Conference Program

Thursday, February 24, 2011

9.00 a.m. Conference opening by
the conference supervisors: Sigrid Blömeke and Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia,
and the President of the Humboldt University of Berlin: Jan-Hendrik Olbertz
9.30 a.m. btn_blau_rechts Richard Shavelson (Stanford University, USA):
“An Approach to Testing and Modeling Competency”
10.30 a.m. Short break
10.45 a.m. btn_blau_rechts Thomas Van Essen (Educational Testing Service, USA):
“Higher Education Outcomes Assessments: Measurements or Contests?”
11.30 a.m. Lunch break
1.00 p.m. btn_blau_rechts Rafael Vidal Uribe (National Assessment Center for Higher Education, Mexico):
“The Measurement of Learning Outcomes in Higher Education. The Case of Ceneval in Mexico”
2.00 p.m. btn_blau_rechts Karine Tremblay (OECD-AHELO, France):
“OECD Assessment for Higher Education Learning Outcomes (AHELO): Rationale, Challenges and Initial Insights from the Feasibility Study”
3.00 p.m. Coffee break
3.30 p.m. Panel discussion on the range, limitations and intersections of central German research programs on the modeling and assessment of competencies (Moderation btn_blau_rechts Lutz F. Hornke, RWTH Aachen):
btn_blau_rechts Sigrid Blömeke (TEDS-M, Berlin):
“IEA’s Teacher Education and Development Study in Mathematics’ (TEDS-M)”
btn_blau_rechts Detlev Leutner (DFG-SPP Kompetenzmodelle, Duisburg-Essen):
“Priority Program 'Competence Models for Assessing Individual Learning Outcomes and Evaluating Educational Processes' funded by the German Research Foundation”
btn_blau_rechts Hildegard Schaeper (NEPS, Bamberg):
“The German National Educational Panel Study (NEPS): Assessing Competencies over the Life Course”
btn_blau_rechts Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia (ILLEV, Mainz):
“Modeling and Measurement of Professional and Didactical Competences of University Students in the Domain of Economics – The ILLEV Project”
5.30 p.m. Interim conclusion by btn_blau_rechts Christiane Spiel (University of Vienna, Austria)
7.00 a.m. Conference dinner
opened by the Chair of the scientific advisory board btn_blau_rechts Klaus Beck

Friday, February 25, 2011

9.15 a.m. Program overview
9.30 a.m. btn_blau_rechts Michaela Pfadenhauer (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie/ House of Competence, Germany):
“Competence — More than a Buzz Phrase and an Emotive Word? Towards an Internal Perspective on Situational Problem-Solving Capacity”
10.30 a.m. btn_blau_rechts Roger Benjamin (Council for Aid to Education, USA):
“The Principles and Logic of Competency Tests for Formative and Summative Assessment in Higher Education”
11.30 a.m. Lunch and subsequent poster presentation
1.00 p.m. btn_blau_rechts Ronald K. Hambleton (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA):
“New Developments in Modeling (Working Title)”
2.00 p.m. Town-Hall-Meeting: How to Measure Competencies in Higher Education?
(Moderation btn_blau_rechts Hans Anand Pant, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany)

btn_blau_rechts Fritz Oser (University of Fribourg, Switzerland):
“Competence Profiles: Generation and Assessment”
btn_blau_rechts Royce Sadler (Griffith University, Australia):
“Making Competent Judgments of Competence”
btn_blau_rechts Christiane Spiel (Universität Wien, Austria)
“The Contribution of Scientific Evaluation”

Coffee break

btn_blau_rechts Ulrich Teichler (University of Kassel, Germany):
“Analyzing Job Requirements and Competences of Graduates: The Misleading Ideal of a 'Match' and the Underestimated Diversity”
btn_blau_rechts Rolf van der Velden (Maastricht University, Netherlands):
“Measuring Competencies in Higher Education: Methods and Challenges ”
btn_blau_rechts Mark Wilson (University of California, Berkeley, USA):
“Further Steps Using Assessment to Improve Learning in Higher Education: The BEAR Assessment System”

4.45 p.m. Conclusion by Sigrid Blömeke and Olga Zlatkin-Troitschanskaia

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Supporting program
10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. Guided tour through the Jewish Museum:
2.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. Bus sightseeing tour:
20 years since the reunification of Berlin - a city in constant Change