Yesterday, Tineke Rombout succesfully defended her Master of Education thesis. The theme of the thesis was Effective feedback. It is known that various forms of feedback can have significant effects on learning processes. But can teachers in elementary education provide effective feedback, especially if they are in the beginning of their career? Providing high-quality feedback is a complex teaching skill. This thesis shows these complexities, and calls for continuous professional development for teachers to develop this skill. Congratulations Tineke, and thank you Dr Joachim Wetterling for your role as supervisor of this thesis. Continue reading Tineke Rombout new Master of Education
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A month or so ago, I posted a message on this website that the LinkedIn Group Competence Studies had grown over 100 members, and that I therefore was going to hold a meeting via Teams.
The theme of the meeting will be ‘Corona Coping Competence.’ With the outbreak of highly contagious COVID-mutants, this theme seems to be even more relevant than I thought it would be; Corona virus generations with their many mutants may disrupt our societies even further and longer than we had hoped for.
The permanent link to the manuscript ‘Developing and Validating a Competence Framework for Improving the Productivity of Smallholder Farmers: A Case Study from Ethiopia’ of Chalachew Aniteneh et al will be https://doi.org/10.1080/1389224X.2021.1880452 once it is published.
The manuscript ‘Developing and Validating a Competence Framework for Improving the Productivity of Smallholder Farmers: A Case Study from Ethiopia’ of Chalachew Aniteneh is accepted for publication by the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension (JAEE). The paper is part of the PhD project of Chalachew on agricultural education and extension in Bahir Dar in the region Amhara in Northern Ethiopia. Once the paper is published, the full details will be shared. For now: congratulations Ato Chalachew, and co-authors Dr Renate Wesselink and Dr Harm Biemans!
Despite all challenges worldwide, I am wishing you a Healthy and Happy 2021!!!
Paul Koot, working at Avans University of Applied Sciences, successfully defended his Master thesis in Education entitled Education with Impact. The theme of his research was professional development of teachers in the field of ICT. He distributed questionnaires, interviewed teachers, and did observations in classrooms. He expects that more time for and cooperation between teachers will lead to better results. Advisor of the thesis was Dr. Joachim Wetterling. Thanks Joachim. Congratulations Paul, and lots of success with your work!
As indicated earlier, since the LinkedIn Competence Studies group grew over 100 members, we are going to have an online meeting. The theme of the meeting is Corona Coping Competence. With the outbreak of the highly contagious COVID-mutant ‘SARS-COV-2 VUI 202012/01’, this theme seems to be highly relevant; Corona viruses will probably disrupt our global societies even further and longer.
Linda van Elderen successfully defended her thesis on transfer of a community of researchers and practitioners on signalling and coaching of gifted students in secondary education. The study was linked to an NRO-project funded by the government of the Netherlands. The study resulted in recommendations on transfer climate, transfer design and individual transfer factors.
The concept of competence is conceptualized in different ways. Examples of theories in which competence is integrated:
- Performance Theory: The AMO Model (Appelbaum et al.)
- Self-Determination Theory (Deci and Ryan)
- Alignment Theory (Mulder)
- Theory of Domains of Occupational Competence (Billett)
- Shaping Competence Theory (Rauner)
- Instructional Theory (De Corte et al.)
- Capability Theory (Cairns and Malloch)
- Human Development and Capabilities Theory (Nussbaum)
For an elaboration on this, see Mulder, M. (2019). Foundations of Competence-based Vocational Education and Training. In: McGrath, S., Mulder, M., Papier, J., & Suart, R. (Eds). Handbook of Vocational Education and Training for the Changing World of Work. Cham: Springer, pp. 1167-1192.
Vandaag heeft Annemiek Viergever op succesvolle wijze via MS Teams haar eindscriptie voor de opleiding Master Onderwijskunde afgerond. Het onderwerp van de scriptie betrof de verschillen in self-efficacy ten gevolge van verschillen in zelfregulerend leren van leerlingen in de onder- en bovenbouw in het voortgezet onderwijs. Begeleider: Dr. Martijn van Schaik.