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Competency Model

Lehmann and Nieke have designed a competency model which gives an outline of the competency jungle and is tailor-made for the requirements of the school.

competency model: scheme

Negotiating skills at the centre

Lehmann and Nieke see decision-making and responsibility as the ultimate goal of teaching:

 

Explanation of the types of competencies

Professional competency:

Besides domain knowledge, it also includes associative thinking and the ability to apply knowledge according to the goals.

Methodological competency:

This includes abilities to gather knowledge, work rationally and solve problems methodically as per the situation and structure results accordingly.

Self-competency:

This includes willingness to perform, recognising one's own strengths and weaknesses, confidence and independence.

Soft skills:

Willingness and ability to work with others, be tolerant and empathetic and be able to handle conflicts.

You will find more details in Lehmann/Nieke (see below).
Besides these specialised competencies, technical competencies have also been firmly defined in the national standards of education.
For more information, refer to module 11 >>

Consequences for teaching

Fostering these competencies means a diversion from imparting purely specialised and factual knowledge. It encourages a close cooperation with teachers. Interdisciplinary and specialised teaching has become one of the most important instruments.