Welcome to the Competencies Learning Event
Please note that Phase 2 of the Competencies Learning Event will be available on Friday 20 November, 2006 from 14:00 CET.
Access Phase 2 here: http://www.ettcampus.org/elearning/course/view.php?id=68
Thank you for choosing our learning event on Competencies. This event will introduce you to the theory and practice of the competency-based approach to learning and development, with a particular emphasis on eLearning competencies. The programme will assist you in assessing your current level of competencies in the use of technology for learning. It will also guide you in the use of a competency framework to review, evaluate and adapt your current programmes.
You will be invited to participate in a variety of activities both independently and in an international group and we hope that you will wish to continue working collaboratively at the end of the learning event.
While there is a lot of sound methodology behind the competency-based approach, which may appear daunting, the fundamental idea is simple. A competency framework describes real professional activities in sufficient clarity and detail as to enable the development of competencies and the recognition of achievement.
Even if you are in a country that has not yet developed competency frameworks, we are sure that there is an important debate on how best to develop the knowledge, skills and competencies of citizens and that the role of the VET teacher has been identified as critical. An interesting question for you to consider and discuss as you work on the competency approach suggested here is the question of culture. To what extent can we have a generic competency framework and how does the local context influence its format and content? We shall look, for example at how the recently developed European Qualifications Framework is in line with the principal framework offered here.
We see competency frameworks as useful tools to help us identify and develop the competencies needed for learning in the 21st century. This event will therefore be looking not only at what we do today, but what we shall need to be doing tomorrow in a rapidly evolving world.