Professional Competence And Higher Education: The ASSET Programme

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Explores the impact on vocational higher education of tensions between established professional competence and the values of universities and professional bodies, and outlines the work and results of a British program to developed a competence-based model of curriculum and assessment. Focusing on objectives, considers their format and degree of specificity, how they are derived and integrated, and whether they include values and transferable skills. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750705561
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/1/1996
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Winter is a Professor of Education at Anglia Polytechnic. He helps to co-edit the journal 'Teaching in Higher Education' and is a member of the national advisory panel on vocational education of the Committee of Vice Chancellors nad Principals and the expert panel on assessment of the Higher Education Quality Council. Maire Maisch has worked in the social work field for the past eighteen years. She is Principal Lecturer in Social Work Education and is responsible for the BSc in Social Work at Anglia Polytechnic University.
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Table of Contents

List of Documents
1 Introduction: Vocational 'Competences' and the 'Relevance' of University Education 1
2 The ASSET Programme: An Outline 9
3 The Functional Analysis of Competences: An Empirically Based Curriculum? 19
4 The 'Other Dimension' of Assessment: A General Model of Professional Learning 39
5 Practice and Knowledge or Practice as Knowledge? 64
6 Assessment: The Development of an Expert Community 85
7 Examples of Work from Candidates' Portfolios 106
8 The Organizational/Employment Context: An Educative Workplace? 129
9 Evaluation 1995: The Social Work ASSET Programme after Five Years 154
10 Current and Future Developments 162
App. A Staff Contributing to the Development of the ASSET Programmes 177
App. B Current List of Competence Based Modules 180
App. C Social Work Module: 'Assessing Risk' 183
App. D Social Work Module: 'Anti-oppressive Practice' in the Workplace 184
App. E A Model of Professional Development through Reflection on Practice 185
App. F The ASSET model Format and the NCVQ Format: A Difference of Syntax? 186
App. G The Peer-group Process 188
App. H Evaluation Forms (1995) 190
Bibliography 193
Index 203
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