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Conference call: Competence Theory, Research and Practice: October 19-21, 2016

posted 14 Dec 2015, 01:43 by ICO Education   [ updated 14 Dec 2015, 01:43 ]
On October 19-21, 2016, a conference will be organized by the chair group of Education and Competence Studies (www.wageningenur.nl/ecs), in cooperation with a number of organizations, on Competence Theory, Research and Practice. The conference will be organized on the occasion of the farewell speech of Prof Martin Mulder: October 20th, 2016, 16:00 hrs, in the Auditorium of Wageningen University (Generaal Foulkesweg 1, Wageningen, The Netherlands).

The field of competence theory, research and practice has advanced considerably, so it is time to take stock, to review the approaches which are existing, and to see if constructive convergence is emerging.

The conference will take place on the new campus of Wageningen University, the Netherlands (http://www.wageningenur.nl/en.htm). Wageningen University is amongst the three leading universities world-wide in the field of food, life, environmental and social sciences. The call for proposals is open, and the submission guidelines are posted on www.competence2016.nl.

Themes of the conference will be:

Competence-based strategy and management

  1. The (in)competent society
  2. Core competence of organizations
  3. Generic competency frameworks
  4. Competence and performance improvement
  5. Competence and sustainable development
  6. Competence assessment of trainees, employees and management
  7. Competence domains (entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, transformation, etc.)
  8. Competence and talent development (training, workplace learning, personal development, etc.)
  9. Competence, expertise, capability and attributes
  10.  Competence and the learning organization

Competence-based education

  1.  National and international education policy agendas
  2.  Competence frameworks of teachers (in elementary, secondary and higher education)
  3.  Competence domains in higher education (services, health care, engineering, economy, etc.)
  4.   Competence-based vocational and professional education strategies
  5.   Competence domains in elementary education
  6.   Competence profiling and modelling
  7.   Competence assessment and measurement
  8.   Competence and knowledge development
  9.   Competence-based curricula
  10.   Competence-based learning and instruction

Competence domains as goal

  1. 21st century skills
  2.   Problem solving competence
  3.   Intuition as competence domain
  4.  Mindfulness competence
  5.  Transformational leadership competence
  6.  Social competence
  7. Language competence
  8. Communicative competence
  9.  Science and technology competence
  10.  Competence for interdisciplinary teamwork

These themes are not exclusive, so proposals on other competence-related themes are also welcome.

Two key note speakers are already known. These are:

  • Joao Santos, Acting Head of Unit C5, Vocational training and adult education, Directorate General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission, Brussels, Belgium, and
  • Reinhold Weiss, Deputy President and Head of Research, Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Bonn, Germany

The conference is targeted at professionals and researchers in the field of competence modelling, assessment and development, both in the world of business and education. The strict deadline for submitting presentation proposals is March 21, 2016.

You are kindly invited to submit a proposal for a symposium or a paper presentation at this conference. All proposals will be reviewed.

If you have any questions about this Call, do not hesitate to contact us (competence2016@wur.nl).

Looking forward to an inspiring conference, and with best wishes, on behalf of Martin Mulder, the members of the Scientific Organization Committee and the Management-Support Team

Nicolette Tauecchio