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Professional Competence Assessment Diagnostics as an Instrument for Quality Assurance in TVET

  • Zhiqun ZhaoEmail author
  • Yingyi ZhouEmail author
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Abstract

The international community of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has basically reached a consensus that outcome-oriented quality control should be strengthened through external assessment. Professional competence assessment is generally accepted as an economical evaluation approach to acquire large amounts of in-depth and valid information. Two assessment programs are presented as case studies on the outcome-oriented quality assurance of TEVT. The students’ assessment program based on COMET was implemented by local government Chongqing as a quality assurance measure for secondary vocational education, while the teachers’ professional competence assessment program aims at providing methodological reference for quality assurance in teacher further training programs. A fundamental research on the predictive validity of professional competence assessment is also presented to justify its availability as a quality assurance approach.

Keywords

Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Quality assurance Outcome-oriented COMET professional competence assessment 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Vocational and Adult Education, Faculty of EducationBeijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Institute of Vocational and Adult Education, Faculty of EducationEast China Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

Section editors and affiliations

  • Esther Winther
    • 1
  1. 1.Vocational Education and TrainingUniversity of Duisburg-EssenDuisburgGermany

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