Assessment of Learning and Competence

At the Vocational Teacher Education College facilitating learning and assessment is by its nature, a constructive, open and continuous dialog between the trainee teachers and teacher trainers.

Assessment of learning within competence areas is competence-related; assessment takes place in relation to the set aims of different courses. Also, assessment is criteria-related; assessment decisions (pass/failed) are made from the basis of criteria of required competence which is described in the context of each course. Passing a course requires that the criteria of competence is fulfilled. Assessment is based on assignments, observation, discussions and other qualitative data, and thus, it is qualitative.

The aims set for each competence area also form the basis of facilitating the learning process. Tutoring during the learning process, different types of feedback and other assessments are based on both the defined aims of each competence area and learning aims set by trainee teachers themselves. Thereby, the aim of assessment is to be constructive.  Trainee teachers’ self-assessment has an important role at all stages of the studies. A self-assessment task is included in each assignment.