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CeTUSS/IEEE Workshop on Professional Competencies (Uppsala, Sweden)

The workshop program and presentations are available from http://www.it.uu.se/research/group/upcerg_new/events/profesional_competences.

Christina Dörge, Universität Oldenburg

Discussed the inplications of the terminology used to describe competence and competencies. A discussion arose about the differnece between skills and technical ability/competence and the ability to think about how to use the skill and to reason in a way that is recognised by other professionals as being relevant and valuable. In discussing this there was a discussion also about the goals of education in terms of skilling versus personal development. The role of education was also discussed from an historical and cultural perspective, define terms in the context of the historical and cultural framework that we are trying to interpret. Christina defined several types of competency that are intersting to consider and together combine to generate an action enabling competency. Two interesting ideas are Methodologica…