14-WASS Competence theory research and practice


Course description:
In this course students will get acquainted with theoretical perspectives on competence and education for competence development. Topics relate to

Competence-based education and learning arrangement; competence development; competence-based assessment; professional development of teachers in this context; entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial competencies, and competence in relation to a range of related variables like motivation, intelligence, and professional knowledge

All sessions will have a theoretical / research related part and a practical (implications for (educational) practice) part.

Course objectives:
After this course, the participants
  • show awareness of discussions and debates in competence literature, both with respect to theoretical as well as practical issues/implications are able to formulate critical opinions and arguments on a range of core topics in the field of competence, competence-based education and assessment, teacher competencies and professional development and entrepreneurial competence 
  • Have gained understanding of research lines and perspectives in the discussed fields are able to translate these fields into a practical perspective: what do theoretical considerations mean for (1) my research (2) (educational) practice. 

Names course coordinators/tutors plus e-mail address
Martin Mulder martin.mulder@wur.nl
Harm Biemans Harm.Biemans@wur.nl
Renate Wesselink; renate.wesselink@wur.nl
Thomas Lans Thomas.Lans@wur.nl
Judith Gulikers judith.gulikers@wur.nl
Liesbeth Baartman Liesbeth.baartman@hu.nl

Requirements/entry level
: not required.

Course Programme
Meetings:
The course consist of 3 2-day meetings (Thursday-Friday)

The sessions (day 1-5) will consist of a range of activities:
  • Interactive lectures combined with focused discussions or assignments (all lectures will be combined with one core article that participants are required to prepare beforehand), 
  • group work and presentations on self-selected themes (selected from a range of provided themes related to the core of the course) with peer and tutor feedback, 
  • small-group activities identifying and discussing several statements in more depth, preparatory for the final debate on the last day. 

The final day will be devoted to
  • application of the course material and insights to own PhD project (morning session) 
  •  final debate 

Specification of the workload:
(84 hours in total)
  • 6 days of f-f meetings (48 hours) 
  • reading and preparing core articles required for the lectures (20 hours) 
  • preparing presentation one selected theme in group work (16 hours) 

Dates:
F-2-f meetings are planned on Thursday and Friday from 9.30-16.30
· 11-12 September 2014
· 25-26 September 2014
· 9-10 October 2014

Location:
Wageningen University.

Maximum number of participants:
15 students (max 3 students per group for theme presentations)

NB: to give participants enough time to prepare and form groups the deadline for registration is set at the beginning of July 2014


Assessment:
  • Critical preparation of the articles belonging to the interactive lectures shown in participation during these sessions 
  • Groups work and presentation on a selected theme that adequately addresses the following criteria: 
  • overview of the literature belonging to the theme, in such a way that the other participants get a representative overview of the theme 
  • presenting a theoretical frame (including different perspectives) 
  • concretising the theme into (implications for) educational practice 
  • dilemma’s / bottlenecks representative of the theme 
  • discussing current / future lines of research in this theme 
  • Serious attempt to translate the course to own PhD project (during day 6) 
  • Articulation of the critical opinion and argument during the final debate
For more information about the literature and tasks download the Course Manual (updated April 17, 2014)
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ICO Education,
17 Apr 2014, 06:00