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Page: 8203 (abstract only)
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-09-05948-5
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2018.0483

Conference name: 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 12-14 November, 2018
Location: Seville, Spain

COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING WITH COMPETENCY MATRIX: GOAL ORIENTATION AND STUDENT'S COGNITION

S. Schweder, S. Kulakow, J. Weckwerth, T. Wulff

Universität Greifswald (GERMANY)
Research has shown that there are positive associations between students’ goal orientation and learning behaviour. However, less is known about these associations for students in competency-based learning with competency matrix compared to students in teacher-focused learning. The current study was conceptualized with the aim of getting more in-depth information about this kind of competency-based learning vs. teacher-focused learning. The sample consists of 846 (Mage = 14.06; SD = 0.94) [subsample 1: 385 students (Mage = 14.02, SD = 0.87) in competency-based learning with competency matrix, subsample 2: 461 students (Mage = 14.10; SD = 0.99) in teacher-focused learning] middle adolescent students (8th-9th grades) from secondary schools. By using latent mean comparison and multigroup structural equation modelling in Mplus, it could be shown that the association between mastery goal orientation and learning behaviour is stronger in competency-based learning. Furthermore, students in competency-based learning with competency matrix report higher values in mastery goal orientation, effort investment and elaboration.

Transferred to the classroom, this means that in competency-based learning with competency matrix, the positive link between mastery goal orientation and students’ learning behaviour is more strongly supported compared to students in teacher-directed learning classes. The use of competency-based learning with competency matrix looked at in this study therefore makes sense especially with heterogeneous learning groups because even students with an approach-performance goal orientation are assisted in developing adaptive learning behaviour. Accordingly, it is recommended that students from competency-based learning with competency matrix are situated within a structure that makes it easier for them to access previous knowledge, self-regulate their learning actions, independently determine when their learning progress will be evaluated, but also to make social comparisons. If students’ learning is promoted by a competency-based learning with competency matrix environment that encourages learning goals, then in the long-term mastery goal orientation could be increased.
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author = {Schweder, S. and Kulakow, S. and Weckwerth, J. and Wulff, T.},
title = {COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING WITH COMPETENCY MATRIX: GOAL ORIENTATION AND STUDENT'S COGNITION},
series = {11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-09-05948-5},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2018.0483},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2018.0483},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {12-14 November, 2018},
year = {2018},
pages = {8203}}
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AU - S. Schweder AU - S. Kulakow AU - J. Weckwerth AU - T. Wulff
TI - COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING WITH COMPETENCY MATRIX: GOAL ORIENTATION AND STUDENT'S COGNITION
SN - 978-84-09-05948-5/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2018.0483
PY - 2018
Y1 - 12-14 November, 2018
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 11th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2018 Proceedings
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S. Schweder, S. Kulakow, J. Weckwerth, T. Wulff (2018) COMPETENCY-BASED LEARNING WITH COMPETENCY MATRIX: GOAL ORIENTATION AND STUDENT'S COGNITION, ICERI2018 Proceedings, p. 8203.
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