.”

Prof. Dr. Johanna Lasonen, College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA:
"Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education is one of the most important multi-disciplinary book in education and training. Th is path-breaking book off ers a timely, rich and global perspective on the fi eld. Th e book is a good resource for practitioners, policymakers and researchers."

About the authors

Martin Mulder (1951, the Netherlands; MA Education Utrecht University, 1982; PhD University of Twente, 1992) has been a Professor and Head of the Education and Competence Studies Group (ECS) at Wageningen University, the world-leading university in agrifood and environmental sciences, since 1998. His research has evolved from curriculum studies to corporate training, human resources development, vocational education, competence development and learning.
At Wageningen University he leads a teaching and research programme on competence development in the agrifood and environment sector that was recognised as being of excellent and world-leading quality in 2015. 
He is editor of the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension (JAEE) and member of various editorial committees in the field of education and training. He has (co)authored and edited hundreds of academic and professional articles, chapters and books, for academic, policymaking, and practical audiences, and has served on various scientific boards in his field. He has presented his work all over Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia.
He is and has been active as chair of various Divisions and Networks of the Netherlands (NERA), European (EERA), American (AERA) and World (WERA) Educational Research Associations, mainly in the field of vocational, professional and higher education. He is founder of the Vocational Education and Training Research Network (VETNET) of EERA.
He has received various awards for his achievements, of which the most recent ones are: the 2008 Outstanding Paper Award of the Journal of Workplace Learning, the 2011 Honorary Membership of VETNET, the 2015 Award in Recognition of Exceptional Service of the Association of International Agricultural and Extension Education, the 2016 Agricultural Extension Education Leadership Award of the Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India, and the 2016 Certificate of Appreciation of the SIG WPL of the AERA.

Table of contents (45 chapters)

Table of contents (45 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $189.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41713-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-41711-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $249.99
price for USA in USD
  • Unpublished eBooks cannot be pre-ordered in advance.
  • Due: November 3, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-82411-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education
Book Subtitle
Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education
Editors
  • Martin Mulder
Series Title
Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41713-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41713-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41711-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82411-6
Series ISSN
1871-3041
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 1142
Number of Illustrations
56 b/w illustrations
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