Educational Testing

Author: James Boyle
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405172223
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Educational Testing provides support for those undertaking training in, and for training providers of, the Certificate of Competence in Educational Testing (CCET) (Level A). Developed by the British Psychological Society (BPS) the CCET aims to meet a need for standards for the use of tests in education in the UK, to encourage responsible test use by psychologists and non-psychologists alike. Written by the designers of the certificate and endorsed by the BPS's Steering Committee on Test Standards, Educational Testing is the only book of its kind available: Covers the 71 elements of the CCET in detail and acts as a ‘course text’ for those in training Describes each core competence Provides model answers and examples Offers an indication of the range of ways in which the core competences may be assessed by the Assessor, based upon the existing BPS Guidance for Assessors document Appendices offer guidance on BPS Standards, a glossary of technical terms, useful web-sites and on-line resources and Test Publishers Addresses.

Competence based Assessment Techniques

Author: Shirley Fletcher
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749434229
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A critical guide to the key principles, methods, implications and benefit of competence-based techniques and vocational qualifications both in the UK and elsewhere. Part One examines the purpose and use of the different competence-based systems, while Part Two gives practical information on implementation.

Competence Based Assessment

Author: Wolf, Alison
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335190235
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Competence-based assessment is the cornerstone of the UK Government's reforms of vocational training and of non-academic full-time education post-16. Australia has adopted similar policies, and there is considerable interest in the notion of 'competence' in both Europe and North America. Alison Wolf describes the main characteristics of the competence-based approach as it has emerged in the UK, and traces its origins in American experimental programmes of the 1970s. The arguments for the approach are discussed in detail. Many of these arguments derive from the demonstrable limitations of more conventional assessment, especially in predicting work performance. She then analyses the theoretical assumptions which competence-based assessment shares with the criterion-referenced movement as a whole, distinguishing clearly between those claims which can be sustained and those which cannot. She also synthesizes the growing body of evidence on implementation. Many lessons have now been learned about whether and how one can establish a workable, robust and reliable competence-based system. It has become evident both that the preconditions for success are often missing, and that, if they are ignored, competence-based 'reforms' may have largely negative consequences. The final chapter reviews the prospects for competence-based awards, and offers some conclusions on what is essential to a competence-based approach.

Competence based Vocational and Professional Education

Author: Martin Mulder
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319417134
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book presents a comprehensive overview of extant literature on competence-based vocational and professional education since the introduction of the competence concept in the 1950s. To structure the fi eld, the book distinguishes between three approaches to defi ning competence, based on 1.functional behaviourism, 2. integrated occupationalism, and 3. situated professionalism. It also distinguishes between two ways of operationalizing competence: 1. behaviour-oriented generic, and 2. task-oriented specifi c competence. Lastly, it identifi es three kinds of competencies, related to: 1. specific activities, 2. known jobs, and 3. the unknown future. Competence for the unknown future must receive more attention, as our world is rapidly evolving and there are many ‘glocal’ challenges which call for innovation and a profound transformation of policies and practices. Th e book presents a range of diff erent approaches to competence-based education, and demonstrates that competencebased education is a worldwide innovation, which is institutionalized in various ways. It presents the major theories and policies, specifi c components of educational systems, such as recognition, accreditation, modelling and assessment, and developments in discipline-oriented and transversal competence domains. Th e book concludes by synthesizing the diff erent perspectives with the intention to contribute to further improving vocational and professional education policy and practice. Joao Santos, Deputy Head of Unit C5, Vocational Training and Adult Education, Directorate General for Employment, Social Aff airs and Inclusion, European Commission: “This comprehensive work on competence-based education led by Martin Mulder, provides an excellent and timely contribution to the current debate on a New Skills Agenda for Europe, and the challenge of bridging the employment and education and training worlds closer together. Th is book will infl uence our work aimed at improving the relevance of vocational education to support initial and continuing vocational education and training policy and practice aimed at strengthening the key competencies for the 21st century.” Prof. Dr. Reinhold Weiss, Deputy President and Head of the Research, Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Bonn, Germany: “This book illustrates that the idea and concept of competence is not only a buzzword in educational debates but key to innovative pedagogical thinking as well as educational practice.” Prof. Dr. Johanna Lasonen, College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, USA: "Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education is one of the most important multi-disciplinary book in education and training. Th is path-breaking book off ers a timely, rich and global perspective on the fi eld. Th e book is a good resource for practitioners, policymakers and researchers."

Developing the Physical Education Curriculum an Achievement based Approach

Author: Luke Kelly
Publisher: Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9780736041782
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Developing the Physical Education Curriculum: An Achievement-Based Approachpresents a breakthrough model that guides physical educators step by step through the process of translating curriculum theory into functional practice. The achievement-based curriculum (ABC) approach is not bound to a particular curriculum theory or philosophy; rather, it provides educators with a systematic decision-making process to help them develop a curriculum that addresses unique and diverse needs. And it allows educators to incorporate national, state, and local content and assessment standards in their curricula. The book takes students through every phase of curriculum design: foundational understanding of design, planning, implementation, and evaluation. Further, it shows students how to document that their curriculum is working—a valuable asset in an era of budget cuts. Other special features of Developing the Physical Education Curriculum: An Achievement-Based Approachinclude the following: -Opening Scenario, Expected Outcomes, and Making It Work special elements in each chapter to help students understand how to apply the book's content in school settings and in their future work as teachers or administrators -Instruction on implementing the curriculum and sharing it with others -Strategies for planning, implementing, and evaluating a curriculum and establishing credibility for it -Emphasis on student achievement as an indicator of a quality physical education program -Forms and worksheets (completed examples and blanks) that give students a hands-on approach to developing, assessing, and revising a curriculum In Part I, teachers learn the foundation for curriculum development; examine physical education mandates, standards, and curriculum models; and are grounded in the achievement-based curriculum approach. In Part II, teachers delve into the active planning of a curriculum. They explore the philosophy, goals, objectives, and policies of a curriculum; program planning; and how to develop functional assessments. In Part III, teachers learn how to maximize student learning and enhance teacher effectiveness through developing assessment-based teacher templates and student learning formats. In Part IV, teachers learn how to evaluate student progress and program merit and how to use this information to be effective advocates for their physical education programs and their profession. Developing the Physical Education Curriculum: An Achievement-Based Approachpresents the complete framework for an accountable curriculum that meets the diverse needs of students and the real-world challenges of physical educators.

Theory and Treatment Planning in Family Therapy A Competency Based Approach

Author: Diane R. Gehart
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305480597
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Using state-of-the-art pedagogical methods, this text is one of a new generation of textbooks that are correlated with national standards for measuring student learning in mental health professions, including counseling, family therapy, psychology, and social work. The book's learning-centered, outcomes-based pedagogy engages students in an active learning process, introducing family therapy theories using theory-specific case conceptualization and treatment planning. These assignments empower students to apply theoretical concepts and develop real-world skills as early as possible in their training. THEORY AND TREATMENT PLANNING IN FAMILY THERAPY: A COMPETENCY-BASED APPROACH also includes extensive discussions about how diversity issues and research inform contemporary practice of family therapy. The author uses a down-to-earth style to explain concepts in clear and practical language that contemporary students appreciate. Instructors will enjoy the simplicity of having the text and assignments work seamlessly together, thus requiring less time for class preparation and grading. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Mentoring Learning and Assessment in Clinical Practice A Guide for Nurses Midwives and Other Health Professionals 3

Author: Ci Ci Stuart
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0702041955
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is a 'how to do it', practice-centred book, providing workable educational strategies to assist busy practitioners supervise and support the learning and assessment of learners during clinical placements, to achieve valid and reliable assessments. All strategies are underpinned by a solid theoretical and evidence base. The complexity and challenges of mentoring, learning and assessing in the clinical setting are specifically addressed. particular focus on the management of the non-achieving and failing student, with reference to extensive, recent work on mentoring, learning and assessment of clinical practice critical exploration of professional accountability and associated legal ramifications surrounding learning and assessment of clinical practice detailed consideration of how to use a model for learning from experience as a framework to facilitate experience-based learning extensive reference to the legislation, standards and guidelines on pre-registration health care education published by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) additional material on the monitoring and assessment of professional conduct and behaviours. direct reference to the mentoring and assessment of health care students in professions regulated by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) reference to the Disability Act of 2010, and more detailed discussion on how to meet the needs of students with special needs, in particular students with dyslexia new appendix providing a comprehensive list of professional behaviours for assessment.

Competence Based Education and Training CBET and the End of Human Learning

Author: John Preston
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319551108
Format: PDF
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This book radically counters the optimism sparked by Competence Based Education and Training, an educational philosophy that has re-emerged in Schooling, Vocational and Higher Education in the last decade. CBET supposedly offers a new type of learning that will lead to skilled employment; here, Preston instead presents the competency movement as one which makes the concept of human learning redundant. Starting with its origins in Taylorism, the slaughterhouse and radical behaviourism, the book charts the history of competency education to its position as a global phenomenon today, arguing that competency is opposed to ideas of process, causality and analog human movement that are fundamental to human learning.