Research of Chalachew Tarakegne published online. This is an important paper, as it established empirical evidence of the relationship between competence-based education and training (CBE/T) and performance improvement. The abstract reads as follows:
On March 31 Netty Oosters successfully defended her Master thesis on group activity plans to improve results oriented teaching. The thesis was done in the Montessori Lyceum Oostpoort (Amsterdam). Working with individual activity plans may be an interesting way to look at personalization of education, but appears to be too time consuming in practice. Therefore, group activity plans are being used to enable differentiation. The questions in this study were: 1. what is the need to work with group activity plans? 2. does working with group activity plans have the desired effect? 3. how can this work method be assured? Two pilot studies were conducted. The format of the group activity plan is tested in two periods. During the first pilot test observations of progress meetings and analyses of group activity plans took place. Based on the insights of the first pilot, the second pilot was conducted to evaluate the effects of this work method on learning results. Teachers have observed each other’s lessons based on the group activity plans. The observations and interviews after the lessons have shown that this working with group activity plans enables teachers to better account for different support needs of the students. The study also shows the importance of learning of teachers in practice for both their own continuing professional development and the quality of the support of the students. Congratulations Netty with this achievement, and thanks Dr Martijn van Schaik for the assessment of the thesis.
Today, on March 24, Ruth in ‘t Veld successfully defended her thesis for the completion of the Master of Education. The theme of the thesis was on the application of virtual reality in citizenship education within a college of vocational education and training.
Op 17 maart heeft Dennis Zandman op succesvolle wijze zijn Verantwoordingsverslag en Beroepsproduct verdedigd voor de afronding van de Master Onderwijskunde. De afstudeeropdracht was gericht op de vraag waaruit een krachtige leeromgeving bestaat en hoe deze kan worden gerealiseerd voor medewerkers die deelnemen aan een beroepsopleiding.
Op 17 maart heeft Ben Batterink op succesvolle wijze zijn onderzoek verdedigd voor de afronding van de Master Onderwijskunde. Het onderzoek voor de scriptie was gericht op de vraag in hoeverre het ondernemerschapsonderwijs binnen de opleiding Bedrijfsadministrateur/Junior assistent-accountant van het Alfa-College een bijdrage levert aan het ontwikkelen van de ondernemende competenties van studenten.
Op 17 maart heeft Nathalie van Dijk op succesvolle wijze haar onderzoek verdedigd voor de afronding van de Master Onderwijskunde. Het onderzoek voor haar scriptie was gericht op de vraag in welke mate school-gerelateerde factoren van invloed zijn op de motivatie van leerlingen binnen een categorale mavo (vmbo tl).
The manuscript of Chalachew Aniteneh on the effectiveness of competence-based training of development agents in Ethiopia is accepted for publication in the International Journal of Training and Development. The study on which the manuscript is based is part of the PhD project of Chalachew. Once the paper is published online more information will be given on its content. Congratulations Chalachew Aniteneh! Continue reading Research on the effectiveness of competence-based training of development agents accepted for publication
On November 9, 2021, I posted that research of Dr Carla Oonk on Boundary Crossing was accepted for publication, and that I would share the summary of the paper. The publication in the International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education is now published, so I can indeed share the Abstract. Congratulations Carla Oonk and co-authors Judith Gulikers and Perry den Brok with this important publication. It shows that carefully designed educational interventions can contribute to boundary crossing competence, which is essential in current hybrid multi-stakeholder working situations.
I am happy to share that I will give a webinar on May 19, 2022, on ‘Competence development in the agrifood-cluster’ for the Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU) based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Today I had a good talk about that with Dr Ravinder Naik and Prof Maligireddy Jagan Mohan Reddy, from the the Department of Agricultural Extension, at the College of Agriculture of PJTSAU. The webinar will be open for all agricultural advisory and capacity development professionals. After further planning of the webinar during the beginning of April, more details will be shared.
I am pleased to announde that I will give a Keynote on March 30th, at the annual conference of Further Education and Training Colleges Colleges Ireland. The conference theme is ‘Leading Learning for Skills Development’. The focus will be on the question as how to incorporate the work placement element of FET into integrated programmes of learning for skills development. The theme of my talk will be on Professional Competence and Skills Development and will focus on how to structure the work placement element of FET programmes to – in the end – enhance learning for skills development.