Frameworks of competence: common or specific?

Simon Grant

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    Examples of what are known as frameworks of skill or competence suggest a range of requirements which might be met by such frameworks, for organisations, individuals and educational institutions. However, there are two opposing tendencies in framework development: towards different, context-specific frameworks and towards common, shared frameworks. The approach to resolving this, suggested here and prefigured in the JISC-funded SPWS project, is to make a clear distinction between the common and specific approaches, focusing agreement onto common frameworks for reference, while allowing divergence between specific frameworks for application and implementation. This may resolve the tension and allow both common and specific frameworks to flourish. Pointers are given for working towards this. Standards in the area need further development. E-learning tools, including e-portfolio systems, need to build in support for this two-component approach to frameworks of competence.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of International Workshop in Learning Networks for Lifelong Competence Development,
    Subtitle of host publicationTENCompetence Conference.
    EditorsR Koper, K Stefanov
    Place of PublicationShoumen
    PublisherINCOMA ltd
    ISBN (Print)954-90906-8-X
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2006
    EventTENCompetence Conference - Sofia, Bulgaria
    Duration: 30 Mar 200631 Mar 2006


    ConferenceTENCompetence Conference


    • TENCompetence
    • Skill


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