Self-regulation and competence in work-based learning

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    This chapter discusses the connection between self-regulation and competence in both formal and informal contexts of vocational and professional education. The goal is to show that self-regulation has a theoretical linkage to a multifaceted and holistic approach to competence and that self-regulatory abilities play a role in the development of vocational competence. Different theoretical approaches to self-regulation and competence and the link between the two concepts are discussed. We argue that self-regulation plays an important role in the development of competence, as it is needed to acquire competencies, unified sets of knowledge, skills and views. Self-regulation acts as an indirect factor between competencies and direct formal, non-formal and informal learning processes (e.g. vocational studies, leisure time activities and work) aimed to develop them. In this chapter, we present results of empirical studies on self-regulation and competence to support this argumentation. Several studies with vocational skills competition competitors show that strong self-regulatory abilities are related to successful competition performances. Also results from a study with Finnish in-service air traffic controllers indicate a link between vocational excellence and self-regulative action. Our conclusion is that self-regulatory skills should be taught in addition to the vocation-specific skills in competence-based vocational and professional education.
    AlkuperäiskieliEnglanti
    OtsikkoCompetence-based Vocational and Professional Education. Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education
    ToimittajatMartin Mulder
    KustantajaSpringer US
    Sivut775-793
    ISBN (painettu)978-3-319-41711-0
    DOI - pysyväislinkit
    TilaJulkaistu - 2016
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA3 Kirjan tai muun kokoomateoksen osa

    Julkaisusarja

    NimiTechnical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects
    Vuosikerta23
    ISSN (painettu)1871-3041

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