Title: Development of application‐oriented competency frameworks : empirical findings from the validation of such a framework by means of an employer survey
Authors : Baumgartner, Alexander
Müller Werder, Claude
Fengler, Reinhild
Javet, Fabienne
Published in : The journal of competency-based education
Volume(Issue) : 3
Issue : 4
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Wiley
Issue Date: 2018
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Peer review (Publication)
Language : English
Subjects : Employability of graduate; Modeling of competence; Competency orientation in higher education employability of graduate; Quality assurance of degree program
Subject (DDC) : 378: Higher education
Abstract: This paper describes the development of application-oriented competency frameworks using the example of a project to develop such a framework for existing study programs in the domain of business and law at a Swiss university of applied sciences. Competency frameworks define study program goals on different achievement levels. Using analysis of typical work scenarios for graduates and employer expectations as a starting point, competencies were formulated that represent what students should be able to demonstrate by the end of their studies. A series of structured interviews were conducted with employers to validate the competency frameworks. The findings show that both professional and generic competencies are central to the employability of graduates. While professional competency is regarded as a basic requirement, generic competency allows graduates to distinguish themselves from other candidates both when starting their work life and later when pursuing and advancing their career. The development of competency frameworks forms the basis for the assessment of four dimensions: professional, methodological, social, and selfcompetencies; an additional aim is the further development of teaching and learning activities.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning (ZID)
Publication type: Article in scientific Journal
DOI : 10.1002/cbe2.1177
ISSN: 2379-6154
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/14590
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