Assuring quality in competence assessments: the value added of applying different assessment approaches to professional education


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Author: Blomeke, Sigrid


Due to their multidimensional nature and their development in group settings, the assessment of competencies acquired in professional education goes beyond typical methodological difficulties related to any assessment of behaviour, personality or capability. Competencies are complex constructs for which it is challenging to develop reliable and valid assessments because classical assumptions such as unidimensionality, which means that components of an assessment should reflect only one underlying dimension, and independence of the individuals assessed are violated. The present paper...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Skills and knowledge; Assessment; Quality; Higher education; Technology; Innovation

Keywords: Competence; Competency based assessment; Quality assurance

Published: Cham, Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG, 2016

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Pages: pp. 631-648

Related items: TD/TNC 126.750

ISBN: 9783319417110; 9783319417134 (eBook)

ISSN: 2213-221X (online), 1871-3041

The monograph from which this chapter is taken is indexed at TD/TNC 126.750.

Resource type: Book chapter

Document number: TD/TNC 126.778

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