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Techniology-based assessment of domain-specific work-relateted competences

Seifried, Jürgen
Rausch, Andreas

n many countries and across various levels of education, we recently find a trend towards the measurement of outcomes of educational efforts, usually in terms of competences. While there is a rather long tradition of competence measurement in fields of general education such as mathematics and languages, there are only few instruments for domain-specific vocational and professional competences. Thus, papers in this issue focus on competences required in a particular domain instead of general dispositions.
In general, the use of the term competence puts an emphasis on the successful application of knowledge in challenging real-life situations. Yet, traditional testing is often focused on the mere reproduction of a body of knowledge. Contributions to this issue are based on a broad understanding of competence that goes beyond knowledge reproduction.
Technology-based methods of assessment allow for an authentic simulation of real-life working situations and thus should facilitate a valid attribution of competence. Papers in this issue refer to technology-based methods of assessment and address issues of scientific criteria.
Altogether, this thematic series brings together contributions with an innovative perspective on modelling and assessing work-related competences in varying vocations and professions. Papers are based on a sound theoretical foundation, present an innovative assessment and resulting data in a comprehensible manner, and draw coherent conclusions for research and practice. 

Keywords: Technology based assesment, workplace-Learning, problem-solving
Year: 2016
Link External Source: Online Version
Publisher: Springer
Edition: Springer open
Number: 8
Series: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training (ERVET)