KOMPIS: Competency goals in practice

  • Højgaard, Tomas (Project manager)
  • Bundsgaard, Jeppe (Participant)
  • Sølberg, Jan (Participant)
  • Madsen, Jens (Participant)
  • Hansen, Niels Jakob (Participant)
  • Lindhardt, Bent (Participant)
  • Lundgren, Birger (Participant)
  • Pedersen, Lena Lund (Project manager)

    Project: Research

    Project Details

    Description

    New programme descriptions according to common objectives (Fælles Mål) are being prepared now and in the coming years for all subjects taught in Danish primary and lower secondary schools. The common objectives are all competency oriented. In other words, focus is on preparing pupils to deal with the challenges they meet in a given situation rather than on more general skills and knowledge. The common objectives describe the aim of and therefore the content of teaching more than how the teaching should be conducted.
    The main issues addressed in this project are to challenge and examine these ambitions in practice:
     
    How can we develop competency oriented teaching? How can we shift focus in teaching from helping pupils develop more general skills and knowledge to helping them develop the competencies they need to deal with life as people, workers and citizens?
    The competence perspective provides an opportunity to move teaching in a direction that pupils experience as meaningful and exciting, an opportunity for teachers to bring the real world into the classroom, and an opportunity to raise the standards of and professionalise the entire practice of schools.
    KOMPIS is taking up this challenge and initiating development activities in selected schools in the municipality Slagelse within three major subjects: Danish, mathematics and science subjects. Special focus will be placed on how IT can support the development of competency-oriented teaching.
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date01/08/200829/01/2013

    Funding

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