Competence theory and research: a synthesis

Given the many positive reactions on the previous post on Chapter 1 of the book ‘Competence-Based Vocational and Professional Education. Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education’ (Springer 2017), I am posting the last Chapter of the book (Chapter 50) here. This chapter aims at presenting a synthesis of the theoretical developments and research regarding competence-based education. Continue reading Competence theory and research: a synthesis

Team leaders play a crucial role in the effective implementation of team-oriented HRM in colleges of vocational education

Research of Machiel Bouwmans et al is published in Educational Management Administration & Leadership.

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A worldwide review of competence-based vocational and professional education. Read more.

Read about:

  • The importance of competence in society.
  • The competence construct in science and practice.
  • Definitions of competence, competency, competencies.
  • Contexts and functions of working with competence models.
  • Competence–based and competence–oriented vocational and professional education.
  • Three waves of CBV and PE.
  • Perennial questions on competence-based vocational education.
  • Summaries of competence studies.
  • Purpose of a global review on competence-based vocational and professional education.

in: Mulder, M. and J. Winterton (2017). Introduction. In: Mulder. M. (Ed.), Competence-Based Vocational and Professional Education. Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education. Cham, Switzerland: Springer, pp. 1-43.

Download this publication here: 2017 Mulder and Winterton – Competence Book – Chapter 1

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Dear website visitor. In the light of the abuse of client data of Facebook-users, I have turned off my Facebook account. Not deleted yet, but that may follow. Instead, I am starting to post news and pictures only on this website. Pictures enough, while being in Andalusia for an extended stay.

New programme for international vocational education research

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is investing in a new programme for international vocational education research. German Universities and Research Institutes can submit proposals. This initiative may serve as an example for other states and countries who want to move vocational education development and research to a higher platform. The initiative was introduced at an event at which I had the privilege to give a keynote speech together with Professor Hubert Ertl, the new Director of Research of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education. The full reference to the publication in which I summarized the main points of my input: Mulder, M (2018). New investment in international vocational education research by the German federal government. The Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 24(2), 115-119. Up to 50 downloads can be made via this page: https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/C3JnKzEtRzBexKtx6uAZ/full

Business competence and export performance

Just published online: Birru, W.T., Runhaar, P., Zaalberg, R., Lans, T, & Mulder, M. (2018 Online). Explaining Organizational Export Performance by Single and Combined International Business Competencies, Journal of Small Business Management. DOI 10.1111/jsbm.1240.

Research published on competence development of temporary agency workers

Research of Nienke Woldman on conditions for competence development of temporary agency workers is published in the Human Resource Development International. Continue reading Research published on competence development of temporary agency workers

Ted Outmaijer-De Bakker successfully presented her Master of Education thesis

On February 1st, Ted Outmaijer-De Bakker successfully presented her Master of Education thesis, entitled ‘Passend begeleiden en motiveren van (hoog)begaafde leerlingen’ (Adaptively supporting and motivating (highly) talented pupils). The study is situated in a large school for primary education in Tilburg, the ‘Koolhoven’. Very interesting: two pupils, Sophie van der Velden and Amber de Kort, from grades 7 and 8, who participated in this intervention study, came along. They presented themselves well and showed the fantastic Vlog they made about the type of education of the intervention. They were surely positive about the special treatment they got. They even had suggestions for teachers as to how to stimulate and coach them. Congratulations Ted with this success, and good luck with the next steps in your career. Thanks Dr. Martijn van Schaik for acting as assessor of this thesis. Thanks Sophie and Amber for being with us this afternoon, and assisting Mrs Outmaijer-De Bakker. Lots of success with your school careers!

In Memoriam Professor Curtis Finch

A shock went through me on April 14, 2014, when I visited the colleagues of the Department of Agricultural Education and Extension at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virgina, USA, to benchmark the work we were doing at the Chair group of Education and Competence Studies at Wageningen University. Continue reading In Memoriam Professor Curtis Finch

Keynote Research of VET – International Perspective

Keynote ‘Research of VET on an International Perspective’ delivered at the information event for the new Funding line ‘Research on the Internationalization of Vocational Education and Training’ (IBBF), of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in Bonn, Germany, January 30th, 2018. Thank you Dr. Henk van Liempt for the opportunity, and Antje Wessels and Hannes Barske for facilitating this. All professors and researchers who attended: success with your proposals. Check my PPT here.

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