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Competence Assessment in Education

Research, Models and Instruments

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This book addresses challenges in the theoretically and empirically adequate assessment of competencies in educational settings. It presents the scientific projects of the priority program "Competence Models for Assessing Individual Learning Outcomes and Evaluating Educational Processes," which focused on competence assessment across disciplines in Germany. The six-year program coordinated 30 research projects involving experts from the fields of psychology, educational science, and subject-specific didactics. The main reference point for all projects is the concept of "competencies," which are defined as "context-specific cognitive dispositions that are acquired and needed to successfully cope with certain situations or tasks in specific domains" (Koeppen et al., 2008, p. 62). The projects investigate different aspects of competence assessment: The primary focus lies on the development of cognitive models of competencies, complemented by the construction of psychometric models based on these theoretical models. In turn, the psychometric models constitute the basis for the construction of instruments for effectively measuring competencies. The assessment of competencies plays a key role in optimizing educational processes and improving the effectiveness of educational systems. This book contributes to this challenging endeavor by meeting the need for more integrative, interdisciplinary research on the structure, levels, and development of competencies.
Release date Australia
March 31st, 2017
Contributors
Edited by Detlev Leutner Edited by Eckhard Klieme Edited by Jens Fleischer
Country of Publication
Switzerland
Edition
1st ed. 2017
Illustrations
84 Illustrations, black and white; VIII, 503 p. 84 illus.
Imprint
Springer International Publishing AG
Pages
503
Dimensions
155x235x29
ISBN-13
9783319500287
Product ID
26206736

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