University's teachers training towards assessment by competences

Georgeta Ion, Elena Cano

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The competency based assessment is one of the challenges academics have to face in the context. This change of paradigm in the didactic strategies implies new teacher training programs. The present article aim to analyze how the teachers training programs promoted by the universities respond to the academics needs, especially their need to implement a competency based assessment with the students. The methods consist in an implementation of in depth interviews with the heads of teachers training institutions from five Spanish universities. The results pointed out that the teachers training offer related with the assessment strategies based on competencies is still poor. Despite the elevated academics interest in this field, the training methods are still traditional and the topics «classics». The conclusions pointed to the need of more efforts in order to align the teachers training programs to the new Higher Education Area requirements.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)249-270
JournalEducacion XX1
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • Assessment
  • Competences
  • Higher education
  • Teachers
  • Teachers' training


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