Quotation Fahrenbach, Florian. 2019. Building a bridge between Occupational Information Network and European Qualification Framework: A design science approach to generate and validate items for the assessment of transversal professional competences. Theory and application in the Knowledge Economy, Vienna, Österreich, 03.07-05.07.


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Purpose: Relying on a design science paradigm, the purpose of this paper is to describe the generation and validation of items for an ICT-artifact that supports the assessment of transversal professional competences within the validation of prior learning. Design/Methodology/Approach: Design science, instrument development. Findings: We find that a self-assessment of professional competences should consist of 160 items to cover the breadth and depth of the Occupational Information Network. This amount of items is sufficient to build a bridge between the Occupational Information Network and the European Qualification Framework. Practical implications: When designing procedures for the validation of prior learning, it is of great importance to keep in mind the purpose of the validation procedure, to determine relevant stakeholders and their needs in advance and the required language proficiency of the assessment instrument. Originality/value: This paper applies a design science paradigm to develop an ICT-artifact that should support the validation of prior learning. By reflecting on the design process, we introduce a theoretical bridge between the Occupational Information Network and the European Qualification Framework. Thereby we aim to account for some of the shortcomings of the European Qualification Framework. Keywords: professional competences; instrument development; candidate items; occupational information network; proof of concept; validation of prior learning; assessment, design science; artifact

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Building a bridge between Occupational Information Network and European Qualification Framework: A design science approach to generate and validate items for the assessment of transversal professional competences
Event Theory and application in the Knowledge Economy
Year 2019
Date 03.07-05.07
Country Austria
Location Vienna
URL https://www.take-conference2019.com/
JEL J24

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Knowledge-Based Management
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