Competence and professional work
What is it about?
There is some scepticism about whether the idea of 'competence' - particularly competence in work tasks and functions - is useful for describing complex, high level professional work. The paper, partly based on a recent European project (ComProCom), proposes a way of describing competence that (it is argued) is more relevant to high-level activities.
Why is it important?
The idea of 'competence' has become important in many countries for setting standards for professions and informing vocational education. If this is to be done in a way that is workable and effective, improved models of competence are needed. This paper outlines one such model.
The following have contributed to this page: Dr Stan Lester