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General competencies – called with various terms – have become of major interest as outcomes for education, and they are emphasised in curriculums of various educational levels. Then, what are these competencies and why are they justified? How should competencies be investigated and taught?
These questions in mind we invite to come and discuss with us in the workshop “Changing paradigms: What do we mean when we speak about competencies?” Mon 6.5.2019 8.30–12.30, at Siltavuorenpenger 5, Minerva building, Minerva plaza (Basement floor)


8.30 Coffee
9.00 Welcome words
9.05 Dr. Natasa Pantic Institute for EducationTeaching and Leadership (ETL), University of Edinburgh: The problem of competence in changing work contexts
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10.05 Prof. emeritus Reijo Miettinen: 21st century skills: OECD reshaping language of education
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11.15 Short contributions:
Prof. Auli Toom, HYPE, University of Helsinki: The complexity of competency and competencies
Doc. Liisa Ilomäki TEdu, University of Helsinki: Teaching undefined competencies
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12.25  Closing words
The workshop is free for anyone. Please register for morning coffee not later than 28.4.2019
Researchers Auli Toom, Liisa Ilomäki, Minna Lakkala and Hanni Muukkonen, in Argumentative online inquiry in building students’ knowledge work competences (ARONI) –project
Centre for University Teaching and Learning: Research and Courses (HYPE) and Technology in Education Research Group (TEdu)