Introducing an Artifact for the Assessment of Transversal Professional Competences

Fahrenbach, Florian ORCID: and Kaiser, Alexander and Schnider, Andreas (2020) Introducing an Artifact for the Assessment of Transversal Professional Competences. In: Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). University of Hawai'i at Manoa, Wailea. pp. 4929-4938. ISBN 978-0-9981331-3-3

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This paper departs from a project conducted with the Trade and Craft sector of the Austrian Federal Chamber of Economics. A design science perspective scaffolds the development of an artifact, the net of competences, to support the assessment of transversal professional competences in the validation of prior formal, non-formal and informal learning. This paper contributes to theory by arguing for a structural functional equivalence between a real spider-web and the structure of the net of competences. A process perspective shows how different stakeholders interact in the net of competences. Specifically, we pose the research question "How to assess transversal professional competences?". To answer this question, we describe the design of a self-assessment by outlining item generation, generation of verb levels and the triangulation of items and verbs to create nodes in the net of competences. Abstracting from the previous, we present the algorithm on which the net of competences is based.

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Additional Information: This work was partially funded by the EU H2020 program under MSCA-RISE agreement 645751 (RISE BPM), FFG Austrian Research Promotion Agency (project number: 866270), UNIRIO (PQ-UNIRIO N01/2018) and IAGF – eine Lernende Organisation (project number: 27001223).
Keywords: Reports from the Field: Knowledge and Learning Applications in Practice, assessment of competences, design science, professional competences validation of prior learning
Divisions: Departments > Wirtschaftsinformatik u. Operations Mgmt > Data, Process and Knowledge Management > Wissensmanagement
Kompetenzzentren > Sustainability Transf. & Responsibility
Version of the Document: Published
Depositing User: Gertraud Novotny
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2020 09:35
Last Modified: 07 May 2021 16:06


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