Competence Assessment as Learner Support in Education: Issues, Concerns and Prospects

Cornelis van der Vleuten*, D. Joosten

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The chapter on the assessment of professional competence provides a comprehensive overview based on three different perspectives. In an assessment of learning perspective, an overview is given on major consistencies found in the research on assessment that lead to principles of assessment. These principles may guide practical choices when developing a concrete assessment procedure. In an assessment for learning perspective, an overview is given on ways that formative assessment can be promoted. In an assessment as learning perspective, insights from both perspectives are integrated into a model for a comprehensive assessment approach. The intent is to provide an optimal programmatic approach to assessment. An illustration of an actual assessment practice is given. The programmatic approach to assessment provides a model for assessment in modern education strategies. Constructivist education approaches and competency-based approaches fit well with this model.keywordslearning objectiveresponse formateducational practiceobjective structure clinical examinationassessment practicethese keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCompetence-based Vocational and Professional Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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