n South African Journal of Higher Education - Issues in competence and pre-service teacher education. Part 1 : can outcomes-based programmes produce competent teachers?
|Article Title||Issues in competence and pre-service teacher education. Part 1 : can outcomes-based programmes produce competent teachers?|
|© Publisher:||Higher Education South Africa (HESA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Higher Education|
|Author||W.J. Fraser, R. Killen and M.M. Nieman|
|Publication Date||Jan 2005|
|Pages||229 - 245|
The Department of Education's <I>Norms and standards for educators</I> (Department of Education 2000) require that higher education institutions design and implement outcomes-based teacher education programmes to enable novice teachers to demonstrate their competence across a range of teacher roles. In this article the question of whether outcomes-based programmes can produce competent teachers is explored. This is done firstly by taking a closer look at competence and competence-based education, the role of standards and the four types of competences as defined in the <I>Norms and standards for educators.</I> Thereafter we discuss outcomes and outcomes-based education. The article also points out the necessity of distinguishing between competences for beginning and pre-service teachers on the one hand and experienced teachers on the other.
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