International and national experts in educational and higher education research meet with educational policy-makers and practitioners at Mainz University from November 28-29 / Registration deadline: October 20, 2014
In recent years, there has been increasing discussion of the efficiency of university teaching and the proper way of imparting professional teaching competencies in students.
In order to meet these challenges in the context of skills-based teaching, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) started the four-year research program "Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education" (KoKoHs) in 2011, jointly coordinated by offices at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Humboldt-Universität in Berlin.
This year’s international KoKoHs Conference will take place at Mainz University from November 28-29, 2014, and aims to encourage theoretical, methodological, and empirical debates on modeling and measuring competencies in higher education. The conference will be attended by numerous renowned international and national experts in educational research and higher education research as well as educational policy-makers and practitioners.
The International Conference 2014 will showcase the impressive results of the 23 interdisciplinary research alliances, comprising about 70 projects throughout Germany that investigate the theoretical modeling and empirical assessment of competencies in higher education.
The International Conference 2014 will bring together various national and international perspectives on the assessment of performance in higher education with a thematic focus on longitudinal analysis of competence development over the course of studies, competence structures, competence levels in relation to teaching-learning conditions, prognostic capability of instruments, and innovative methods in competence assessment.
The conference program includes keynotes by Professor Hamish Coates (Australia), Professor Rolf van der Velden (Netherlands), and Professor Jan-Eric Gustafsson (Sweden), who will speak about future developments and challenges of learning outcomes assessment in higher education as well about the international visibility and compatibility of KoKoHs results.
In the thematic sessions, key project results will be presented and discussed together with international experts, such as Professor Ronald Hambleton (United States), Dr. Roger Benjamin (United States), and many others. Furthermore, there will be a plenary panel discussion with international experts.
The International Conference 2014 of the KoKoHs research program will take place at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz from November 28 to 29, 2014. The conference program is available at www.kokohs-conference.de/program. Conference participation is free for KoKoHs project members. Participation fees for external conference participants: EUR 90 / 60 (reduced). Please register no later than October 20, 2014, using the registration form at www.kokohs-conference.de/registration.
Further information on the research program „Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education“ at www.kompetenzen-im-hochschulsektor.de/index_ENG.php.
Further information on the KoKoHs Conference 2014 at www.kokohs-conference.de.
Professor Dr. Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia
Coordinator of the KoKoHs research program
Department of Law, Management and Economics
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
55099 Mainz, GERMANY
phone +49 6131 39-22009
fax +49 6131 39-22095
http://www.kokohs-conference.de - Conference 2014 ;
http://www.kompetenzen-im-hochschulsektor.de/index_ENG.php - Research program "Modeling and Measuring Competencies in Higher Education"
Petra Giegerich | idw - Informationsdienst Wissenschaft
#IC2S2: When Social Science meets Computer Science - GESIS will host the IC2S2 conference 2017
14.10.2016 | GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
Agricultural Trade Developments and Potentials in Central Asia and the South Caucasus
14.10.2016 | Leibniz-Institut für Agrarentwicklung in Transformationsökonomien (IAMO)
Researchers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.
"The quantum socket is a wiring method that uses three-dimensional wires based on spring-loaded pins to address individual qubits," said Jeremy Béjanin, a PhD...
In a paper in Scientific Reports, a research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute describes a novel light-activated phenomenon that could become the basis for applications as diverse as microscopic robotic grippers and more efficient solar cells.
A research team at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has developed a revolutionary, light-activated semiconductor nanocomposite material that can be used...
By forcefully embedding two silicon atoms in a diamond matrix, Sandia researchers have demonstrated for the first time on a single chip all the components needed to create a quantum bridge to link quantum computers together.
"People have already built small quantum computers," says Sandia researcher Ryan Camacho. "Maybe the first useful one won't be a single giant quantum computer...
COMPAMED has become the leading international marketplace for suppliers of medical manufacturing. The trade fair, which takes place every November and is co-located to MEDICA in Dusseldorf, has been steadily growing over the past years and shows that medical technology remains a rapidly growing market.
In 2016, the joint pavilion by the IVAM Microtechnology Network, the Product Market “High-tech for Medical Devices”, will be located in Hall 8a again and will...
'Ferroelectric' materials can switch between different states of electrical polarization in response to an external electric field. This flexibility means they show promise for many applications, for example in electronic devices and computer memory. Current ferroelectric materials are highly valued for their thermal and chemical stability and rapid electro-mechanical responses, but creating a material that is scalable down to the tiny sizes needed for technologies like silicon-based semiconductors (Si-based CMOS) has proven challenging.
Now, Hiroshi Funakubo and co-workers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, in collaboration with researchers across Japan, have conducted experiments to...
14.10.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
12.10.2016 | Event News
21.10.2016 | Health and Medicine
21.10.2016 | Information Technology
21.10.2016 | Materials Sciences