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ERIC Number: EJ776614
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0378-5068
Towards a Framework for Assessing Teacher Competence
Roelofs, Erik; Sanders, Piet
European Journal of Vocational Training, v40 n1 p123-139 2007
Developing instruments to assess teacher competence requires a model of competent performance which can guide both the collection and appraisal of evidence in task situations. Following Kane (1992), the validation of statements about teachers' competence is regarded as the evaluation of interpretive argumentation. Based on contemporary insights into teaching and learning, an interpretive model of competent performance is described which, rather than being prescriptive in nature, offers scope for various forms of responsible professional performance. Consequences of professional performance for students/class/organisation are the basis of the model. Acceptable interventions and underlying decision-making processes as well as the associated parts of a professional knowledge base are derived from the consequences. The consequences of these insights for developing domains of competence and collecting evidence are discussed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands; United States