The relation between information processing strategies and the development of the body of knowledge of students in competence-based pre-vocational secondary education

M. Koopman, P.J. Teune, W.M.G. Jochems

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    Abstract

    In the Netherlands many schools for pre-vocational secondary education (PVSE) are implementing forms of competence-based education. It is assumed that these types of learning environments evoke deeper learning processes and lead to the development and integration of knowledge, skills and attitudes, which is visible in a more elaborate and better organized body of knowledge and in increased opportunities to apply knowledge and skills in relevant contexts. Little is known about the actual learning activities of students and the development of competence in PVSE (Van der Sanden, 2003). This research project aims to generate information about learning in competence-based PVSE, especially with respect to information processing strategies. As the psychometrical quality of different instruments to measure information processing strategies and the development of competence was doubted, a pilot was carried out. The results of the pilot were used to design a large-scale measurement procedure in order to measure the same variables with a larger number of students. In the paper the attention will go to the information processing strategies students use and to the development of the body of knowledge of PVSE students.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationContested Qualities of Educational Research; ECER Conference 19-22 September 2007 Gent
    Place of PublicationUetikon-Zürich
    Pages1-14
    Publication statusPublished - 2007
    EventEuropean Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2007), September 19-22, 2007, Ghent, Belgium - Ghent, Belgium
    Duration: 19 Sep 200722 Sep 2007

    Conference

    ConferenceEuropean Conference on Educational Research (ECER 2007), September 19-22, 2007, Ghent, Belgium
    Abbreviated titleECER 2007
    CountryBelgium
    CityGhent
    Period19/09/0722/09/07
    Other"Contested Qualities of Educational Research"

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