Sample records for ocap listing competency

  1. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile. Index.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This index contains the unit titles from all 60 Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) lists. It is intended to facilitate the combination of units from different OCAPs in order to develop curricula that meet specific program needs (e.g., learner differences, labor market demands, and technological developments). OCAP titles are as follows:…

  2. Environmental Management. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) contains a competency list verified by expert workers and developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This OCAP identifies the occupational, academic, and employability skills (competencies)…

  3. Agriculture Products Processing. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) contains a competency list verified by expert workers and developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This OCAP identifies the occupational, academic, and employability skills (competencies)…

  4. Dental Assistant. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) contains a competency list verified by expert workers and developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This OCAP identifies the occupational, academic, and employability skills (competencies)…

  5. Marketing Management. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) contains a competency list verified by expert workers and developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This OCAP identifies the occupational, academic, and employability skills (competencies)…

  6. Medical Assistant. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) contains a competency list verified by expert workers and developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This OCAP identifies the occupational, academic, and employability skills (competencies)…

  7. Masonry. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) for masonry occupations contains a competency list verified by expert workers and developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This OCAP identifies the occupational, academic, and employability…

  8. Building and Property Maintenance. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) contains a competency list verified by expert workers and developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This OCAP identifies the occupational, academic, and employability skills (competencies)…

  9. General Marketing. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This General Marketing Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) is one of a series of competency lists, verified by expert workers, that have evolved from a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) job analysis process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from throughout Ohio. This OCAP identifies the…

  10. Welding. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), which is one of a series of OCAPs developed to identify the skills that Ohio employers deem necessary to entering a given occupation/occupational area, lists the occupational, academic, and employability skills required of individuals entering the occupation of welder. The introduction explains…

  11. Precision Machining Technologies. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), which is one of a series of OCAPs developed to identify the skills that Ohio employers deem necessary to entering a given occupation/occupational area, lists the occupational, academic, and employability skills required of individuals entering the occupation of precision machinist. The…

  12. Welding. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a comprehensive and verified employer competency list for a welding program. It contains units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability skills needed…

  13. Machine Trades. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for machine trades. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

  14. Swine Producer. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a comprehensive and verified employer competency list for a swine producer program. It contains units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability skills…

  15. Diesel Mechanics. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for diesel mechanics. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and employability…

  16. Entertainment Marketing. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for entertainment marketing. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational, academic, and…

  17. Typist: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the typist, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in developing the…

  18. Receptionist: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of a series of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the receptionist, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in…

  19. Commercial Truck/Equipment Technician. Occupational Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Occupational Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP) for commercial truck and equipment technician is an employer-verified competency list that evolved from a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) job analysis process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives throughout Ohio. The task list of the National…

  20. Fertilizer/Chemical Sales and Service Worker. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This Ohio Competency Analysis Profile (OCAP), derived from a modified Developing a Curriculum (DACUM) process, is a current comprehensive and verified employer competency program list for fertilizer/chemical sales and service workers. Each unit (with or without subunits) contains competencies and competency builders that identify the occupational,…

  1. Secretary/Shorthand: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of a series of 12 booklets in the secretarial/clerical area for the vocational instructor, the secretary/shorthand task list competency record contains a job description, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and…

  2. Medical Secretary: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of a series of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the medical secretary, a task list under 17 areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators…

  3. Educational Office Personnel: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for vocational instructor contains a job description for educational office personnel, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in…

  4. Data Entry Operator: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the data entry operator, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in…

  5. Office Services Aid: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the office services aid, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in…

  6. Legal Secretary: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of a series of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the legal secretary, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in…

  7. Correspondence Supervisor: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of a series of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the correspondence supervisor (also known as a senior correspondence secretary/specialist, word processing supervisor, or word processing center specialist), a task list under 20 areas of competency, an occupational…

  8. Fundamentals of Marketing. Missouri Marketing Education Curriculum. Competency Listing. Revised.

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    Smith, Clifton L.

    This guide lists the core curriculum competencies expected to be developed by students in secondary Fundamentals of Marketing courses in Missouri. It was developed through revision of the prior core curriculum by a project team with input from all the marketing instructors in the state. Competencies listed in the revised fundamentals of marketing…

  9. Secretary/Non-Shorthand: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the secretary (non-shorthand), a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in…

  10. General Office/Typist: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains a job description for the general office typist, a task list of areas of competency, an occupational tasks competency record (suggested as replacement for the traditional report card), a list of industry representatives and educators involved in…

  11. Task Listing for Respiratory Therapy Assistant. Competency-Based Education.

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    Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum Center.

    This instructional task listing is designed to be used in combination with the "Health Occupations Education Service Area Resource" in order to implement competency-based education in the respiratory therapy assistant program in Virginia. The task listing contains three major sections: (1) duty areas; (2) a program description; and (3) a content…

  12. Competency Profile Development for the (Supervisory) Management Curriculum. Marketing Education Teacher's Resource Guide. Competency Listing, Expected Student Learning Outcomes and Cross-Referenced Instructional Materials by Competencies.

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    Smith, Clifton L.

    This resource guide for the marketing education teacher provides a competency listing, expected student learning outcomes, and cross-referenced instructional materials by competencies for supervisory management. The first section discusses 1991 revisions to the Missouri marketing education core curriculum for supervisory management. The processes…

  13. Task Listing for Piano Technology for the Visually Impaired. Competency-Based Education.

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    Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational and Adult Education.

    This task listing was developed for use in Piano Technology, a course offered to visually impaired students at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind. The listing is intended to be used with the "Trade and Industrial Education Service Area Resource Guide" in the implementation of competency-based education for this population. The major…

  14. Automotive Mechanic: Task List and Competency Record. Developed for Vocational-Technical Curriculum Articulation in Minnesota.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

    Intended for the vocational instructor, the booklet presents a task list and competency record for the occupational program of automotive mechanic. The list was developed by a working committee of auto mechanics instructors and industry representatives throughout the state of Minnesota for use in program articulation between secondary and…

  15. Lubrication Specialist: Task List and Competency Record. Developed for Vocational-Technical Curriculum Articulation in Minnesota.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

    Intended for the vocational instructor, the booklet presents a task list and competency record for the occupational program of lubrication specialist. The list was developed by a working committee of auto mechanics instructors and industry representatives throughout the state of Minnesota for use in program articulation between secondary and…

  16. Exploratory Program for Auto Mechanics: Task List and Competency Record. Developed for Vocational-Technical Curriculum Articulation in Minnesota.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

    Intended for the vocational instructor, the booklet presents a task list and competency record for an exploratory program in auto mechanics. The list was developed by a working committee of auto mechanics instructors and industry representatives throughout the state of Minnesota for use in program articulation between secondary and postsecondary…

  17. Service Center Mechanic: Task List and Competency Record. Developed for Vocational-Technical Curriculum Articulation in Minnesota.

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    Minnesota State Dept. of Education, St. Paul. Div. of Vocational and Technical Education.

    Intended for the vocational instructor, the booklet presents a task list and competency record for the occupational program of service center mechanic. The list was developed by a working committee of auto mechanics instructors and industry representatives throughout the state of Minnesota for use in program articulation between secondary and…

  18. Concentration Competency-Based List of Activities, page 1 To begin each semester, students will work with their field instructors to develop a list of

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    Ward, Karen

    for examples of activities and levels of expected performance. The Competency-Based List of Activities may2.1.1: Identify as a professional social worker and conduct oneself accordingly 1) advocate for client access to the services of social work; 2) practice personal reflection and self

  19. National Health Service waiting lists. A discussion of competing explanations and a policy proposal.

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    Cullis, J G; Jones, P R

    1985-06-01

    A discussion of the main arguments advanced to explain waiting lists in Britain's National Health Service (NHS) is presented in a framework which focuses upon 'demand' and 'supplier induced demand' considerations. The difficulties associated with determining an optimum waiting list are explicitly emphasised. Hence it is in the context of an alleged requirement to reduce numbers waiting that the proposal to offer a price subsidy for private medical care is appraised. Such a policy is compared with that of direct expansion of expenditure on the NHS. Attention is drawn to the second round effects of 'supplier induced demand' which may be associated with these policies. PMID:10275163

  20. Report on the Development of the List of Competencies for the National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education

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    Cossette, Mel

    The National Resource Center for Materials Science Education, MatEd, has identified and validated materials-related core competencies on a national level that target both general and materials technicians. The process is described for developing a prioritized list of competencies in the materials area for materials technicians and general technicians along with the results of that process. Topics covered were a) general technical, employability, and professionalism skills, b) mathematics, chemical science, and physical science skills, c) fundamentals of materials technology and materials testing, d) several classes of materials and their processing, e) manufacturing processes, tooling, manufacturing operations, quality management, and f) the effects of defects and manufacturing variations on the behavior and mechanical properties of materials. The results are being used to develop a materials resource center for educational materials to assist educators in associate degree engineering technology programs and in lower division engineering programs. Note: Please scroll to the bottom of the web page to access the full Adobe PDF report.

  1. Cosmetology. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This comprehensive and verified employer competency list was developed from a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This competency list contains 17 units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational,…

  2. Competency-Based Horticulture: Floriculture.

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    College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

    This competency-based horticulture curriculum guide is designed to provide secondary and postsecondary horticulture teachers with a task-oriented program in floriculture. It contains a master resource list, a listing of floriculture resources available from various states, and 89 competency task sheets organized into nine competency areas. These…

  3. Hexanuclear, heterometallic, Ni?Ln? complexes possessing O-capped homo- and heterometallic structural subunits: SMM behavior of the dysprosium analogue.

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    Goura, Joydeb; Guillaume, Rogez; Rivière, Eric; Chandrasekhar, Vadapalli

    2014-08-01

    The reaction of hetero donor chelating mannich base ligand 6,6'-{(2-(dimethylamino)ethylazanediyl)bis(methylene)}bis(2-methoxy-4-methylphenol) with Ni(ClO4)2·6H2O and lanthanide(III) salts [Dy(III) (1); Tb(III) (2); Gd (III) (3); Ho(III) (4); and Er(III) (5)] in the presence of triethylamine and pivalic acid afforded a series of heterometallic hexanuclear Ni(II)-Ln(III) coordination compounds, [Ni3Ln3(?3-O)(?3-OH)3(L)3(?-OOCCMe3)3]·(ClO4)·wCH3CN·xCH2Cl2·yCH3OH·zH2O [for 1, w = 8, x = 3, y = 0, z = 5.5; for 2, w = 0, x = 5, y = 0, z = 6.5; for 3, w = 15, x = 18, y = 3, z = 7.5; for 4, w = 15, x = 20, y = 6, z = 9.5; and for 5, w = 0, x = 3, y = 2, z = 3]. The molecular structure of these complexes reveals the presence of a monocationic hexanuclear derivative containing one perchlorate counteranion. The asymmetric unit of each of the hexanuclear derivatives comprises the dinuclear motif [NiLn(L)(?3-O)(?3-OH)(?-Piv)]. The cation contains three interlinked O-capped clusters: one Ln(III)3O and three Ni(II)Ln(III)2O. Each of the lanthanide centers is eight- coordinated (distorted trigonal-dodecahedron), while the nickel centers are hexacoordinate (distorted octahedral). The study of the magnetic properties of all compounds are reported and suggests single molecule magnet behavior for the Dy(III) derivative (1). PMID:25050753

  4. Electrocatalysis of water oxidation by H2O-capped iridium-oxide nanoparticles electrodeposited on spectroscopic graphite.

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    Mirbagheri, Naghmehalsadat; Chevallier, Jacques; Kibsgaard, Jakob; Besenbacher, Flemming; Ferapontova, Elena E

    2014-09-15

    Electrocatalysis of water oxidation by 1.54 nm IrOx nanoparticles (NPs) immobilized on spectroscopic graphite electrodes was demonstrated to proceed with a higher efficiency than on all other, hitherto reported, electrode supports. IrOx NPs were electrodeposited on the graphite surface, and their electrocatalytic activity for water oxidation was correlated with the surface concentrations of different redox states of IrOx as a function of the deposition time and potential. Under optimal conditions, the overpotential of the reaction was reduced to 0.21 V and the electrocatalytic current density was 43 mA cm(-2) at 1 V versus Ag/AgCl (3 M KCl) and pH 7. These results beneficially compete with previously reported electrocatalytic oxidations of water by IrOx NPs electrodeposited onto glassy carbon and indium tin oxide electrodes and provide the basis for the further development of efficient IrOx NP-based electrocatalysts immobilized on high-surface-area carbon electrode materials. PMID:25044749

  5. Competency Index. [Health Technology Cluster.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This competency index lists the competencies included in the 62 units of the Tech Prep Competency Profiles within the Health Technologies Cluster. The unit topics are as follows: employability skills; professionalism; teamwork; computer literacy; documentation; infection control and risk management; medical terminology; anatomy, physiology, and…

  6. Masonry. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for masonry occupations. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that…

  7. Beef and Sheep Producer. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This comprehensive and verified employer competency list was developed from a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives from Ohio. This competency list contains 11 units (with or without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that identify the occupational,…

  8. Plastics Technical Competency Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This document, which is intended to assist individuals responsible for developing tech prep programs, lists the occupational, academic, and employability competencies that representatives from education, business/industry, and labor throughout Ohio have identified as being necessary for employment in technician-level positions involving the…

  9. Ohio Biotechnology Competency Profile.

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    Miller, Lavonna; Bowermeister, Bob; Boudreau, Joyce

    This document, which lists the biotechnology competencies identified by representatives from biotechnology businesses and industries as well as secondary and post-secondary educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from secondary through…

  10. Horticulture. Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Wooster. Agricultural Technical Inst.

    This tech prep competency profile (TCP), which was developed by a consortium of Ohio educators and business/industry representatives, lists the competencies that have been identified as necessary for employment in the following occupations: nursery technician; golf course superintendent; landscape designer/manager; lawn care specialist; tree care…

  11. Competencies Identification for Robotics Training.

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    Tang, Le D.

    A study focused on the task of identifying competencies for robotics training. The level of robotics training was limited to that of robot technicians. Study objectives were to obtain a list of occupational competencies; to rank their order of importance; and to compare opinions from robot manufacturers, robot users, and robotics educators…

  12. Competencies for Performance-Based Teacher Training.

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    Okey, James R.; Brown, Jerry L.

    In this paper, a scheme for organizing teaching skills or competencies is described. The competencies listed were identified by using a combination of four methods: polling; poaching from prepared lists; observing; and, mainly, analyzing the teaching act. The paper states that the analysis was strongly influenced by Freider's work in which six…

  13. Price's List of Lists

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    Price, Gary.

    Gary Price (formerly of the Gelman Library at George Washington University) has compiled a list of lists, that includes, at this time, pointers to lists in the areas of business, education, living, and politics. It includes several Forbes lists, and selected Advertising Age lists, as well as lists from other well known publications. It is highlighted, however, by the presence of regional business lists, including Chicago, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Dallas-Fort Worth, and Washington DC, among others.

  14. Practical Nursing. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for practical nursing. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that…

  15. Meat Processor. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for meat processing occupations. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency builders…

  16. General Marketing. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile. Revised.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for general marketing occupations. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency

  17. Dental Assistant. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for dental assistants. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency builders that…

  18. Forest Industry Worker. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for forest industry occupations. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency builders…

  19. Adjudicative Competence

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    Dawes, Sharron E.; Palmer, Barton W.; Jeste, Dilip V.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose of review Although the basic standards of adjudicative competence were specified by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1960, there remain a number of complex conceptual and practical issues in interpreting and applying these standards. In this report we provide a brief overview regarding the general concept of adjudicative competence and its assessment, as well as some highlights of recent empirical studies on this topic. Findings Most adjudicative competence assessments are conducted by psychiatrists or psychologists. There are no universal certification requirements, but some states are moving toward required certification of forensic expertise for those conducting such assessments. Recent data indicate inconsistencies in application of the existing standards even among forensic experts, but the recent publication of consensus guidelines may foster improvements in this arena. There are also ongoing efforts to develop and validate structured instruments to aid competency evaluations. Telemedicine-based competency interviews may facilitate evaluation by those with specific expertise for evaluation of complex cases. There is also interest in empirical development of educational methods to enhance adjudicative competence. Summary Adjudicative competence may be difficult to measure accurately, but the assessments and tools available are advancing. More research is needed on methods of enhancing decisional capacity among those with impaired competence. PMID:18650693

  20. Electronics. FasTrak Specialization Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC). Revised.

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    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.

    This document contains an introduction to the Ohio Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC) and Specialization ITAC; and overview of the electronics field; an list acknowledging the professionals who helped develop the competency list; and the comprehensive listing of the professional or occupational competencies deemed essential for…

  1. Dental Assistant. FasTrak Specialization Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC). Revised.

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    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.

    This document contains an introduction to the Ohio Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC) and Specialization ITAC; an overview of the dental assistant occupation; a list acknowledging professionals who helped develop the competency list; and the comprehensive list of the professional or occupational competencies deemed essential for…

  2. Drafting. FasTrak Specialization Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC). Revised.

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    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.

    This document contains an introduction to the Ohio Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC) and Specialization ITAC; an overview of the drafting industry; a list acknowledging professionals who helped develop the competency list; and the comprehensive list of the professional or occupational competencies deemed essential for graduates…

  3. Practical Nursing. FasTrak Specialization Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC). Revised.

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    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.

    This document contains an introduction to the Ohio Integrated Technical and Academic Competency (ITAC) and Specialization ITAC; an overview of the field of practical nursing; a list acknowledging professionals who helped develop the competency list; and the comprehensive list of the professional or occupational competencies deemed essential for…

  4. Ohio Engineering Technologies Competency Profile.

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    Miller, Lavonna; Draeger, Meg; Bowermeister, Bob; Wancho, Richard

    This document, which lists engineering technologies competencies as identified by representatives from business and industry as well as secondary and post-secondary educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from secondary through post-secondary…

  5. University of Surrey Competency Interviewing

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    Doran, Simon J.

    are addressing. #12;The top three core competencies listed in the person specification in the job purpose. Before the interview You will be sent the completed application forms, job purpose (with any accompanying opinion or assumption; All Final Assessment sheets should be given to the HR representative at the end

  6. Michigan Life Role Competencies. Special Education Edition.

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    Michigan State Board of Education, Lansing.

    This competency listing presents the 42 employability and occupational, personal and family management, civic and social responsibility, and aesthetic and humanistic appreciation skills that are needed by secondary special education students, as they were determined during the Michigan Life Role Competencies (MLRC) Project. (The MRLC Project was…

  7. Power Equipment Technology. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for power equipment technology occupations. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and…

  8. Theme: Coping with Competencies.

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    Brown, Daniel; And Others

    1989-01-01

    Consists of five articles on the topic of competencies in vocational agriculture. Topics covered include (1) competency-based instruction, (2) competencies for agricultural recordkeeping, (3) competencies in hydroponics, and (4) competencies in agribusiness. (CH)

  9. Computer Competencies for UW-Stout Students. TQM Team Report.

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    Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie.

    This study used a total quality management (TQM) approach to evaluate the perceived computer competency needs of students at the University of Wisconsin-Stout by surveying students (who were asked which of a list of competencies they had), administrators, alumni, and employers (who were asked which competencies they used or expected in employees).…

  10. The Distance Learner Competencies: A Three-Phased Empirical Approach

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    Hong, Seongyoun; Jung, Insung

    2011-01-01

    This study identifies a set of competencies displayed in the successful distance learner. It employed a three-phased approach. Phase I, conducted to develop an initial list of competencies, comprised Behavioral Event Interviews with nine successful distance learners. In Phase II, these competencies were reviewed, elaborated and categorized by…

  11. Travel and Tourism Marketing. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for travel and tourism occupations. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and competency

  12. COMPETENCIES DICTIONARY Contents Page

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    Bieber, Michael

    ....................................................................................2-3 Customer Focus/Service OrientationCOMPETENCIES DICTIONARY Contents Page Core Competencies Results Orientation/Project Management and Development .....................................................................11-12 Leadership Competencies

  13. Informatics competencies for nursing and healthcare leaders.

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    Westra, Bonnie L; Delaney, Connie W; Delaney, Connie

    2008-01-01

    Historically, educational preparation did not address informatics competencies; thus managers, administrators, or executives may not be prepared to use or lead change in the use of health information technologies. A number of resources for informatics competencies exist, however, a comprehensive list addressing the unique knowledge and skills required in the role of a manager or administrator was not found. The purpose of this study was to develop informatics competencies for nursing leaders. A synthesis of the literature and a Delphi approach using three rounds of surveys with an expert panel resulted in identification of informatics competencies for nursing leaders that address computer skills, informatics knowledge, and informatics skills. PMID:18998803

  14. Religious competence as cultural competence

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    2012-01-01

    Definitions of cultural competence often refer to the need to be aware and attentive to the religious and spiritual needs and orientations of patients. However, the institution of psychiatry maintains an ambivalent attitude to the incorporation of religion and spirituality into psychiatric practice. This is despite the fact that many patients, especially those from underserved and underprivileged minority backgrounds, are devotedly religious and find much solace and support in their religiosity. I use the case of mental health of African Americans as an extended example to support the argument that psychiatric services must become more closely attuned to religious matters. I suggest ways in which this can be achieved. Attention to religion can aid in the development of culturally competent and accessible services, which in turn, may increase engagement and service satisfaction among religious populations. PMID:22421686

  15. Competent psychopharmacology.

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    Gardner, David M

    2014-08-01

    There is little doubt that undergraduate and post-graduate training of physicians, pharmacists, and nurses is insufficient to prepare them to use psychotropics safely and effectively, especially in the context of their expanded off-label uses. Therefore, the development of competencies in psychotropic prescribing needs to be approached as a long-term, practice-based learning commitment. Proposed are the abilities and knowledge components necessary for safe and effective use of psychotropics. Typical challenges in prescribing for chronic and recurrent illnesses include highly variable responses and tolerability, drug interactions, and adverse effects that can be serious, irreversible, and even fatal. Prescribing psychotropics is further complicated by negative public and professional reports and growing patient concerns about the quality of care, and questions about the efficacy, safety, and addictive risks of psychotropics. Increased efforts are needed to enhance clinical training and knowledge in psychopharmacology among trainees and practising clinicians, with more comprehensive and sustained attention to the assessment of individual patients, and greater reliance on patient education and collaboration. Improved competence in psychotropic prescribing should lead to more informed, thoughtful, and better-targeted applications as one component of more comprehensive clinical care. PMID:25161064

  16. Competent Psychopharmacology

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    Gardner, David M

    2014-01-01

    There is little doubt that undergraduate and post-graduate training of physicians, pharmacists, and nurses is insufficient to prepare them to use psychotropics safely and effectively, especially in the context of their expanded off-label uses. Therefore, the development of competencies in psychotropic prescribing needs to be approached as a long-term, practice-based learning commitment. Proposed are the abilities and knowledge components necessary for safe and effective use of psychotropics. Typical challenges in prescribing for chronic and recurrent illnesses include highly variable responses and tolerability, drug interactions, and adverse effects that can be serious, irreversible, and even fatal. Prescribing psychotropics is further complicated by negative public and professional reports and growing patient concerns about the quality of care, and questions about the efficacy, safety, and addictive risks of psychotropics. Increased efforts are needed to enhance clinical training and knowledge in psychopharmacology among trainees and practising clinicians, with more comprehensive and sustained attention to the assessment of individual patients, and greater reliance on patient education and collaboration. Improved competence in psychotropic prescribing should lead to more informed, thoughtful, and better-targeted applications as one component of more comprehensive clinical care. PMID:25161064

  17. Deriving Competencies for Mentors of Clinical and Translational Scholars

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    Abedin, Zainab; Biskup, Ewelina; Silet, Karin; Garbutt, Jane M.; Kroenke, Kurt; Feldman, Mitchell D.; McGee, Richard; Fleming, Michael; Pincus, Harold Alan

    2012-01-01

    Although the importance of research mentorship has been well established, the role of mentors of junior clinical and translational science investigators is not clearly defined. The authors attempt to derive a list of actionable competencies for mentors from a series of complementary methods. We examined focus groups, the literature, competencies derived for clinical and translational scholars, mentor training curricula, mentor evaluation forms and finally conducted an expert panel process in order to compose this list. These efforts resulted in a set of competencies that include generic competencies expected of all mentors, competencies specific to scientists, and competencies that are clinical and translational research specific. They are divided into six thematic areas: (1) Communication and managing the relationship, (2) Psychosocial support, (3) Career and professional development, (4) Professional enculturation and scientific integrity, (5) Research development, and (6) Clinical and translational investigator development. For each thematic area, we have listed associated competencies, 19 in total. For each competency, we list examples that are actionable and measurable. Although a comprehensive approach was used to derive this list of competencies, further work will be required to parse out how to apply and adapt them, as well future research directions and evaluation processes. PMID:22686206

  18. Natural Resources. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile. Forest Industry Worker. Resource Conservation.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This competency analysis profile lists 155 competencies that have been identified by employers as core competencies for inclusion in programs to train forest industry and resource conservation workers. The core competencies are organized into 10 units dealing the following: general safety precautions, natural resource industry operations, soil…

  19. Electricity Series. Duty Task List.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This task list is intended for use in planning and/or evaluating a competency-based course in electricity. The guide outlines the tasks entailed in 10 different duties typically required of employees in the following occupations: residential electrician apprentice, material handler/supply clerk, maintenance electrician apprentice,…

  20. List-Moderators Mailing List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    List-Moderators is an open, unmoderated discussion list for the benefit of list-moderators. It is a gathering place for list-moderators to share their experiences and wisdom, and for newly appointed list-moderators to learn the trade. Appropriate topic discussions would include techniques and tools to assist moderation, how to deal with troublesome posters, encouraging a particular list culture without appearing too authoritarian, how to spot posters attempting to use and abuse the system, text-layout styles for newsletters, etc.

  1. Challenge Course Facilitator Competence: A Consensus.

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    Priest, Simon

    1995-01-01

    A survey of trainers of challenge course facilitators resulted in a list of general competencies to be included in facilitator training. Includes technical skills involving challenge or ropes courses, group initiatives and low ropes, safety and environmental issues, and program administration. Facilitation skills involve recreational, educational,…

  2. Masonry: Task Analyses. Competency-Based Education.

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    Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum Center.

    These task analyses are designed to be used in combination with the "Trade and Industrial Education Service Area Resource" in order to implement competency-based education in the masonry program in Virginia. The task analysis document contains the task inventory, suggested task sequence lists, and content outlines for the secondary courses Masonry…

  3. Electronics Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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    Lakeland Tech Prep Consortium, Kirtland, OH.

    This tech prep competency profile covers the occupation of electronics technician. Section 1 provides the occupation definition. Section 2 lists development committee members. Section 3 provides the leveling codes--abbreviations for grade level, (by the end of grade 12, by the end of associate degree), academic codes (communications, math, or…

  4. Industry-Oriented Competency Requirements for Mechatronics Technology in Taiwan

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    Shyr, Wen-Jye

    2012-01-01

    This study employed a three-phase empirical method to identify competency indicators for mechatronics technology according to industry-oriented criteria. In Phase I, a list of required competencies was compiled using Behavioral Event Interviews (BEI) with three engineers specializing in the field of mechatronics technology. In Phase II, the Delphi…

  5. Competency-Based Models of Learning for Engineers: A Comparison

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    Lunev, Alexander; Petrova, Irina; Zaripova, Viktoria

    2013-01-01

    One of the goals of higher professional education is to develop generic student competencies across a variety of disciplines that play a crucial role in education and that provide wider opportunities for graduates in finding good jobs and more chance of promotion. In this article a list of generic competencies developed in Russian universities is…

  6. Building and Property Maintenance. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for building and property maintenance occupations. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and…

  7. Hospitality and Facility Care Services. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for hospitality and facility care occupations. The list contains units (with and without subunits), competencies, and…

  8. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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    Lakeland Tech Prep Consortium, Kirtland, OH.

    This tech prep competency profile for computer-integrated manufacturing technology begins with definitions for four occupations: manufacturing technician, quality technician, mechanical engineering technician, and computer-assisted design/drafting (CADD) technician. A chart lists competencies by unit and indicates whether entire or partial unit is…

  9. Public Safety Core. Integrated Academic and Technical Competencies (ITAC).

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    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Career-Technical and Adult Education.

    This document, which lists the public safety core competencies that are part of the Integrated Academic and Technical Competencies (ITAC) in Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations develop a course to provide students with knowledge and skills applicable to public safety careers, including but not limited to firefighter,…

  10. Competencies Required by Special Librarians: An Analysis by Educational Levels

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    Peyvand Robati, Alireza; Singh, Diljit

    2013-01-01

    This paper presents the results of a study conducted with the aim of identifying competencies needed by special librarians in Iran at three different levels of library and information science education. A list of competencies was initially identified from the literature and 21 semi-structured interviews with managers of special libraries in Iran.…

  11. Business Communication Students' Appraisal of Selected Communication Competencies

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    English, Donald E.; Manton, Edgar J.; Walker, Janet I.

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine business communication students' perception of selected business communication competencies. Students enrolled in business communication classes at Texas A&M University-Commerce from the summer of 2006 until the spring 2007 were survey. Students were asked to evaluate each of the listed 44 competencies.…

  12. Identifying and Validating Essential Job Entry Level Competencies for Vocational Agriculture in Wyoming. Final Report.

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    Reynolds, Carl L.; Durkee, James R.

    This document reports on a project designed to identify and validate the essential competencies needed by agriculture students in order to enter and advance successfully in agricultural occupations in Wyoming. Competency lists and validation studies were collected from other states. A group of vocational agriculture teachers developed a list of…

  13. EPA guidance on cultural competence training.

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    Schouler-Ocak, Meryam; Graef-Calliess, Iris T; Tarricone, Ilaria; Qureshi, Adil; Kastrup, Marianne C; Bhugra, Dinesh

    2015-03-01

    The stress of migration as well as social factors and changes related to the receiving society may lead to the manifestation of psychiatric disorders in vulnerable individuals after migration. The diversity of cultures, ethnicities, races and reasons for migration poses a challenge for those seeking to understand how illness is experienced by immigrants whose backgrounds differ significantly from their clinicians. Cultural competence represents good clinical practice and can be defined as such that a clinician regards each patient in the context of the patient's own culture as well as from the perspective of the clinician's cultural values and prejudices. The EPA Guidance on cultural competence training outlines some of the key issues related to cultural competence and how to deal with these. It points out that cultural competence represents a comprehensive response to the mental health care needs of immigrant patients and requires knowledge, skills and attitudes which can improve the effectiveness of psychiatric treatment. To reach these aims, both individual and organizational competence are needed, as well as teaching competence in terms of educational leadership. The WPA Guidance on Mental Health and Mental Health Care for Migrants and the EPA Guidance on Mental Health Care for Migrants list a series of recommendations for policy makers, service providers and clinicians; these are aimed at improving mental health care for immigrants. The authors of this paper would like to underline these recommendations and, focusing on cultural competency and training, believe that they will be of positive value. PMID:25725596

  14. Geospatial Technology Competency Model

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    The Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) is depicted as a pyramid with nine tiers. This depiction illustrates how occupational and industry competencies build on a foundation of personal effectiveness, academic, and workplace competencies. Each tier consists of one or more blocks representing the skills, knowledge, and abilities essential for successful performance in the industry or occupation represented by the model. At the base of the model, competencies apply to a large number of occupations and industries. As a user moves up the model, the competencies become industry- and occupation-specific. This document specifies competencies required for worker success in the geospatial industry, from the most general Personal Effectiveness Competencies (Tier 1) to the sector-specific competencies presented in Tier 5. Additional occupation-specific competencies and requirements (Tiers 6-8), as well as management competencies (Tier 9) are beyond the scope of this document. Expected uses of the GTCM include career guidance, curriculum development and assessment, recruitment and hiring, continuing professional development, criteria for voluntary certification, and outreach efforts intended to communicate characteristics of the geospatial field to the public. GTCM users should bear in mind that the pyramid framework is not intended to suggest a sequence of competency attainment or that certain competencies are of greater value or higher skill than others. The body of the GTCM is a table that contains definitions and associated key behaviors for each competency block depicted in the pyramid.

  15. Using Delphi Panels to Assess Soft Skill Competencies in Entry Level Managers

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    Melvin R. Weber; Alleah Crawford; Rivera David Jr; Dori A. Finley

    2011-01-01

    The identification of competencies needed by hospitality managers has been investigated since the 1980’s. In all of the competency research relating to hospitality management, essential competencies include skills that can be classified as soft skills, yet a comprehensive list of these soft skills has not been identified. The purpose of this project is to have industry professionals in human resources

  16. Assessing competence in nursing.

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    Murrells, Trevor; Robinson, Sarah; Griffiths, Peter

    2009-07-01

    New pre- and post-registration nursing competencies are being developed, yet there is much debate about how to define and assess competence. This article outlines some of the features of the current debate. PMID:19639905

  17. Competencies: A New Sector.

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    Brophy, Monica; Kiely, Tony

    2002-01-01

    Job analysis of managers in 42 Irish three-star hotels identified the following key management competencies and associated behavioral indicators. The results were used to develop a competency framework for management development. (Contains 29 references.) (SK)

  18. Putting Competencies to Work.

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    Zemke, Ron; Zemke, Susan

    1999-01-01

    Competency modeling is an attempt to describe work and jobs in a broader, more comprehensive way. Some organizations are restructuring their performance-management systems (interviewing, selecting, developing, rewarding, recognizing) around competence models. (SK)

  19. Connectionism, Competence, and Explanation 

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    Clark, Andy

    1990-01-01

    A competance model describes the abstract structure of a solution to some problem, or class of problems, facing the would be intelligent system. Competance modles can be quite detailed, specifying far more than merely the ...

  20. The List

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    Gillespie, Tim

    2007-01-01

    Some days it is difficult to remember why we love being teachers. For those difficult days, high school teacher Tim Gillespie maintains a list of fifteen reasons to keep teaching. He shares his list to remind us of the "greatest pleasures and highest callings" that we can experience as English teachers, believing that we can sustain ourselves and…

  1. Perioperative nursing competency.

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    Stobinski, James X

    2008-09-01

    OR managers face increasing pressure to ensure nursing competency. Subspecialty education programs provide a critical foundation upon which eventual clinical competency will be built, but the relationship between competency and clinical performance is not yet well understood. A variety of perioperative nursing subspecialty programs are described in the literature. These programs were examined in the context of the theoretical connection between education, clinical experience, and nursing competency. PMID:18790102

  2. Competencies: a new sector

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    Monica Brophy; Tony Kiely

    2002-01-01

    Outlines the processes involved in the development of a competency based framework for use by middle managers of three-star Irish hotels within rooms division and the food and beverage department. Secondary research provides an overview of existing generic competency models. Competency models and frameworks have been applied and customised across a broad range of industry sectors. Seeks to address the

  3. Specifying and Refining Competencies.

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    Houston, W. Robert

    In discussing the importance of a competency based approach to teacher education and potential concerns for program integrity, four points are emphasized: (1) In Competency Based Education (CBE), stated competencies define all other program elements; (2) Many programs do not possess internal consistency, integrity, or external validity; (3) CBE…

  4. Competencies, benefits and limitations for Master Gardener Coordinators: a delphi technique involving county extension agents in Texas

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    Lockett, Landry

    2007-09-17

    time commitments. The results of this study will provide Texas Master Gardener Coordinators a list of essential competencies for effectively managing a Master Gardener program. This list will help Extension Master Gardener Coordinators most effectively...

  5. Adaptive Evaluation Based on Competencies

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    Silvia M. Baldiris; Ramón Fabregat Gesa

    The lifelong competence development and transfer of competencies acquisition is a tendency of global world and specifically for e-learning.. Generally, an instructional based-competence process consists in four single sub-processes, the competence definition, competence development, competence assessment process and certification. This paper presents a competence-based adaptive assessment process for judging competence of learners in the context of a virtual learning environment.

  6. Learning Intercultural Communication Competence.

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    Beamer, Linda

    1992-01-01

    Proposes a model for learning and training for intercultural communication competence. Discusses the five levels of the model. Presents five categories of questions to challenge cultural stereotypes. (RS)

  7. Competence, Curriculum, and Control.

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    Jackson, Nancy S.

    1988-01-01

    Draws upon a case study of a community college program review to examine the application of a competency-based approach to the process of curriculum design. Suggests that competency-based curriculum development shifts the basis for decision making from teacher knowledge to an objectified accounting system of employers and curriculum technicians.…

  8. Global Managers' Career Competencies

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    Cappellen, Tineke; Janssens, Maddy

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: This study aims to empirically examine the career competencies of global managers having world-wide coordination responsibility: knowing-why, knowing-how and knowing-whom career competencies. Design/methodology/approach: Based on in-depth interviews with 45 global managers, the paper analyzes career stories from a content analysis…

  9. Quality Circle Competencies.

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    Reeves, Cecil

    The assessment instrument to be used with seven monographs relating to quality circles, this booklet is used to evaluate quality circle competencies for participants attending Quality Circle Training Institutes. The assessment instrument contains nine competency areas for evaluating effectiveness of participants on a scale from 1 (ineffective) to…

  10. Drafting. Competency Based Curriculum.

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    Everly, Al; And Others

    This competency based drafting curriculum is presented in seven specialization sections with units in each section containing a competency statement, performance objective, learning activities, evaluation, and quiz or problem sheets. Some units also contain answer sheets and/or handout sheets. Sections and number of units presented are (1) basic…

  11. Curriculum Competencies, 1984.

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    Delaware Technical and Community Coll., Dover. Terry Campus.

    This manual specifies the skills and abilities possessed by the graduates of programs offered by the Terry Campus of Delaware Technical and Community College. First, introductory material discusses the college's competency-based philosophy and the efforts by faculty and administrators to criterion reference the competencies perceived by faculty to…

  12. Assessing competencies in rheumatology.

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    Dacre, J; Haq, I

    2005-01-01

    Assessment of competencies in rheumatology is difficult, but possible, and is an important part of the evaluation of practising clinicians, helping to prevent poor performance. Competencies are currently assessed by the Royal College of Physicians, the General Medical Council, and the National Clinical Assessment Authority. PMID:15458957

  13. Cultural competence in hospice

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    Ardith Z. Doorenbos; Stephanie Myers Schim

    2004-01-01

    Research shows that ethnic minorities access hospice care significantly less often than Caucasians. In part, this has been attributed to the lack of cultural competence among hospice staff. To assess cultural competence among hospice workers, this article evaluates the results of a descriptive, exploratory survey that was submitted to 125 interdisciplinary hospice employees and completed by 113 of those employees.

  14. Learning Intercultural Communication Competence

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    Linda Beamer

    1992-01-01

    Intercultural communication competence is the ability to encode and decode meanings in matches that correspond to the meanings held in the other communicator's repository. A review of intercultural training literature shows little attention has been given to how to acquire this competence for business purposes. This paper proposes a model for learning and training. The model has five levels: (a)

  15. Competencies and Their Assessment

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    Drisko, James W.

    2014-01-01

    This article explores competencies and methods for their assessment in higher education and in social work's accreditation standards. Many contemporary policy and educational accreditation efforts employ the model of competency assessment. The current emphasis on accountability in higher education, including the Council on Social Work…

  16. Aircraft Mechanics Series. Duty Task List.

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    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This task list is intended for use in planning and/or evaluating a competency-based course in aircraft mechanics. The guide outlines the tasks entailed in 24 different duties typically required of employees in the following occupations: airframe mechanic, power plant mechanic, aircraft mechanic, aircraft sheet metal worker, aircraft electrician,…

  17. Executive competencies of nurses in the Veterans Health Administration.

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    Sutto, Natalie B; Knoell, Michael D; Zucker, Karin; Finstuen, Kenn; Mangelsdorff, A David

    2008-01-01

    This study identifies competencies and accompanying skills, knowledge, and abilities (SKAs) required by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) nurse executives. Using the Delphi decision-making method, 144 VHA directors of nursing identified five top competencies necessary for nurse executives. An expert panel sorted competencies into the eight core domains of the VHA high-performance development model. Next, nurse executives rated SKAs by using a 7-point importance scale. Response rates were 34% and 48.2% for Delphi rounds 1 and 2, respectively. Round 1 generated 245 unique nurse executive competencies. In round 2, the highest rated SKAs involved ethical conduct, decision-making, abilities to continuously learn and lead, staffing, and conflict-resolution skills. Competency list outcomes are expected to be useful for executive self-assessment, professional development, and identification of continuing education needs. Specific SKAs can provide a means for development of job requirements and career performance criteria. PMID:18251331

  18. Continuing competency: what's ahead?

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    Burns, Betty

    2009-01-01

    State boards of nursing, national nursing certification organizations, and employers have made a concerted effort to identify a means to assess continuing competency of nurses. In the past decade, there has been a heightened focus on patient safety initiatives, the need for greater transparency in the regulatory process, and consumer demand for development of methods to determine the ongoing qualifications of healthcare professionals. This article will discuss the public policy origins of the continuing competency issue, the potential complications of implementation, identification of some current organizational efforts, and what future implications the issue of continuing competency holds for the healthcare community, nursing profession, and the individual nurse. PMID:19704289

  19. Ethical Cultural Competence

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    Durade Zebari

    2008-01-01

    Ethical issues with regard to cultural competence in practice is an area that seems to be most discussed in the world of health professionals, especially as our nation becomes more and more diverse. \\

  20. Homestead and Gardening Skills. A Guide for Providing Instruction for 11th and 12th Grade Students Enrolled in North Carolina's Secondary Schools [and] Vocational Education Competency Test-Item Bank. Agricultural Education.

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    Robinson, Ward R.

    This document consists of a teacher's guide for a competency-based course on homestead and gardening skills designed for North Carolina's 11th- and 12th-grade students, and a list of competency test items applicable to the course. The teacher's guide contains course specifications, a list of competency statements, a sheet describing each unit of…

  1. Teacher's Guide for Competency Based Core Curriculum for Health Occupations.

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    Meckley, Richard; And Others

    This teacher's guide is intended to acompany the Competency Based Core Curriculum for Health Occupations student materials--see note. Contents include suggested tests and answer keys for student evaluation and a tool and equipment list. A comprehensive bibliography is organized into these topics: dental hygiene, medical laboratory technology,…

  2. Getting to Grips with Competency-Based Training and Assessment.

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    Foyster, John

    Written for the Australian general reader who wants to understand important trends in vocational education and training, this document consists of a description of competency-based training (CBT) and assessment, a short test of readers' CBT understanding, and an annotated bibliography. The introduction states the aims of the document, lists five…

  3. Agricultural/Industrial Mechanical Technician. Ohio's Competency Analysis Profile.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    Developed through a modified DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process involving business, industry, labor, and community agency representatives in Ohio, this document is a comprehensive and verified employer competency profile for agricultural/industrial mechanical technician occupations. The list contains units (with and without subunits),…

  4. Environmental/Natural Resources Technologies. State Competency Profile.

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    Kershaw, Isaac; Mazak, Sara A.; Spence, Janet G.

    This document, which lists the environmental and natural resources technology competencies identified by representatives from businesses and industries as well as secondary and postsecondary educators throughout Ohio, is intended to assist individuals and organizations in developing college tech prep programs that will prepare students from…

  5. Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Technology. Tech Prep Competency Profile.

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    Lakeland Tech Prep Consortium, Kirtland, OH.

    This tech prep competency profile covers these occupations: manufacturing technician, computer-assisted design and drafting (CADD) technician, quality technician, and mechanical technician. Section 1 provides occupation definitions. Section 2 lists development committee members. Section 3 provides the leveling codes---abbreviations for grade level…

  6. General Mechanical Repair. Minor Automotive Maintenance, Small Engine [Repair, and] Welding: Competency Test Package.

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    Hamlin, Larry

    This document contains the competency test package for three sections of a general mechanical repair course: minor automotive maintenance, small engine mechanics, and welding. Following a list of the common essential elements for trade and industrial education, competency tests for the three sections are provided. Each test includes unit name,…

  7. Addiction Counseling Competencies: The Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes of Professional Practice. Technical Assistance Publication Series.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1999

    This document presents knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are needed for achieving and practicing the competencies listed in Addiction Counseling Competencies, as written by the National Curriculum Committee of the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Program. The document is intended to provide guidance for the professional treatment of…

  8. Employment Opportunities and Training Needs in Agribusiness. Competencies for Cotton Production in the United States.

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    Holcomb, John W.; And Others

    The competencies necessary for entry and advancement in cotton production were determined by surveying people in the cotton production industry from nine of the ten leading cotton producing states. A preliminary listing of competencies was developed from a review of the literature and from a survey of specialized personnel in soil and crop…

  9. Competency-Based Common-Core Curriculum for Emergency Medical Technician Education.

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    Arizona State Board of Directors for Community Colleges, Phoenix.

    This curriculum guide contains a listing of all common-core competencies that should be taught in Arizona community colleges in order to prepare students to meet the requirements of basic and refresher emergency medical technician training. Identified through a statewide project, the competencies cover the following topics: introduction to…

  10. Wisconsin VTAE Pipefitting Apprenticeship Curriculum. Instructor Guide, Apprentice Guide, [and] Wisconsin VTAE Pipefitting Competency Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Northeast Wisconsin Technical Inst., Green Bay.

    This curriculum guide contains 18 units for a course to assist apprentices in learning the pipefitting trade. Introductory materials include lists of suggested audiovisual materials, competencies, and textbooks and approximate times for each unit. Each instructional unit includes some or all of the following components: competencies, instructional…

  11. Competency-Based Curriculum Guide for Laser Technology. September 1980-June 1981.

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    Fioroni, John J.

    This document contains materials developed by a project to provide a competency-based curriculum guide for laser technology at the community college level. An abstract of the final report is included. Next, the 17 job competencies determined as necessary to meet the job description of laser technician are listed. A career ladder and qualifications…

  12. Humor Competence: The Fifth Component.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vega, Gladys M.

    The production and understanding of humor calls for a specific competence. It appears that second language learners fail to develop this competence even when they reach native-like proficiency levels. A review of the literature suggests that the notion of humor competence in second language learning has not been examined. Humor competence can be…

  13. Competencies Listing With Sample Behavior-Based Questions

    E-print Network

    Yener, Aylin

    working hard · Is action oriented and full of energy for the things that he/she sees as challenging · Isn things are up in the air · Doesn't have to finish things before moving on · Can comfortably handle risk when you had to form a relationship with someone you really disliked to get your job done. #12;2 4

  14. Administrative Assistant and Correspondence Specialist: Task List Competency Record.

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    Minnesota Instructional Materials Center, White Bear Lake.

    One of a series of 12 in the secretarial/clerical area, this booklet for the vocational instructor contains job descriptions for two word processing occupations, the non-typing administrative assistant and the correspondence specialist (also called word processing correspondence specialist, magnetic keyboard specialist, or word processing…

  15. List based prefetch

    DOEpatents

    Boyle, Peter; Christ, Norman; Gara, Alan; Kim, Changhoan; Mawhinney, Robert; Ohmacht, Martin; Sugavanam, Krishnan

    2014-08-12

    A list prefetch engine improves a performance of a parallel computing system. The list prefetch engine receives a current cache miss address. The list prefetch engine evaluates whether the current cache miss address is valid. If the current cache miss address is valid, the list prefetch engine compares the current cache miss address and a list address. A list address represents an address in a list. A list describes an arbitrary sequence of prior cache miss addresses. The prefetch engine prefetches data according to the list, if there is a match between the current cache miss address and the list address.

  16. List based prefetch

    DOEpatents

    Boyle, Peter (Edinburgh, GB); Christ, Norman (Irvington, NY); Gara, Alan (Yorktown Heights, NY); Kim; ,Changhoan (San Jose, CA); Mawhinney, Robert (New York, NY); Ohmacht, Martin (Yorktown Heights, NY); Sugavanam, Krishnan (Yorktown Heights, NY)

    2012-08-28

    A list prefetch engine improves a performance of a parallel computing system. The list prefetch engine receives a current cache miss address. The list prefetch engine evaluates whether the current cache miss address is valid. If the current cache miss address is valid, the list prefetch engine compares the current cache miss address and a list address. A list address represents an address in a list. A list describes an arbitrary sequence of prior cache miss addresses. The prefetch engine prefetches data according to the list, if there is a match between the current cache miss address and the list address.

  17. Knotted list structures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    J. Weizenbaum

    1961-01-01

    In (3) Perlis and Thornton describe a list structure language the central innovation of which is that the last word of each list specifies the location of the head of the list of which it is the terminal word. They call such list structures threaded lists. Beyond this, however, they hypothesize Sequencing Tables and associated sequencing modes (e, l, and

  18. Assessment Mathematics Teacher's Competencies

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    Alnoor, A. G.; Yuanxiang, Guo; Abudhuim, F. S.

    2007-01-01

    This paper aimed to identifying the professional efficiencies for the intermediate schools mathematics teachers and tries to know at what level the math teachers experience those competencies. The researcher used a descriptive research approach, the study data collected from specialist educators and teacher's experts and previous studies to…

  19. Conspiracies and Competences

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Erpenbeck, John

    Universities and other higher education institutions are predominantly organizations that convey knowledge, more than developing competences - these are often the verbally proclaimed but only rarely achieved goals. There can be two reasons for this discrepancy. First, conveying informational as well as subject-specific and specialized knowledge can even today be planned, assessed, and checked much more easily than conveying competences - an approach for teaching, which needs new patterns of thought and actions. Teachers and learners, assistants and assessing staff, and especially actors and planners who are concerned with questions of educational politics therefore form a "conspiracy of assessors," which has chosen the simpler and seemingly safer approach. This approach, however, seems to be ignorant of future developments. Second, conveying competences needs different forms of learning and teaching than conveying knowledge. The question of the acquisition (interiorization) of rules, assessments, and results of assessments (= values) and norms in the form of the learners' own emotions and motivations is central. Becoming emotionally labilized is pivotal to this appropriation. Emotional labilization also provides a criterion for assessing the effectiveness of Web 2.0 instruments for developing competences.

  20. Diesel Vehicle Maintenance Competencies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Braswell, Robert; And Others

    Designed to provide a model set of competencies, this manual presents tasks which were identified by employers, employees, and teachers as important in a postsecondary diesel vehicle maintenance curriculum. The tasks are divided into seven major component areas of instruction: chassis and suspension, diesel engines, diesel fuel, electrical,…

  1. Competency frameworks in diabetes.

    PubMed

    Simmons, D; Deakin, T; Walsh, N; Turner, B; Lawrence, S; Priest, L; George, S; Vanterpool, G; McArdle, J; Rylance, A; Terry, G; Little, P

    2015-05-01

    The quality, skills and attitudes of staff working in the healthcare system are central to multidisciplinary learning and working, and to the delivery of the quality of care patients expect. Patients want to know that the staff supporting them have the right knowledge and attitudes to work in partnership, particularly for conditions such as diabetes where 95% of all care is delivered by the person with diabetes themselves. With the current changes in the NHS structures in England, and the potential for greater variation in the types of 'qualified provider', along with the recent scandal at Mid-Staffordshire Hospital, staff need to be shown to be competent and named/accredited or recognized as such. This will help to restore faith in an increasingly devolved delivery structure. The education and validation of competency needs to be consistently delivered and assured to ensure standards are maintained for different roles and disciplines across each UK nation. Diabetes UK recommends that all NHS organizations prioritize healthcare professional education, training and competency through the implementation of a National Diabetes Competency Framework and the phased approach to delivery to address this need. PMID:25611804

  2. Welding. Competencies for Articulation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.

    Materials contained in this guide present competencies describing welding skills necessary for success in initial employment or applicable to advanced educational placement, and may be used by administrators, students, and secondary and postsecondary vocational teachers. The student outcomes section provides guidelines for planning of and…

  3. Teach to Compete

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shields, David Light; Funk, Christopher

    2011-01-01

    After years of working with athletes and coaches of all ages, the authors have come to the conclusion that young people need to be taught how to compete. Rather than assume students understand competition, it is vital that they are educated about it. Coaches and physical educators have both a unique opportunity and profound responsibility to teach…

  4. The Competent Male.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Crites, John O.; Fitzgerald, Louise F.

    1978-01-01

    The article attempts to piece together a conceptualization of the competent male using a model that centers upon achievement and affiliation. Using transactional analysis, it expounds upon sex role communication between men and women, then discusses specific personality traits of men, and what they imply for the future. (LPG)

  5. Core Competencies. SPEC Kit.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McNeil, Beth, Comp.

    2002-01-01

    This SPEC (Systems and Procedures Exchange Center) Kit presents the results of a survey of Association of Research Libraries (ARL) member libraries designed to investigate the status of core competencies (i.e., the skills, knowledge, abilities, and attributes that employees across an organization are expected to have to contribute successfully…

  6. Competency Model Clearinghouse

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    CareerOneStop is an integrated suite of national web sites that help businesses, job seekers, students, and workforce professionals find employment and career resources. CareerOneStop is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor. This web site promotes its newly released competency models and performance standards for advanced manufacturing skills.

  7. The competency question.

    PubMed

    Ruthemeyer, M

    2000-01-01

    JCAHO mandates "processes that are designed to ensure that the competency of all staff members is assessed, maintained, demonstrated, and improved on an ongoing basis." However, it is difficult to collect aggregate data regarding staff competency patterns and trends. How many facilities have the time or energy to collect aggregate data, let alone statistically analyze it for patterns and trends? Not many in today's environment. I saw the need to create a test to evaluate staff competency at my facility, but soon realized I would have no way of knowing if the results were good or bad. The only way to judge the results would be to have a standardized test that was used by multiple facilities. As president of the Houston X-ray Quality Society, I brought the topic up at a meeting in 1995, and a committee was set up to work on the test. The result is two competency tests--one for staff radiographers and one for mammographers--which are currently used by 35 to 40 facilities, with approximately 1,000 technologists taking the test each year. The tests include practical questions that reflect the knowledge required to perform daily exams. Each test has five sections that assess different areas of competency. The scoring system allows technologists to fail one or more individual sections but still pass the test overall. Twenty to 30 percent of the questions are new each year. That gives us the ability to look for improvement on previous year's questions, and at the same time, avoid producing a static and ineffective test. There are 60 questions on the staff radiographer test and 65 questions on the mammographer test, which also includes clinical images. Facilities must sign an agreement that states that they cannot use the test as a disciplinary tool in the employee's evaluation, or in any other way against the technologist. As a profession, radiology administration not only has regulatory requirements to evaluate competency, but also a moral duty to insure that patients receive the best possible care. We should not cover up or ignore the blemishes that we all know exist. Instead, we should take them on, as professional and personal challenges to improve the competency of our staff. PMID:11151318

  8. Competency assessment of nursing staff.

    PubMed

    Whelan, Lynn

    2006-01-01

    Changes in the healthcare industry have created great challenges for leaders of acute-care organizations. One of the greatest challenges is ensuring a competent nursing staff to care for patients within this changing environment (Boylan & Westra, 1998). Patients are more acutely ill and have shorter lengths of stay, placing greater demands on nurses who must demonstrate competency in caring for increasingly complex patients in a continually changing healthcare environment. Competency is defined as "the knowledge, skills, ability and behaviors that a person possesses in order to perform tasks correctly and skillfully" (O'Shea, 2002, p. 175). Competency assessment involves more than a checklist and a test. Hospitals are required to assess, maintain, demonstrate, track, and improve the competence of the staff. Competency assessment is an ongoing process of initial development, maintenance of knowledge and skills, educational consultation, remediation, and redevelopment. Methods to assess competencies include competency fairs, Performance Based Development System and online programs. Certain key people should be involved in the development of competencies. The department managers can give input related to department-specific competencies. Experienced staff members can provide valuable insight into the competencies that need to be assessed. Educators should be involved for providing the input for the methods used to validate competencies. Competencies are an important part of the work world. They are a part of a continual process to help ensure that the organization provides a high-quality care to its customers and patients. PMID:16735851

  9. Competency Mapping of the Employees

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Anisha, N.

    2012-10-01

    Human resource management is a process of bringing people and organizations together so that the goals of each other are met. Nowadays it is not possible to show a good financial or operating report unless your personnel relations are in order. Over the years, highly skilled and knowledge based jobs are increasing while low skilled jobs are decreasing. Competency Mapping is a process of identifying key competencies for an organization, the jobs and functions within it. Competency mapping, the buzz word in any industry is not complicated as it may appear. At the heart of any successful activity lies a competence or skill. In the recent years, various thought leaders in business strategy have emphasized the need to identify what competencies a business needs, in order to compete in a specific environment. In this article explains the why competencies needed and how is measured competency of employees in the organization.

  10. Competency-Based Accounting Instruction

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Graham, John E.

    1977-01-01

    Shows how the proposed model (an individualized competency based learning system) can be used effectively to produce a course in accounting principles which adapts to different entering competencies and to different rates and styles of learning. (TA)

  11. Engineering Technologies. State Competency Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This document contains 397 competencies, grouped into 58 units, for tech prep programs in the engineering technologies cluster. The competencies were developed through collaboration of Ohio business, industry, and labor representatives and secondary and associate degree educators. The competencies are rated either "essential" (necessary to ensure…

  12. Guide to Marketing Course Competencies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Henrico County Public Schools, Glen Allen, VA. Virginia Vocational Curriculum and Resource Center.

    This curriculum guide was developed as a model for schools in Virginia to prepare local programs of studies for the marketing program. In addition to marketing competencies for developing occupational expertise, this curriculum includes foundational competencies important for successful performance in marketing. These baseline competencies address…

  13. Competency Based Education: A Bibliography.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cox, Helen, Ed.

    This bibliography is a sampling of the types of publications which have appeared recently on the subject of competency based education. Emphasis is given to current (1970-76) materials and to adult career-related competencies. Titles specifically naming some phase of competency-based education are preferred above titles that emphasize performance,…

  14. Developing intercultural competence through videogames

    Microsoft Academic Search

    W. Lewis Johnson

    2009-01-01

    Effective intercultural collaboration requires intercultural competence. Intercultural competence involves awareness of the differences between cultures, knowledge about the beliefs, values, and practices of other cultures, and the skill to apply that knowledge effortlessly and effectively in interpersonal interactions. Acquiring intercultural competence can involve intensive study of the target culture, as well as immersion in social milieu of the target culture.

  15. Conversational Competence in Academic Settings

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bowman, Richard F.

    2014-01-01

    Conversational competence is a process, not a state. Ithaca does not exist, only the voyage to Ithaca. Vibrant campuses are a series of productive conversations. At its core, communicative competence in academic settings mirrors a collective search for meaning regarding the purpose and direction of a campus community. Communicative competence

  16. FIRST robots compete

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2000-01-01

    FIRST teams and their robots work to go through the right motions at the FIRST competition. Students from all over the country are at the KSC Visitor Complex for the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Southeast Regional competition March 9-11 in the Rocket Garden. Teams of high school students are testing the limits of their imagination using robots they have designed, with the support of business and engineering professionals and corporate sponsors, to compete in a technological battle against other schools' robots. Of the 30 high school teams competing, 16 are Florida teams co-sponsored by NASA and KSC contractors. Local high schools participating are Astronaut, Bayside, Cocoa Beach, Eau Gallie, Melbourne, Melbourne Central Catholic, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite, and Titusville.

  17. Staffing, Training, and Competency

    Microsoft Academic Search

    D. M. Kadidlo

    \\u000a The complex nature of cell therapy manufacturing requires well-trained, competent professionals. Training is essential to\\u000a ensuring the quality of the products and services provided by biologic manufacturing facilities. Mandated by the U.S. Food\\u000a and Drug Administration (FDA) in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Good Tissue Practices (GTPs) regulations, training\\u000a is as much a requirement as it is the right of

  18. The ethics of cultural competence.

    PubMed

    Paasche-Orlow, Michael

    2004-04-01

    Cultural competence curricula have proliferated throughout medical education. Awareness of the moral underpinnings of this movement can clarify the purpose of such curricula for educators and trainees and serve as a way to evaluate the relationship between the ethics of cultural competence and normative Western medical ethics. Though rarely stated explicitly, the essential principles of cultural competence are (1) acknowledgement of the importance of culture in people's lives, (2) respect for cultural differences, and (3) minimization of any negative consequences of cultural differences. Culturally competent clinicians promote these principles by learning about culture, embracing pluralism, and proactive accommodation. Generally, culturally competent care will advance patient autonomy and justice. In this sense, cultural competence and Western medical ethics are mutually supportive movements. However, Western bioethics and the personal ethical commitments of many medical trainees will place limits on the extent to which they will endorse pluralism and accommodation. Specifically, if the values of cultural competence are thought to embrace ethical relativity, inexorable conflicts will be created. The author presents his view of the ethics of cultural competence and places the concepts of cultural competence in the context of Western moral theory. Clarity about the ethics of cultural competence can help educators promote and evaluate trainees' integration of their own moral intuitions, Western medical ethics, and the ethics of cultural competence. PMID:15044168

  19. Competencies for disaster mental health.

    PubMed

    King, Richard V; Burkle, Frederick M; Walsh, Lauren E; North, Carol S

    2015-03-01

    Competencies for disaster mental health are essential to domestic and international disaster response capabilities. Numerous consensus-based competency sets for disaster health workers exist, but no prior study identifies and discusses competency sets pertaining specifically to disaster mental health. Relevant competency sets were identified via MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EBSCO, and Google Scholar searches. Sixteen competency sets are discussed, some providing core competencies for all disaster responders and others for specific responder groups within particular professions or specialties. Competency sets specifically for disaster mental health professionals are lacking, with the exception of one set that focused only on cultural competence. The identified competency sets provide guidance for educators in developing disaster mental health curricula and for disaster health workers seeking education and training in disaster mental health. Valid, criterion-based competencies are required to guide selection and training of mental health professionals for the disaster mental health workforce. In developing these competencies, consideration should be given to the requirements of both domestic and international disaster response efforts. PMID:25681279

  20. Listserv List Reference

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Listserv List Reference is a great source for finding information about any of the over 7,500 public listservs on the Internet. It is a Web interface to LISTSERV Lists database at L-Soft International. Lists can be browsed by host site, country, and size if the list subscription exceeds 1,000. Subscriber numbers are kept up to date. Subscription information is provided, as is each list's configuration. While this site is used extensively by list owners, it also provides useful information to potential subscribers to Listserv lists.

  1. Competence assurance - who cares?

    PubMed

    Youngson, George G

    2014-02-01

    The provision of clinical care in the United Kingdom now requires the acquisition of a licence to practise from the regulatory authority. A review process-revalidation has been put in place to ensure that standards of care are maintained by the medical workforce, and that all doctors remain up-to-date and fit for purpose so that this licence can be retained. This article outlines how this new statutory requirement pertains to paediatric surgery and highlights those areas where adjudication of competence remains imprecise and where progress in this process of revalidation needs to be made. PMID:24528958

  2. Usefulness of a Competency-Based Reflective Portfolio for Student Learning on a Masters Health Promotion Programme

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McKenna, Verna; Connolly, Claire; Hodgins, Margaret

    2011-01-01

    Background: Efforts to identify core competencies within health promotion and health education have been on-going for a number of years. These efforts include work carried out by the International Union for Health Promotion and Education (IUHPE) in drawing up a draft list of 11 core competencies which were incorporated into the practice module on…

  3. New Directions in Library and Information Science Education. Final Report. Volume 2.6: Database Distributor/Service Professional Competencies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Griffiths, Jose-Marie; And Others

    This document contains validated activities and competencies needed by librarians working in a database distributor/service organization. The activities of professionals working in database distributor/service organizations are listed by function: Database Processing; Customer Support; System Administration; and Planning. The competencies are…

  4. Occupational Competency Profile for Health Occupations Education Program: Teacher Self-Assessment. Information Series: Report No. 11.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Walters, Norma J.

    This assessment instrument is intended to assist teachers in evaluating the relevance of the competencies included in the health occupations education curriculum they are teaching and in assessing their own continuing education needs. The profile lists the competencies required of persons working at the following sites: hospital departments…

  5. A description of the Purnell Model for Cultural Competence.

    PubMed

    Purnell, L

    2000-01-01

    To meet the needs of a multicultural society, health care in the new millennium stresses teamwork in providing culturally sensitive and competent care to improve client outcomes. Publications addressing the future predict an increasingly diverse workforce. Accordingly, care providers can benefit from a conceptual model of cultural competence that can be used by all health disciplines in all practice settings. The Purnell Model for Cultural Competence, developed in 1995, is applicable to all health care providers. This article (a) describes the development of the model; (b) provides a description of the model; (c) lists the major assumptions on which the model is based; (d) describes the model's use in practice, education, administration, and research across disciplines; and (e) includes a brief evaluation of the model. Important cultural domains missing from other transcultural and cross-cultural models, which are found in the Purnell Model, are biocultural ecology and workforce issues. PMID:11982073

  6. Building Intercultural Competence through Intercultural Competency Certification of Undergraduate Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Janeiro, Maria G. Fabregas; Fabre, Ricardo Lopez; Nuno de la Parra, Jose Pablo

    2014-01-01

    The Intercultural Competency Certificate (CCI in Spanish) designed for the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla (UPAEP University) is a theory based comprehensive plan to develop undergraduate students' intercultural competence. This Certificate is based in the Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity (DMIS) developed by…

  7. Competence and Competency-based Training: What the Literature Says

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Guthrie, Hugh

    2009-01-01

    This literature review, commissioned by the National Quality Council, provides a historical account of the development of competency-based training in Australia and summarises the issues arising from the range of reviews conducted on elements of the national training system. It also explores the variety of ways in which competence is conceived…

  8. Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Series. Duty Task List.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This task list is intended for use in planning and/or evaluating a competency-based course in heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. The guide outlines the tasks entailed in eight different duties typically required of employees in the following occupations: residential installer, domestic refrigeration technician, air conditioning and…

  9. Perioperative cardiopulmonary arrest competencies.

    PubMed

    Murdock, Darlene B

    2013-08-01

    Although basic life support skills are not often needed in the surgical setting, it is crucial that surgical team members understand their roles and are ready to intervene swiftly and effectively if necessary. Ongoing education and training are key elements to equip surgical team members with the skills and knowledge they need to handle untimely and unexpected life-threatening scenarios in the perioperative setting. Regular emergency cardiopulmonary arrest skills education, including the use of checklists, and mock codes are ways to validate that team members understand their responsibilities and are competent to help if an arrest occurs in the OR. After a mock drill, a debriefing session can help team members discuss and critique their performances and improve their knowledge and mastery of skills. PMID:23890561

  10. A Guide to Task Analysis for Competency Based Education. Health Occupations. Task Linkage Project Publication No. 4.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Georgia State Univ., Atlanta. School of Education.

    Developed through synthesis and review of existing task analysis literature, this guide lists tasks expected to be performed by workers in ten health occupations and presents information for incorporating these tasks into articulated secondary and postsecondary competency based educational programs. Task listings are presented for the following…

  11. Getting on the List

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Pancreas Kidney/Pancreas Liver Intestine Getting On The List For most transplant candidates, the first step in ... get on the OPTN/UNOS national transplant waiting list. All transplant candidates who do not have the ...

  12. WatchList

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Audubon has launched this site identifying North American bird species that are "faced with population decline, limited geographic range, and/or threats such as habitat loss on their breeding and wintering grounds." Compiled by Partners in Flight, the list is provided as a citizen science initiative to shift conservation agendas away from "reactive, last-minute rescue attempts" and towards preventative measures. In addition to the continental WatchList, the site posts state WatchLists. To access a state list, simply click on the US map (or state name) to browse the list of bird species or read about the criteria used to establish the list. Each highlighted species account includes a color photograph, common and scientific name, and indicators of relative abundance, distribution, threats to breeding and non-breeding ranges, and population trends. The site also includes a FAQ section, Five Ways to Help WatchList Birds, and Kids WatchList Action.

  13. Acronym master list

    SciTech Connect

    NONE

    1995-06-01

    This document is a master list of acronyms and other abbreviations that are used by or could be useful to, the personnel at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Many specialized and well-known abbreviations are not included in this list.

  14. Mailing List Sign Up

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2010-01-01

    We encourage you to become a member of our mailing list, SCIENECASE-LIST, which we use as a way of announcing newly published cases on our web site; upcoming workshops (ours and others); and new publications related to the case method. Our list averages one to two messages every four to five weeks.

  15. Against Reading Lists

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Davis, Lennard J.

    2012-01-01

    A course's reading list is the skeleton of a semester's body of thought, the inventory that a professor writes up for the departmental Web site and the schedule of courses that lists the goods. Despite the obvious utility of fixed reading lists, one should jettison them when possible. The author has been conducting an informal experiment using a…

  16. Godard-list

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    GODARD-LIST is an open, unmoderated discussion list regarding film director Jean-Luc Godard. The list is designed for persons studying, researching, writing, teaching, thinking, talking, gossiping, dreaming, making films, and ultimately loving all things Godardian. Discussion, therefore, is invited regarding the study of Uncle Jean's work, his ongoing impact on cinema, and his many disciples/imitators.

  17. List mode multichannel analyzer

    DOEpatents

    Archer, Daniel E. (Livermore, CA); Luke, S. John (Pleasanton, CA); Mauger, G. Joseph (Livermore, CA); Riot, Vincent J. (Berkeley, CA); Knapp, David A. (Livermore, CA)

    2007-08-07

    A digital list mode multichannel analyzer (MCA) built around a programmable FPGA device for onboard data analysis and on-the-fly modification of system detection/operating parameters, and capable of collecting and processing data in very small time bins (<1 millisecond) when used in histogramming mode, or in list mode as a list mode MCA.

  18. Acquisitions List No. 42.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Planned Parenthood--World Population, New York, NY. Katherine Dexter McCormick Library.

    The "Acquisitions List" of demographic books and articles is issued every two months by the Katharine Dexter McCormick Library. Divided into two parts, the first contains a list of books most recently acquired by the Library, each one annotated and also marked with the Library call number. The second part consists of a list of annotated articles,…

  19. Acquisitions List No. 43.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Planned Parenthood--World Population, New York, NY. Katherine Dexter McCormick Library.

    The "Acquisitions List" of demographic books and articles is issued every two months by the Katharine Dexter McCormick Library. Divided into two parts, the first contains a list of books most recently acquired by the Library, each one annotated and also marked with the Library call number. The second part consists of a list of annotated articles,…

  20. Ocean Life Book List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This reference list has more than 50 books on ocean life, with titles for both children and adults. A short description is given for each book, along with author name, publisher, and publication date. The list is divided into two sections: one for teachers with general listings and curriculum and one for students.

  1. Ensuring Competency in Health Professions.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baker, Shirley Ann

    1986-01-01

    Reports that vocational health occupations programs are undergoing a self-analysis process including evaluation of competency and continuing competency. Presents perspectives of health professionals with comparisons to nursing and medical technology credentialing and continuing education. These perspectives are intended for other occupational…

  2. Competency Assessment and Continuing Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schlegel, John F.

    1978-01-01

    Described is the competency project being conducted by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Pharmaceutical Association, and its relationship to the development of continuing education programs. The project is attempting to specify standards of competency and develop self-assessment devices to be used by pharmacists.…

  3. Career Competencies for Career Success

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    Kuijpers, Marinka A. C. T.; Schyns, Birgit; Scheerens, Jaap

    2006-01-01

    This article addresses the general question as to which competencies employees need to possess in order to engage in self-management in their career development. The authors distinguished and operationalized 6 career factors and competencies of self-management in career development. A quantitative study was performed using 1,579 employees in 16…

  4. Competence: Commodification of Human Ability

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    Han, Soonghee

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to analyze the meaning and presumptions of competence in the concrete context of knowledge capitalism. First, the nature of competence as a "commodification of human ability" that obtains a standardized monetary value to sell in the labor market, is elucidated by applying Karl Marx's critical theory. Second, it is…

  5. Cultural competency training in psychiatry.

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    Qureshi, A; Collazos, F; Ramos, M; Casas, M

    2008-01-01

    Recent reports indicate that the quality of care provided to immigrant and ethnic minority patients is not at the same level as that provided to majority group patients. Although the European Board of Medical Specialists recognizes awareness of cultural issues as a core component of the psychiatry specialization, few medical schools provide training in cultural issues. Cultural competence represents a comprehensive response to the mental health care needs of immigrant and ethnic minority patients. Cultural competence training involves the development of knowledge, skills, and attitudes that can improve the effectiveness of psychiatric treatment. Cognitive cultural competence involves awareness of the various ways in which culture, immigration status, and race impact psychosocial development, psychopathology, and therapeutic transactions. Technical cultural competence involves the application of cognitive cultural competence, and requires proficiency in intercultural communication, the capacity to develop a therapeutic relationship with a culturally different patient, and the ability to adapt diagnosis and treatment in response to cultural difference. Perhaps the greatest challenge in cultural competence training involves the development of attitudinal competence inasmuch as it requires exploration of cultural and racial preconceptions. Although research is in its infancy, there are increasing indications that cultural competence can improve key aspects of the psychiatric treatment of immigrant and minority group patients. PMID:18371580

  6. Social Competence: A Developmental Perspective.

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    Eisenberg, Nancy; Harris, Jerry D.

    1984-01-01

    Effective peer relations and the enhancement of social interactions in young children play a central role in the discussion of social competence. Developmental issues relevant to the assessment of social competence including perspective taking, conceptions of friendship, interpersonal strategies and problem solving, moral judgments, and…

  7. Guidelines for Specification of Competencies.

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    McBrayer, John

    Guidelines are presented for an approach to specification of competencies appropriate to Extended Degree Programs, i.e., the course or program translation approach. Program designers begin by identifying a number of courses or curriculum areas, then deductively reducing them to competency statements of greater specificity until instructional…

  8. The epidemiology of competence: protocol for a scoping review

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    Glover Takahashi, Susan; Herold, Jodi; Nayer, Marla; Bance, Sheena

    2014-01-01

    Introduction Factors that are important to the competence of healthcare providers have important consequences for quality of healthcare. Although some previous research has discussed risks or supports to the competence of clinicians, a thorough exploration is currently lacking. The purpose of this review is to examine the literature examining risks and supports to clinical competence of healthcare practitioners and trainees engaged in field-based education. In this study, field-based education refers to teaching or training in a real-world/work-based setting. Methods and analysis We will employ an established scoping review methodology. Eligible studies will include those that mention (1) a healthcare professional, (2) competence from field-based education throughout the lifespan/career and (3) a risk or support to competence. Four authors will independently apply the inclusion criteria to all studies, regardless of study design. Our data extraction will include information on study design, location and type of study and we will develop a comprehensive list of risks and supports that are discussed in the literature. Ethics and dissemination Since this is a review of the literature, ethics approval is not indicated. We will disseminate the findings from this study in publications in peer-reviewed journals as well as presentations at relevant national and international conferences. PMID:25552611

  9. Masonry. Student Material. Competency Based Education Curriculum.

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    Long, Diana

    This curriculum for masonry is organized into 12 modules. Each module is comprised of two to nine competency statements. A student competency sheet provided for each competency is organized into this format: module and competency number and name, performance guide (for some competencies), learning activities, and an evaluation. Where appropriate,…

  10. Cultural competence: a constructivist definition.

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    Blanchet Garneau, Amélie; Pepin, Jacinthe

    2015-01-01

    In nursing education, most of the current teaching practices perpetuate an essentialist perspective of culture and make it imperative to refresh the concept of cultural competence in nursing. The purpose of this article is to propose a constructivist definition of cultural competence that stems from the conclusions of an extensive critical review of the literature on the concepts of culture, cultural competence, and cultural safety among nurses and other health professionals. The proposed constructivist definition is situated in the unitary-transformative paradigm in nursing as defined by Newman and colleagues. It makes the connection between the field of competency-based education and the nursing discipline. Cultural competence in a constructivist paradigm that is oriented toward critical, reflective practice can help us develop knowledge about the role of nurses in reducing health inequalities and lead to a comprehensive ethical reflection about the social mandate of health care professionals. PMID:25037305

  11. Using competences and competence tools in workforce development.

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    Green, Tess; Dickerson, Claire; Blass, Eddie

    The NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF) has been a driving force in the move to competence-based workforce development in the NHS. Skills for Health has developed national workforce competences that aim to improve behavioural performance, and in turn increase productivity. This article describes five projects established to test Skills for Health national workforce competences, electronic tools and products in different settings in the NHS. Competences and competence tools were used to redesign services, develop job roles, identify skills gaps and develop learning programmes. Reported benefits of the projects included increased clarity and a structured, consistent and standardized approach to workforce development. Findings from the evaluation of the tools were positive in terms of their overall usefulness and provision of related training/support. Reported constraints of using the competences and tools included issues relating to their availability, content and organization. It is recognized that a highly skilled and flexible workforce is important to the delivery of high-quality health care. These projects suggest that Skills for Health competences can be used as a 'common currency' in workforce development in the UK health sector. This would support the need to adapt rapidly to changing service needs. PMID:21072016

  12. Majordomo List Owners guide Managing a Local Mailing List

    E-print Network

    Levi, Ran

    . Your list password 5. Adding information and introduction files 6. List membership o Beware-mail message informing you that the list has been created and giving you an initial password for the list. You should now use MajorCool to: change your list password install an information file for your list

  13. Developing criterion-based competencies for tele-intensive care unit.

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    Schleifer, Sarah Joy; Carroll, Karen; Moseley, Marthe J

    2014-01-01

    Over the last 5 years, telemedicine has developed nursing roles that differ from traditional bedside care. In the midst of this transition, current competency development models focused on task completion may not be the most effective form of proficiency validation. The procedure of competency creation for the role of tele-intensive care unit registered nurse requires a thoughtful process using stakeholders from institutional leadership to frontline staff. The process must include stakeholder approval to ensure appropriate buy-in and follow-through on the agreed-upon criteria. This can be achieved using a standardized method of concept stimulation related to the behaviors, not a memorized list of tasks, expected of a telemedicine registered nurse. This process serves as the foundation for the development of criterion-based competency statements that then allows for clearer expectations. Continually reviewing the written competencies, ensuring current applicability, and revising as needed are necessities for maintaining competence and, therefore, patient safety. PMID:24704734

  14. Virtualizing healthcare: competing visions.

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    Keshavjee, Karim; Lajoie, Don; Murphy, Jim

    2015-01-01

    Telehealth technologies show tremendous promise in helping reduce health care costs by bridging distance and time. However, neither of the two competing visions for how telehealth should be used is scalable. On the one hand, remote telehealth care providers who triage or monitor patients, are not integrated into the health care system. They are outsiders, lacking access to the records of patients. On the other hand, face-to-face providers who provide the bulk of care in the health care system, are increasingly being asked to keep track of remote monitoring data and to manage patients remotely. They are insiders, but lack the time or training to manage patients remotely. In this paper, we propose a third way: integrate telehealth care providers into the primary care team as a virtual team. Being virtual, they can provide complementary services that patients need, but are not getting, such as peak and off hours care, off hours disease management advice, between-visit support and follow-up and remote device monitoring. We also describe the design requirements, issues and solutions for integrating telehealth technology into electronic medical record systems. PMID:25676974

  15. Competence: A Definition and Conceptual Scheme

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    Gale, Larrie E.; Pol, Gaston

    1975-01-01

    Discusses the confusion caused by a variety of definitions of competence and competency based programs, and offers a set of definitions of competence comprehensive enough to be applied to all steps of educational planning. (SF)

  16. Genetic competence in Bacillus subtilis.

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    Dubnau, D

    1991-01-01

    Genetic competence may be defined as a physiological state enabling a bacterial culture to bind and take up high-molecular-weight exogenous DNA (transformation). In Bacillus subtilis, competence develops postexponentially and only in certain media. In addition, only a minority of the cells in a competent culture become competent, and these are physiologically distinct. Thus, competence is subject to three regulatory modalities: growth stage specific, nutritionally responsive, and cell type specific. This review summarizes the present state of knowledge concerning competence in B. subtilis. The study of genes required for transformability has permitted their classification into two broad categories. Late competence genes are expressed under competence control and specify products required for the binding, uptake, and processing of transforming DNA. Regulatory genes specify products that are needed for the expression of the late genes. Several of the late competence gene products have been shown to be membrane localized, and others are predicted to be membrane associated on the basis of amino acid sequence data. Several of these predicted protein sequences show a striking resemblance to gene products that are involved in the export and/or assembly of extracellular proteins and structures in gram-negative organisms. This observation is consistent with the idea that the late products are directly involved in transport of DNA and is equally consistent with the notion that they play a morphogenetic role in the assembly of a transport apparatus. The competence regulatory apparatus constitutes an elaborate signal transduction system that senses and interprets environmental information and passes this information to the competence-specific transcriptional machinery. Many of the regulatory gene products have been identified and partially characterized, and their interactions have been studied genetically and in some cases biochemically as well. These include several histidine kinase and response regulator members of the bacterial two-component signal transduction machinery, as well as a number of known transcriptionally active proteins. Results of genetic studies are consistent with the notion that the regulatory proteins interact in a hierarchical way to make up a regulatory pathway, and it is possible to propose a provisional scheme for the organization of this pathway. It is remarkable that almost all of the regulatory gene products appear to play roles in the control of various forms of postexponential expression in addition to competence, e.g., sporulation, degradative-enzyme production, motility, and antibiotic production. This has led to the notion of a signal transduction network which transduces environmental information to determine the levels and timing of expression of the ultimate products characteristic of each of these systems. PMID:1943994

  17. Cultural Competency Assessment

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    Bielefeldt, Angela

    Cultural competency is defined as the ability to effectively interact with people from diverse cultures and recognize the importance of cultural differences. These skills will be increasingly important for environmental engineers who work on teams with professionals from diverse backgrounds and design solutions to global problems. For example, these skills are particularly important when engaging in projects for Engineers Without Borders (EWB) and similar organizations. In order to evaluate if curriculum help develop these skills in students, an assessment instrument is needed. A wide variety of such surveys have been developed and validated, although generally for settings outside engineering academia. In this research, the Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale short form (MGUDS-S) was used. It is a written 15 question survey with responses on a 6-point Likert scale. It evaluates universal-diverse orientation (UDO) and has been most widely used in medical school settings. The overall UDO score is composed of three subscales: diversity of contact, relativistic appreciation, and discomfort with differences. The author also added four of the Pittsburgh Freshman Engineering Attitudes Survey (PFEAS) questions and eight self-created questions to the survey, in addition to five demographic questions. The self-created questions were specific to engineering. This survey was administered in three freshmen courses (environmental, civil, and undeclared engineering) and two senior design courses (environmental and civil engineering) in fall 2006. Four of the eight self-created questions were modified and two additional demographic questions were added prior to administering the survey in two freshmen courses (environmental and civil engineering) and an Engineering for the Developing World course for seniors and graduate students in fall 2007. The results from the survey and evaluation of its usefulness are presented.

  18. Identification and evaluation of competencies of health professionals in the hospital emergency management of the radiation accident victim

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    Berger, M.E.

    1982-01-01

    A preliminary list of ten competency and forty-six sub-competency statements derived from literature and consultation with experts and based on the general areas of clinical performance defined by the National Board of Medical Examiners were the concern of Phase I of this study. Forty-eight experts in nuclear medicine, radiology, radiotherapy, health physics, medical physics, radiation biology, public and occupational health, surgery, and emergency medicine and nursing considered this preliminary list of competencies and sub-competencies to determine which were essential for health professionals who may be caring for radiation accident victims in hospital emergency departments. Eight competencies and thirty-three sub-competencies were rated as Essential competencies. Competencies dealing with establishing priorities in patient care and initiating treatment, assessment, contamination control, and decontamination were highly rated. In the second part of this study, the Essential competencies were utilized in the development of an original evaluation instrument designed to identify deficiencies and continuing education needs during radiation accident drills or exercises. The instrument was designed for use in sixteen possible patient care situations in which the radiation accident victims have varying medical and radiological conditions. Development of the evaluation instrument was described.

  19. Introducing competency management at ESA

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Donzelli, Paolo; Alfaro, Nuria; Walsh, Fiona; Vandermissen, Stijn

    2006-05-01

    Competency management is central to every organisation's ability to maintain and enhance its human resources. This approach is directly linked to improving competitiveness - organisations need to stay at the forefront of technology, starting with the development of their human capital.

  20. The Book List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Un-official Internet Book List, a service of Kevin Savetz Publishing, has been updated and expanded to include over 470 books about the Internet, including its users, software, hardware, use, and abuse. The List is browsable through a multi-level hierarchy which the user can choose to sort by title, author, or publisher. Top level categories include Internet introductions and guides, Site indices and guides, Intermediate/advanced books, and Servers and system administration. The user can also search the List by keyword to search all book descriptions. Submissions to The Un-official Internet Book List are welcome, as are user's comments about the books. The complete edition of the List is available at the Web site, and an abridged text edition is available via Usenet and e-mail. Because the full list is huge, the text edition omits many subject areas to save bandwidth, although it is still very long.

  1. Auto Collision Technician: An Instructional Guide for Teachers.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Vocational Instructional Materials Lab.

    This guide is designed to help teachers in auto collision technician programs for grades 11 and 12 teach the critical competencies of the program. The critical competencies covered are the High Priority-Individual (HP-I) competencies in Ohio's Occupational Competency Assessment Profile (OCAP) for Auto Collision Technician. HP-I competencies are…

  2. Competencies for distance education professionals

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elizabeth C. Thach; Karen L. Murphy

    1995-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to identify the roles and competencies of distance education professionals within the United\\u000a States and Canada. A population of 103 distance education experts was identified, and their perceptions regarding this information\\u000a were sought in a modified two-round Delphi process. The results of the study include a competency model for distance education.\\u000a It illustrates the

  3. Museum Professionals Mailing List

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    This new bilingual (German and English), moderated mailing list is designed for professionals in "museums, universities and other academic institutions, as well as ... students of the arts, cultural sciences, museology and history." The list will focus primarily on questions related to museums, especially museums and the Internet, but it is also intended to be interdisciplinary and will include archaeological, historical, cultural, and artistic information. Users may read archived messages and join the list at the above URL.

  4. Integrated Chemical List

    Cancer.gov

    Some Long Island breast cancer advocates, who have been interested in the Long Island Breast Cancer Study Project (LIBCSP), submitted a list of chemicals and other agents of concern to them as possible causes of breast cancer. Many of the agents are already included in the LIBCSP. The table lists both the agents of community interest and those included in the LIBCSP, and is called the Integrated Chemical List.

  5. Unix & NT List Forum

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This is an unmoderated list for anyone who uses any flavor of the UNIX operating system, or Windows NT as their Internet server. List topics are open to anything that involves the setup, maintenance, administration, or use of UNIX or NT. Of special interest will be those discussions that compare aspects of each operating system and extoll the good and/or bad features of each. Subscription information and list archives can be found at the website.

  6. Cognitive Science mailing list

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    1997-01-01

    COGSCI is an open, unmoderated discussion list about Cognitive Science. Topics including artificial intelligence, linguistics, philosophy, connectionism, psychology, conferences, lectures, and publications.

  7. VOCATIONAL COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR EMPLOYMENT IN THE AGRICULTURAL-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN MICHIGAN.

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    CHRISTENSEN, MAYNARD; CLARK, RAYMOND M.

    THIS STUDY WAS CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE THE VOCATIONAL COMPETENCIES NEEDED FOR EMPLOYMENT BELOW THE MANUFACTURING LEVEL IN THE AGRICULTURAL-CHEMICAL INDUSTRY IN MICHIGAN. NINE FUNCTIONS PERFORMED IN THE INDUSTRY WERE LISTED--RESEARCH, TRANSPORTATION, PROCESSING, PUBLIC RELATIONS, SALES, SERVICE, OFFICE RECORDS AND MANAGEMENT, MAINTENANCE, AND…

  8. General Shop Competencies in Vocational Agriculture for 9th and 10th Grade Classes.

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    Novotny, Ronald; And Others

    The document presents unit plans which offer list of experiences and competencies to be learned for general shop occupations in vocational agriculture. The units include: (1) arc welding, (2) oxy-acetylene welding, (3) flat concrete, (4) concrete block, (5) lumber patterns and wood building materials, (6) metal fasteners, (7) wood adhesives, (8)…

  9. Health Services: Clinical. Respiratory Therapy Aide. Instructor's Manual. Competency-Based Education.

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    Cave, Julie; And Others

    This instructor's manual consists of materials for use in presenting a course in the occupational area of respiratory therapy aide. Included in the first part of the guide are a program master sequence; a master listing of instructional materials, equipment, and supplies; an overview of the competency-based vocational education (CBVE) system; and…

  10. The Purposes of and Competencies Developed Through Occupational Experience for Vocational Education Teachers. Final Report.

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    Burrow, Jim; Groneman, Nancy

    The purpose of this study was to define the role of occupational experience in preparing vocational business and office education teachers. A multistep procedure was utilized to identify purposes of occupational experience and to validate teaching competencies. Second, a literature review was completed to generate a list of purposes of…

  11. Korean ESL learners' pragmatic competence: motivation, amount of contact, and length of residence

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    Ahn, Soo Jin

    2009-05-15

    ...???????????????????.. 71 Background Information Questionnaire ....??????... 71 Mini-Attitude/Motivation Test Battery ??....??............. 75 Measurement of English Pragmatic Competence ???..... 77 Data Collection Procedures... x LIST OF TABLES TABLE Page 1 Summary of Demographic Descriptive Statistics ????????... 70 2 Components of The Mini-AMTB ?????....................................... 77 3 Description of DCT Situations ???????????????? 80...

  12. Kompetenscentrum Frbrnningsprocesser Centre of Competence Combustion Processes

    E-print Network

    KCFP Kompetenscentrum Förbränningsprocesser Centre of Competence Combustion Processes Annual Report of Competence Combustion Processes Faculty of Engineering, LTH P.O. Box 118 SE-221 00 Lund Sweden #12;KCFP Centre of Competence Combustion Processes The Centre of Competence Combustion Processes, KCFP, started

  13. Communicative Competence: Theory and Classroom Practice.

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    Savignon, Sandra J.

    Within the framework of viewing communicative competence as a prerequisite to linguistic competence, rather than vice versa, this paper considers the following: (1) the nature of communicative competence; (2) the implications of communicative competence for second language teaching; and (3) ways in which the teacher can begin to make a foreign…

  14. Establishing Competence: Qualification of Power Plant Personnel.

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    Chapman, Colin R.

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the International Atomic Energy Agency's definition of competence for nuclear power plant operations personnel, how competence can be identified with intellectual, physical, and psychological attributes, how levels of competence are determined, how education, training, and experience establish competence, objectives and costs of training…

  15. Exit competencies in pathology and laboratory medicine for graduating medical students: the Canadian approach.

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    Ford, Jason; Pambrun, Chantale

    2015-05-01

    Physicians in every medical and surgical field must be able to use pathology concepts and skills in their practice: for example, they must order and interpret the correct laboratory tests, they must use their understanding of pathogenesis to diagnose and treat, and they must work with the laboratory to care for their patients. These important concepts and skills may be ignored by medical schools and even national/international organizations setting graduation expectations for medical students. There is an evolving international consensus about the importance of exit competencies for medical school graduates, which define the measurable or observable behaviors each graduate must be able to demonstrate. The Canadian Association of Pathologists (CAP) Education Group set out to establish the basic competencies in pathology and laboratory medicine which should be expected of every medical graduate: not competencies for pathologists, but for medical graduates who intend to enter any residency program. We defined 4 targets for pathology and laboratory medicine exit competencies: that they represent only measurable behaviors, that they be clinically focused, that they be generalizable to every medical graduate, and that the final competency document be user-friendly. A set of competencies was developed iteratively and underwent final revision at the 2012 CAP annual meeting. These competencies were subsequently endorsed by the CAP executive and the Canadian Leadership Council on Laboratory Medicine. This clinically focused consensus document provides the first comprehensive list of exit competencies in pathology and laboratory medicine for undergraduate medical education. PMID:25776028

  16. Juvenile offenders: competence to stand trial.

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    Soulier, Matthew

    2012-12-01

    This article details the legal background and assists the reader in the preparation and practical conduct of evaluations regarding juvenile adjudicative competency. The material is presented to be useful as a guide to direct questions of competency and covers aspects of evaluation that include: legal standard for competency to stand trial, developmental immaturity, current practice in juvenile competency to stand trial, forensic evaluation of juvenile competency to stand trial, organizing the evaluation, collateral sources of information, psychiatric evaluation of juvenile adjudicative competency, assessment of mental disorder and intellectual disability, assessment of developmental status, assessment of functional abilities for adjudicative competence, and reaching the forensic opinion. PMID:23107566

  17. NSSDC Data Listing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1979-01-01

    Data available from the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) are listed. The spacecraft, principal investigator, the experiment, and time span of the data are given. A listing is also included of ground-based data, models, computer routines and composite spacecraft data that are available from NSSDC.

  18. Ocean Life Web List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This reference list contains 35 web sites with resources that complement the museum's Hall of Ocean Life exhibit. The sites are broken into four categories: General, Conservation, Activities and Curriculum, and Ocean Folklore. A recommended grade level is listed for many of the sites.

  19. Associative list processing unit

    DOEpatents

    Hemmert, Karl Scott; Underwood, Keith D.

    2013-01-29

    An associative list processing unit and method comprising employing a plurality of prioritized cell blocks and permitting inserts to occur in a single clock cycle if all of the cell blocks are not full. Also, an associative list processing unit and method comprising employing a plurality of prioritized cell blocks and using a tree of prioritized multiplexers descending from the plurality of cell blocks.

  20. Genetics Book List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This OLogy reference list has seven kid-friendly books on genetics. A short description is given for each title, along with author name and publisher. The list includes illustrated looks at cells, genes, and DNA, hands-on activities and solve-it-yourself mysteries, and easy-to-understand and thought-provoking explorations of cloning and genetic engineering.

  1. Gestalt Selectors List

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    The Gestalt Manager, part of the Mac OS since System 6.0.4, allows applications to know any number of details about the environment (software and hardware) in which they have been launched. The Gestalt Selectors List Overview provides an online list of all currently known selectors and includes a function for searching the database.

  2. Discussion List: Migration

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    Combining efforts, the Zoological Research Institute and Museum Alexander Koenig (ZFMK) and the American Society of International Law/ Wildlife Interest Group have launched a new discussion list. The Migration discussion list "provides a forum for researchers, conservationists and members of the legal profession interested in the conservation of migratory species."

  3. List of HIPAA Identifiers

    Cancer.gov

    List of HIPAA Identifiers ER-0001-F1 VER. 1.0.0 Effective Date: 9/14/2011 Page 1 of 1 The following is a list of the HIPAA Identifiers referenced in the federal regulations: Names; All geographical subdivisions smaller than a state, including

  4. Teaching "Schindler's List."

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    Goldstein, Phyllis

    1995-01-01

    Asserts that the motion picture, "Schindler's List," explores the human capacity for monumental evil as well as the capacity for extraordinary courage. Describes "Facing History and Ourselves: A Guide to Schindler's List," which provides an interdisciplinary framework for examining the film and exploring this period of history. (CFR)

  5. Book List 2000.

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    Nathan, Richard P.

    Noting that reading can have different purposes, this annotated bibliography features "books for good reading that are also good for you." The list contains a large number of biographies. Recently added books are marked with a diamond. The list contains 126 books, many of them very recent but some of them old and personal favorites of the…

  6. Addressing Competencies for the Future in the Professional Curriculum

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    Kelley, Kristi W.; Hammer, Dana P.; Haines, Stuart T.; Marlowe, Karen F.

    2009-01-01

    This paper reviews the literature, analyzes current and future practice, develops a list of competencies necessary for future pharmacists, and provides recommendations to pharmacy's academic enterprise regarding curricula of the future. Curricula of the future will center around 3 functional roles for pharmacists: patient-centered care, population-based care, and systems management; and must also foster the development of 5 cross-cutting abilities in student pharmacists: professionalism, self-directed learning, leadership and advocacy, interprofessional collaboration, and cultural competency. Future curricula must be developed in an evidence-based manner, focus less on information storage and retrieval, engage student pharmacists in a variety of highly interactive learning experiences, and expand experiential learning opportunities throughout all years. PMID:20221349

  7. Impact of Clinical Performance Examination on Incoming Interns' Clinical Competency in Differential Diagnosis of Headache

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    Park, Seong-Min; Kim, Bo-Kyoung; Kim, Hyoeun

    2014-01-01

    Background In Korea, clinical performance examination (CPX) has been included in license examination for medical doctors since 2009 in order to improve clinical performance of medical students. This study aimed to evaluate the contribution of CPX to medical education. Methods Clinical competency in the differential diagnosis of secondary headache was compared between the incoming interns in 2009 unexposed to CPX and the incoming interns in 2010 exposed to CPX, using the data of patients who visited the emergency department due to headache (181 patients seen by 60 CPX non-exposed interns and 150 patients seen by 50 CPX-exposed interns). We obtained the data by reviewing electronic medical records and nominal lists of doctors. Clinical competency was assessed by sensitivity and specificity between the diagnostic impression by interns and the final diagnosis. The association between CPX exposure and clinical competency in secondary headache diagnosis was evaluated using multiple logistic regression analysis. Results When we assessed clinical competency on the basis of all listed diagnostic impressions, sensitivity and specificity were 67.9% and 80.0%, respectively, for headaches seen by CPX-exposed interns, and 51.7%, and 71.7%, respectively, for headaches seen by CPX non-exposed interns. Multivariable adjusted logistic regression analysis showed exposure to CPX was not associated with increased competency for identifying secondary headache. Conclusion Exposure to CPX as a part of the medical license examination was not effective for the improvement of clinical competency of interns in identifying secondary headache. PMID:24724000

  8. Lists of Bests

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    Maintained by Bill Turner (a programmer for Yahoo), this irreverent site is a helpful and entertaining compilation of "best of" lists. Culled from a variety of sources, along with several lists created especially for the Web site, Turner got the idea for the site after deciding to attempt to read all the books on the Random House "Best 100 Books of the 20th Century." Currently, the site's lists are divided into the categories of books, movies, and music. The music section has some interesting lists, including "The Guardian's Alternative Top 100 Albums Ever," "Album of the Year" Grammy Award Winners, and Rolling Stone's "Readers' 100." The book section features close to twenty lists, including "The 100 Best Lesbian and Gay Novels," "Sports Illustrated's Top 100 Sports Books of All Time," and the Hugo Award Winners list. While every "best of" list tends to raise eyebrows, visitors will find this site a real delight and a source of real fodder for heated debates and discussions with colleagues and friends.

  9. Student Competency Profile Chart: A Competency Based Vocational Education Instrument.

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    Martell, John L.

    This document defines, describes usage of, and provides samples of student competency profiles being used in 17 vocational programs at Rutland Area Vocational-Technical Center in Rutland, Vermont. The profiles cover the following programs: auto body, auto mechanics, business/data processing, cabinetmaking, carpentry/masonry, culinary arts,…

  10. NSSDC data listing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1982-01-01

    The first part of this listing, Satellite Data, is in an abbreviated form compared to the data catalogs published by NSSDC. It is organized by NSSDC spacecraft common name. The launch date and NSSDC ID are printed for each spacecraft. The experiments are listed alphabetically by the principal investigator's or team leader's last name following the spacecraft name. The experiment name and NSSDC ID are printed for each experiment. The data sets are listed by NSSDC ID following the experiment name. The data set name, data form code, quantity of data, and the time span of the data as verified by NSSDC are printed for each data set.

  11. USGS Online Map Lists

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The US Geological Survey maintains maps of geological and environmental features in the US. Now, finding a map has been made easier through the creation of Online Map Lists, a list that provides information exclusively on USGS published topographic maps and a small number of related maps. Researchers, students, and map enthusiasts may view or search for maps by state, specific map name, or latitude and longitude. Within longitude and latitude users can specify a 1-degree by 1-degree block of latitude and longitude to retrieve a list of all published USGS topographic maps within that block.

  12. Mesopotamian Star Lists

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Horowitz, Wayne

    Sumerian and Akkadian names of stars and constellations occur in cuneiform texts for over 2,000 years, from the third millennium BC down to the death of cuneiform in the early first millennium AD, but no fully comprehensive list was ever compiled in antiquity. Lists of stars and constellations are available in both the lexical tradition and astronomical-astrological tradition of the cuneiform scribes. The longest list in the former is that in the series Urra = hubullu, in the latter, those in Mul-Apin.

  13. The Johns Hopkins University Administrative Competency Dictionary The Johns Hopkins UniversityAdministrative Competency Dictionary

    E-print Network

    von der Heydt, Rüdiger

    The Johns Hopkins University Administrative Competency Dictionary The Johns Hopkins UniversityAdministrative Competency Dictionary Customer Focus Interpersonal Savvy DecisionMaking Planning Functional/Technical Skills Administrative Competency Dictionary CustomerFocus Establishes and maintainseffective relationshipswith

  14. NSSDC data listing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Horowitz, Richard

    1991-01-01

    The purpose here is to identify, in a highly summarized way, data available from the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC). Most data are maintained as offline data sets gathered from individual instruments carried on spacecraft; these comprise the Satellite Data Listing. Descriptive names, time spans, data form, and quality of these data sets are identified in the listing, which is sorted alphabetically, first by spacecraft name and then by the principal investigator's or team leader's last name. Several data sets not associated with individual spaceflight instruments are identified in separate listings following the Satellite Data Listing. These include composite spacecraft data sets, ground based data, models, and computer routines. NSSDC also offers data via special services and systems in a number of areas, including the Astronomical Data Center, Coordinated Data Analysis Workshops, NASA Climate Data System, Pilot Land Data System, and Crustal Dynamics Data Information System.

  15. Computational Chemistry List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Computational Chemistry List (CCL) was established as an independent electronic forum for chemistry researchers and educators from around the world. The discussions cover all aspects of computational chemistry.

  16. Associative list processing unit

    DOEpatents

    Hemmert, Karl Scott; Underwood, Keith D

    2014-04-01

    An associative list processing unit and method comprising employing a plurality of prioritized cell blocks and permitting inserts to occur in a single clock cycle if all of the cell blocks are not full.

  17. List identifies threatened ecosystems

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Showstack, Randy

    2012-09-01

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) announced on 9 September that it will develop a new Red List of Ecosystems that will identify which ecosystems are vulnerable or endangered. The list, which is modeled on the group's Red List of Threatened Species™, could help to guide conservation activities and influence policy processes such as the Convention on Biological Diversity, according to the group. “We will assess the status of marine, terrestrial, freshwater, and subterranean ecosystems at local, regional, and global levels,” stated Jon Paul Rodriguez, leader of IUCN's Ecosystems Red List Thematic Group. “The assessment can then form the basis for concerted implementation action so that we can manage them sustainably if their risk of collapse is low or restore them if they are threatened and then monitor their recovery.”

  18. Petra Book List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This reference list has books on archaeology, with titles for both children and adults. A short description is given for each book, along with author name, publisher, publication date, and ISBN number.

  19. Urban Leaders List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The National Urban League is sponsoring the Urban Leaders List as a place to discuss improving inner-city communities for young people and adults. The National Urban League is on a mission of social and educational development of youth, economic self-sufficiency, and racial inclusion. The leadership of all 114 Urban Leagues will be joining the list as well as our volunteers from corporate America, churches, and universities and others who self-select themselves as leaders. The list will be a center for self-help. People who join will be expected to share information that can help somebody. The list is free and will focus on leadership development and support, systems change, and resource creation and optimization. All are welcome. send e-mail to: Majordomo@nul.org in the body of the message type: subscribe urban-leaders yourfirstname yourlastname

  20. PubList

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    PubList uses sources such as R.R. Bowker's Ulrich's International Periodicals Directory to provide bibliographic data for more than 150,000 publications and hyperlinks to some publishers. A private company, founded by Frederick Bowes III, "PubList.com's goal is to provide publishers with a new way to use the Internet to reach and serve world wide audiences in a more efficient and cost effective manner." From the Homepage, users can browse categories such as publisher, title, and subject or search all fields by keyword; the Search page allows custom searches of selected fields. Among other information, returns include frequency of publication, format, contact information for publishers, availability of reviews, and document delivery service listings when applicable. Each periodical listing also includes a link to the source records.

  1. An Energy Resource List.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    VocEd, 1979

    1979-01-01

    Selected energy resource information, from both federal and private sources, is listed under funding, general information and assistance, recycling, solar, transportation, utilities, and wind power. Books, pamphlets, films, journals, newsletters, and other materials are included. (MF)

  2. Word Style List

    Cancer.gov

    This list of commonly used words and phrases shows preferred usage and is intended to serve as adjunct information to the following authoritative style manuals selected by NCI portal managers for use on NCI's main website.

  3. Competencies for psychology practice in primary care.

    PubMed

    McDaniel, Susan H; Grus, Catherine L; Cubic, Barbara A; Hunter, Christopher L; Kearney, Lisa K; Schuman, Catherine C; Karel, Michele J; Kessler, Rodger S; Larkin, Kevin T; McCutcheon, Stephen; Miller, Benjamin F; Nash, Justin; Qualls, Sara H; Connolly, Kathryn Sanders; Stancin, Terry; Stanton, Annette L; Sturm, Lynne A; Johnson, Suzanne Bennett

    2014-01-01

    This article reports on the outcome of a presidential initiative of 2012 American Psychological Association President Suzanne Bennett Johnson to delineate competencies for primary care (PC) psychology in six broad domains: science, systems, professionalism, relationships, application, and education. Essential knowledge, skills, and attitudes are described for each PC psychology competency. Two behavioral examples are provided to illustrate each competency. Clinical vignettes demonstrate the competencies in action. Delineation of these competencies is intended to inform education, practice, and research in PC psychology and efforts to further develop team-based competencies in PC. PMID:24820690

  4. Competent Systems: Effective, Efficient, Deliverable.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Abramson, Bruce

    Recent developments in artificial intelligence and decision analysis suggest reassessing the approaches commonly taken to the design of knowledge-based systems. Competent systems are based on models known as influence diagrams, which graphically capture a domain's basic objects and their interrelationships. Among the benefits offered by influence…

  5. Competency Tutoring Program. Tutor's Guide.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Public Education Association, New York, NY.

    This guide describes specific strategies that can be used by an adult tutor to help students prepare for the high school basic competency test in mathematics and reading. Included are test taking tips and a series of suggestions for practice work in reading and math. The use of practical materials such as newspaper advertisements and telephone…

  6. Investigating Graduate Competences: Survey Results

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Academy for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (NJ1), 2009

    2009-01-01

    This document presents the views of a broad spectrum of stakeholders regarding the importance of equipping learners with various global generic competences and how best to integrate these into the curriculum. Nearly 2700 survey responses were gathered from employers and the higher education sector. The responses from the higher education sector…

  7. Competency-Based Horticulture. Floriculture.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, IL.

    One of two competency-based horticulture curriculum guides developed by an Illinois project, this Floriculture guide provides the classroom teacher with specific tasks determined by state industry personnel to be necessary for entry-level job placement. It is intended for horticulture education at the senior high school and two year college level.…

  8. Handwriting Development, Competency, and Intervention

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Feder, Katya P.; Majnemer, Annette

    2007-01-01

    Failure to attain handwriting competency during the school-age years often has far-reaching negative effects on both academic success and self-esteem. This complex occupational task has many underlying component skills that may interfere with handwriting performance. Fine motor control, bilateral and visual-motor integration, motor planning,…

  9. Competency Based Refresher Nurse Curriculum.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lombardo, Mary C.

    This competency-based course is designed to update the skills and knowledge of inactive nurses desiring to return to active practice. Focus of the course is on organizing and managing patient care using the nursing process; performing nursing procedures, including medication administration; and reintegrating oneself into the professional…

  10. Culturally competent psychiatric nursing care.

    PubMed

    Wilson, D W

    2010-10-01

    Evidence-based descriptions of culturally competent psychiatric nursing care are scarce. This study explored the perceptions of clients with mental illness regarding the overall effectiveness of psychiatric nursing care in meeting their cultural needs, and psychiatric nurses' perceptions of how and to what extent they provided culturally competent psychiatric mental health nursing care to diverse client populations. This descriptive study employed a qualitative research design using a multi-method data collection approach consisting of in-depth individual client interviews and a self-administered nurse questionnaire. Client participants tended to minimize the importance of receiving care related to their cultural needs. They described (1) encouraging and reassuring me; (2) speaking up for me; and (3) praying a lot as essential to their care. Nurse participants perceived their psychiatric nursing care to be culturally competent; however, few described specific strategies for incorporating cultural beliefs and practices into nursing care. Client participant lacked awareness of their cultural needs and had difficulty identifying and describing specific nursing interventions that contributed to positive mental health outcomes. Nurses perceived that they provided culturally competent care but actually lacked specific knowledge and skills to do so effectively. PMID:21050338

  11. Death Competence: An Ethical Imperative

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gamino, Louis A.; Ritter, R. Hal, Jr.

    2012-01-01

    The authors argued that death competence, defined as specialized skill in tolerating and managing clients' problems related to dying, death, and bereavement, is a necessary prerequisite for ethical practice in grief counseling. A selected review of the literature tracing the underpinnings of this concept reveals how a robust construct of death…

  12. Ohio Information Technology Competency Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.

    This profile includes a comprehensive set of information technology competencies that are grounded in core academic subject areas and built around four occupational clusters (information services and support, network systems, programming and software development, and interactive media) that reflect the job opportunities and skills required for…

  13. Cultural Competence in Business Japanese.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Koike, Shohei

    Cultural competence in business Japanese requires more than superficial knowledge of business etiquette. One must truly understand why Japanese people think and act differently from their American counterparts. For example, instruction in the use of Japanese taxis must be accompanied by instruction in the concept and implications of seating order…

  14. Teaching and Assessing Surgical Competence

    E-print Network

    Casavant, Tom

    are teaching 8) Putting it together into a plan 9) Appendix a) General Ophthalmology Surgery Formative Feedback Henderson's Ophthalmology paper on OASIS e) Dr Lee's Ophthalmology paper on the competencies Course of Medical Student Education for the ophthalmology department. d) Dr Tim Johnson does a high volume

  15. Assessing Intercultural Competence: A Review

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lombardi, Marissa R.

    2010-01-01

    Educators and employers increasingly acknowledge the value of intercultural competence. While most higher education institutions consider these skills as important outcomes for their graduates, few have specifically addressed the means by which to measure the wide variety of results. Having and using intercultural assessment tools will allow…

  16. Competency Based Assessment: An Update.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McNamara, James E.

    This literature review outlines the assessment activities for competency based education (CBE) in five different disciplines in higher education, and discusses two approaches to assessment in programs leading to degrees in library science and media. Assessment efforts in CBE programs relating to library science and media are emphasized in order to…

  17. The Social Competence of Play.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fein, Greta G.

    This is a study of how young children gain social competence through pretend play or role playing. Subjects were 38 Caucasian children (19 females, 19 males) who were observed at four ages: 12, 18, 24 and 30 months. The same set of toys, which included a doll, a saucepan, doll bottles, coffee mug, teacup, teaspoon, doll crib, blanket, toy phone…

  18. Political Education Competencies K-12.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services.

    Cognitive and behavioral objectives of a K-12 political education program are outlined. Four major categories of competencies are presented: (1) understanding the essential roles of government in any society; (2) knowledge of the structure and functioning of the American government at the national, state, and local levels; (3) understanding the…

  19. Bacterial Transformation (Chemically Competent Cells)

    E-print Network

    '-30'. 5) Heat shock at 42o C for EXACTLY 45". Do not exceed 45". 6) Allow cells to recover on wet iceBacterial Transformation (Chemically Competent Cells) Leslie Vosshall 1/22/2001 1) Retrieve transformation. Once thawed, aliquots cannot be re-frozen, so discard extra cell volume if you are only

  20. Science Competencies That Go Unassessed

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gilmer, Penny J.; Sherdan, Danielle M.; Oosterhof, Albert; Rohani, Faranak; Rouby, Aaron

    2011-01-01

    Present large-scale assessments require the use of item formats, such as multiple choice, that can be administered and scored efficiently. This limits competencies that can be measured by these assessments. An alternative approach to large-scale assessments is being investigated that would include the use of complex performance assessments. As…

  1. Residential Construction. Competencies for Articulation.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Southeast Community Coll., Lincoln, NE.

    Developed by high school teachers and junior college instructors in cooperation with representatives of business and industry, these materials are designed to help students move from class to class, from secondary to postsecondary education, and from school to employment. The materials consist of student outcomes; competencies for job or advanced…

  2. Communicative Competence, 1966-1996.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cazden, Courtney B.

    The evolution of the concept of communicative competence (CC) in language learning and teaching is traced since 1966, when D. H. Hymes first discussed it publicly. His concept of CC had its theoretical origins in the convergence of transformational generative grammar and the ethnography of communication, and was first discussed at a conference on…

  3. Developing Culturally Competent Family Services.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farrar, Amy; Xiong, Dao

    1999-01-01

    Illustrates several key cultural perspectives that must be considered in order to overcome communication barriers when providing culturally competent family services. Describes the challenges encountered by Hmong and other Southeast Asian families at a parent center. Presents an account of a Hmong father's experiences seeking care for his child…

  4. Competency-Based Behavioral Interviewing

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garrigues, Sarah M.

    2012-01-01

    Directors too often rely primarily on their hunches to guide them in employee selection. But what if their hunches are only 30 percent correct? Potentially, one bad hire could be responsible for a noticeable decrease in enrollment and, as a result, the school's net revenue. In this article, the author discusses the Competency-Based Behavioral…

  5. E-Mail Lists: Selectivity Makes Lists Efficient.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wilson, Bradley

    2001-01-01

    Notes that email lists have become a popular way for people with similar interests to communicate. Discusses the JEAHELP email list, a private, unmoderated list owned by Candace Perkins Bowen, a past president of the Journalism Education Association. Discuses things to think about before sending a message to an email distribution list. (RS)

  6. High-Stakes, Minimum-Competency Exams: How Competent Are They for Evaluating Teacher Competence?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Goodman, Gay; Arbona, Consuelo; Dominguez de Rameriz, Romilia

    2008-01-01

    Increasingly, teacher educators recommend authentic, performance-related measures for evaluating teacher candidates. Nevertheless, more states are requiring teachers to pass high-stakes, minimum-competency exams. This study examined the relation between teacher candidate scores on authentic measures and their scores on certification exams required…

  7. Measurement Issues in Promoting Continued Competence.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Waddell, Donna L.

    2001-01-01

    Considers definitions and models for ensuring nursing competence, including mandatory continuing education, peer review, and practice or process audits. Reviews ways to select measurement paradigms and instruments and to interpret data. Advocates establishment of practice standards and essential competencies. (SK)

  8. February 11 Professional Services Competency Framework

    E-print Network

    Bearhop, Stuart

    & Collaboration: Works with others towards shared goals cooperatively and collaboratively with other teams UseFebruary 11 Professional Services Competency Framework Commercial Awareness: Understands these competency definitions to discuss how effectively tasks are carried out, recognising strengths and focusing

  9. Competencies in occupational and environmental health nursing.

    PubMed

    2007-11-01

    The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. has delineated nine categories of competency in occupational and environmental health nursing. Within each category, three levels of achievement or competence are identified. PMID:18019767

  10. Concerning National Competency Examinations in Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shoemaker, David M.

    1979-01-01

    Several aspects of national competency tests are discussed: two conceptualizations; arguments pro and con; the federal perspective; a distillation of support and opposition to arguments judged unique to national competency tests; and a hypothetical procedure for implementation. (MH)

  11. Relationship between language competence and emotional competence in middle childhood.

    PubMed

    Beck, Luna; Kumschick, Irina R; Eid, Michael; Klann-Delius, Gisela

    2012-06-01

    Research on children's emotional competence has received considerable attention in the last decade, including the role of language. Language competence (LC) and emotional competence (EC) comprise multiple components. These components and their specific interrelations have not been studied sufficiently. In our study, we examined relations between multiple components of LC and EC in a sample of 210 school-age children. Five measures represented LC: receptive vocabulary, verbal fluency, literacy, narrative structure, and the narrative use of evaluative devices. Four measures represented EC: expressive emotion vocabulary, declarative emotion knowledge, awareness of mixed emotions, and facial emotion recognition. Results showed strong positive correlations between LC and EC ranging between r = .12 and r = .45. In particular, receptive vocabulary and literacy were closely related to emotion knowledge and awareness of mixed emotions. A confirmatory factor analysis revealed that there is a common general ability factor for LC and EC. We discuss why receptive vocabulary and literacy might be so strongly related to emotion knowledge in school-age children. Our findings have implications for developmental psychologists, educational research, and speech-language pathologists. PMID:22148995

  12. Executive competencies in healthcare administration: preceptors of the Army-Baylor University Graduate Program.

    PubMed

    Finstuen, Kenn; Mangelsdorff, A David

    2006-01-01

    The purpose of this research was to identify the mentoring and executive competencies required among preceptors of the Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health and Business Administration, and to specify the requisite skills, knowledge, and abilities (SKAs) needed to achieve those competencies. In the first wave of inquiry, a list of 123 competencies and associated SKAs was elicited from a network of 80 current and past preceptor executives employing a Delphi methodology using e-mail. An expert panel, which consisted of seven past program directors, examined and sorted the list into four preceptor content domains, viz., Health Systems Management (HS Management), Leadership, Residency Administration, and Community Involvement. Frequency analyses showed that the HS Management domain constituted over half of the competencies, with particular emphasis on strategic thinking, planning, billing, finance, manpower, and contracting. In the second wave, the preceptor Delphi network reviewed the expertpanel list and made 7-pointSKA importance ratings on an 80-item structured questionnaire representative of the four domains. Findings indicated thataverage SKA ratings were reliable and agreed upon to a high degree among preceptors. Results, rank ordered by SKA item means within preceptor content domains and overall, suggested that the most important rated items centered on teamwork, negotiation, interpersonal skills, communication, leadership vision, and customer and healthcare business operations. Outcomes from the competency list are expected to be useful for preceptor mentoring, self-assessment, and for professional development. Additionally, specific SKAs can provide a means for developing job requirements and career performance criteria at a behavioral task level, and can contribute information for identifying continuing education and conference topical needs. PMID:16700444

  13. Global management competencies: a theoretical foundation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joost Bücker; Erik Poutsma

    2010-01-01

    Purpose – This paper aims to contribute to the understanding of the concept of “global management competencies”. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – An extensive review of most of the relevant literature on global management competencies was done. By investigating four constructs, i.e. the global mindset, cross-cultural competence, intercultural sensitivity and cultural intelligence, all related to “global management competencies” the authors made an in-depth

  14. NSSDC data listing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Horowitz, Richard; King, Joseph H.

    1990-01-01

    In a highly summarized way, data available from the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) is identified. Most data are offline data sets (on magnetic tape or as film/print products of various sizes) from individual instruments carried on spacecraft; these compose the Satellite Data Listing. Descriptive names, time spans, data form, and quantity of these data sets are identified in the listing, which is sorted alphabetically-first by spacecraft name and then by the principal investigator's or team leader's last name. Several data sets held at NSSDC, not associated with individual spaceflight instruments, are identified in separate listings following the Satellite Data Listing. These data sets make up the Supplementary Data Listings and include composite spacecraft data sets, ground-based data, models, and computer routines. The identifiers used in the Supplementary Data Listings were created by NSSDC and are explained in the pages preceding the listings. Data set form codes are listed. NSSDC offers primarily archival, retrieval, replication, and dissemination services associated with the data sets discussed in the two major listings identified above. NSSDC also provides documentation which enables the data recipient to use the data received. NSSDC is working toward expanding presently limited capabilities for data subsetting and for promotion of data files to online residence for user downloading. NSSDC data holdings span the range of scientific disciplines in which NASA is involved, and include astrophysics, lunar and planetary science, solar physics, space plasma physics, and Earth science. In addition to the functions mentioned above, NSSDC offers data via special services and systems in a number of areas, including Astronomical Data Center (ADC), Coordinated Data Analysis Workshops (CDAWs), NASA Climate Data System (NCDS), Pilot Land Data System (PLDS), and Crustal Dynamics Data Information System (CDDIS). Furthermore, NSSDC has a no-password account on its SPAN/Telenet-accessible VAX through which the NASA Master Directory and selected online data bases are accessible and through which any data described here may be ordered. Astrophysics data support by NSSDC is not limited to the ADC. Each of these special services/systems is described briefly.

  15. Domestic Violence, Emotional Competence, and Child Adjustment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Katz, Lynn Fainsilber; Hessler, Danielle M.; Annest, Amalia

    2007-01-01

    This article examined emotion competence in children exposed to domestic violence (DV). It also examined the hypothesis that children's emotional competence mediates relations between DV and children's later difficulties with peers and behavioral adjustment. DV was assessed when children were at the age of five, emotional competence was assessed…

  16. Dell Hymes's Construct of "Communicative Competence"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cazden, Courtney B.

    2011-01-01

    Cazden reflects on theoretical and sociopolitical origins of Hymes's construct of communicative competence in events occurring just before and after 1960 in the U.S. She comments on Hymes's emphasis on competence not as abstract systemic potential of a language, but as capability located in individual persons; and she explores competence as both…

  17. Generic Competency Frameworks: A Brief Historical Overview

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Young, Jolee; Chapman, Elaine

    2010-01-01

    Significant efforts have now been made to identify the generic competencies required to succeed across different workplace contexts. The aims of this paper were to: (i) outline factors that contributed to the increased demand for generic competencies seen over the last three decades; and (ii) review the early generic competency frameworks…

  18. Medical Education and the Tyranny of Competency

    E-print Network

    Aris, John P.

    Medical Education and the Tyranny of Competency 90 ABSTRACT Those who educate medical students the most prevalent buzzword in medical education today.To read a journal article or an official document in medical educa- tion is to be washed over by waves of general competencies, core competencies, cultural

  19. New Directions in Assessing Mental Competence

    PubMed Central

    Silberfeld, Michel

    1992-01-01

    As guardianship laws have been reformed and the concept of partial guardianship has emerged, traditional definitions of competency have changed and traditional methods of competency assessment have become inadequate. Ways are needed to assess capacity for particular functions, or decision-specific competence. This article explores ethical, conceptual, and practical difficulties and outlines an assessment model. PMID:21221296

  20. Competency and Art Education. A Critique.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    MacGregor, Nancy, Ed.

    Focusing on competency in art education, the seven essays in this critique deal essentially with two aspects of this topic: as it appears to manifest itself in competency-based teacher education (CBTE), and how competency might be interpreted to serve in the name of art education. In the introductory section, "Art Educators focus on Controversy,"…

  1. Expanding Multicultural Competence through Social Justice Leadership

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Arredondo, Patricia; Perez, Patricia

    2003-01-01

    Social justice and multicultural competence have been inextricably linked for nearly four decades, influencing the development of multicultural competency standards and guidelines and organizational change in psychology. This response provides a historical perspective on the evolution of competencies and offers clarifications regarding their…

  2. Building Construction. Competency-Based Education Curriculum.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    West Virginia State Vocational Curriculum Lab., Cedar Lakes.

    Developed and field-tested over a 2-year period by vocational teachers in West Virginia, this competency-based building construction curriculum contains five units of study: Safety, form carpentry, carpentry, masonry, and plumbing. Each unit is subdivided into several competencies, and for each competency taught the performance objectives,…

  3. Establishing Essential Competencies for Program Evaluators

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Stevahn, Laurie; King, Jean A.; Ghere, Gail; Minnema, Jane

    2005-01-01

    This article presents a comprehensive taxonomy of essential competencies for program evaluators. First, the authors provide a rationale for developing evaluator competencies, along with a brief history of the initial development and validation of the taxonomy of essential evaluator competencies in King, Stevahn, Ghere, and Minnema (2001). Second,…

  4. Science Unlimited: Grades K-6 Competency Matrix.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Div. of Arts and Sciences.

    This competency matrix matches the primary and intermediate Science Unlimited lessons with the established competencies which appear in the Science Unlimited competency continuum. Primary lessons deal with: investigating dripping faucets; classification/sorting; smell; eyes; color; air; weather; observation and description; mystery boxes; change;…

  5. Interactive Media Technologies. State Competency Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This document contains 143 competencies, grouped into 25 units, for tech prep programs in the interactive media technologies cluster. The competencies were developed through collaboration of Ohio business, industry, and labor representatives and secondary and associate degree educators. The competencies are rated either "essential" (necessary to…

  6. Competence: Conceptual Approach and Practice in France

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Le Deist, Francoise

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this article is to analyse the conceptual approaches to competence and practice in competence management in France. Design/methodology/approach: Extensive literature review, discussion with academic experts in the French competence network of AGRH and interviews concerning developments following the 2003 national agreement…

  7. Competencies: Fuzzy Concepts to Context. Symposium.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    2002

    This document contains three papers from a symposium titled "Competence: Fuzzy Concepts to Context.""Sales Superstars: Defining Competencies Needed for Sales Performance" (Darlene Russ-Eft, Edward Del Gaizo, Jeannie Moulton, Ruth Pangilinan) discusses a study in which an analysis of 1,688 critical incidents revealed 16 competencies that define the…

  8. Health Technologies State Tech Prep Competency Profile.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.

    This "tech prep" state competency profile contains all the competencies required and recommended for entry-level employees in occupations in the health technologies cluster. Introductory materials include the following: descriptions of the different types of competencies (essential ones that must be included in all new tech prep programs and…

  9. Cultural Competence of International Humanitarian Workers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chang, Wei-Wen

    2007-01-01

    As global interaction and cultural diversity become prominent, cultural competence has received more attention. To understand nonprofit organizations' (NPO's) international workers' learning process in terms of cultural competence, this study used a cultural competence attainment model as a theoretical framework, enlisted 10 Taiwanese…

  10. Phytochromes in photosynthetically competent plants

    SciTech Connect

    Pratt, L.H.

    1990-07-01

    Plants utilize light as a source of information in photomorphogenesis and of free energy in photosynthesis, two processes that are interrelated in that the former serves to increase the efficiency with which plants can perform the latter. Only one pigment involved in photomorphogenesis has been identified unequivocally, namely phytochrome. The thrust of this proposal is to investigate this pigment and its mode(s) of action in photosynthetically competent plants. Our long term objective is to characterize phytochrome and its functions in photosynthetically competent plants from molecular, biochemical and cellular perspectives. It is anticipated that others will continue to contribute indirectly to these efforts at the physiological level. The ultimate goal will be to develop this information from a comparative perspective in order to learn whether the different phytochromes have significantly different physicochemical properties, whether they fulfill independent functions and if so what these different functions are, and how each of the different phytochromes acts at primary molecular and cellular levels.

  11. SJU Virtual Education List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    New list: VIRTED - Uses of VIRTUAL REALITY in Education is an open, unmoderated discussion list for teachers, students and anyone else interested in the uses of virtual reality in education and learning. The goal of the list is to explore the use and potential uses of virtual reality environments in both traditional and alternative educational settings, the effects of virtual reality environments upon the learning process, and the efficacy of using virtual reality as an educational delivery system. Review of research, publications and observations related to EDUCATIONAL uses of virtual reality are welcome and encouraged. The mission is to shed light on this new avenue of education and learning which takes place in both text based environments as well as graphic environments.

  12. The Atomic Line List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This latest version of the Atomic Line List, hosted by the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Kentucky and maintained by Peter van Hoof of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics, provides "a compilation of approximately 923,000 allowed, inter-combination and forbidden atomic transitions." The database allows users to identify observed atomic absorption and emission features. The data are accessed through a query form, and the output format may be customized. The makers of this site request that researchers acknowledge the Atomic Line List (including the URL) if data are used in a paper.

  13. Sign Language Film List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Lubotsky, John

    In learning any language, a good way to hone your listening skills to range of common speakers is by watching movies in the language, and sign language is no exception. Although referring to it as using your listening skills may be a bit of a stretch, viewing different people sign can be good real-life practice in order to learn the nuisances of individuals' "speech." The Sign Language Film List has attempted to compile a complete of a list of films and other works available in American Sign Language, and their efforts should be rewarding to students, speakers and instructors.

  14. Health Literacy Practices and Educational Competencies for Health Professionals: A Consensus Study

    PubMed Central

    Coleman, Clifford A.; Hudson, Stan; Maine, Lucinda L.

    2013-01-01

    Health care professionals often lack adequate knowledge about health literacy and the skills needed to address low health literacy among patients and their caregivers. Many promising practices for mitigating the effects of low health literacy are not used consistently. Improving health literacy training for health care professionals has received increasing emphasis in recent years. The development and evaluation of curricula for health professionals has been limited by the lack of agreed-upon educational competencies in this area. This study aimed to identify a set of health literacy educational competencies and target behaviors, or practices, relevant to the training of all health care professionals. The authors conducted a thorough literature review to identify a comprehensive list of potential health literacy competencies and practices, which they categorized into 1 or more educational domains (i.e., knowledge, skills, attitudes) or a practice domain. The authors stated each item in operationalized language following Bloom's Taxonomy. The authors then used a modified Delphi method to identify consensus among a group of 23 health professions education experts representing 11 fields in the health professions. Participants rated their level of agreement as to whether a competency or practice was both appropriate and important for all health professions students. A predetermined threshold of 70% agreement was used to define consensus. After 4 rounds of ratings and modifications, consensus agreement was reached on 62 out of 64 potential educational competencies (24 knowledge items, 27 skill items, and 11 attitude items), and 32 out of 33 potential practices. This study is the first known attempt to develop consensus on a list of health literacy practices and to translate recommended health literacy practices into an agreed-upon set of measurable educational competencies for health professionals. Further work is needed to prioritize the competencies and practices in terms of relative importance. PMID:24093348

  15. Contact hours, skills fairs, and competency assessment.

    PubMed

    Pilcher, Jobeth; Stone, Lisa; Reynolds, Regina

    2013-01-01

    Various regulatory agencies have indicated the need to measure initial and ongoing competency among health care workers. Yet, what is competency and how can it be measured? In reality, competency assessment is about outcomes. Maintaining and advancing our knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities is important for achieving optimal patient outcomes. Competency assessment should go beyond the act of attending lectures and skills fairs. Competency assessment should be a time when nurses can demonstrate and document their problem-solving and decision-making skills, inclusion of best practices, and evidence of how those skills make a difference for the patients they care for. PMID:23985474

  16. Promoting curiosity through the enhancement of competence.

    PubMed

    Kedge, Stephen; Appleby, Ben

    Because of the political and professional expectation that nurses engage in independent lifelong learning, nurses have to be able to teach themselves. Furthermore, their learning needs to be at the correct educational level. A culture of curiosity is therefore a key requirement of modern nursing. This article analyses a theory that cyclically links curiosity to competency and argues that curiosity thrives in an environment that maximizes competency. The nature and dimensions of competency are discussed. The article examines the importance of competence in nursing practice. It discusses what the principles of best practice are in relation to using competency to maximise curiosity in the clinical learning environment. PMID:20505582

  17. Competence and the occupational therapy entrepreneur.

    PubMed

    Foto, M

    1998-10-01

    That which constitutes competence in an occupational therapy entrepreneur is not well delineated, even though the role of entrepreneur requires that such a person possess a particular set of knowledge and skills in order to be competent. The question of competence in an occupational therapy entrepreneur is increasingly important because the number of practitioners assuming this role has grown in recent times. Indeed, a connection exists between the competence of occupational therapy entrepreneurs and the future stature of the profession. Still, the issue remains: How will occupational therapy entrepreneurs be judged competent? Peer evaluation is one possibility, but the ultimate measure will be marketplace success. PMID:9777066

  18. Last Update: 5-14-12 Assessment Competency Evaluation Form

    E-print Network

    Gelfond, Michael

    ), Supervision (Functional Competency), Professionalism (Foundational Competency), Individual and Cultural Diversity (Foundational Competency), & Ethical Legal Standards and Policy (Foundational Competency) Clinical __________ Semester/Year ___________ The Clinical Psychology division will adhere to the criteria outlined

  19. Safety -Honesty -Competence -Fairness -Faithfulness Ethics in Engineering

    E-print Network

    Fenster, Sam

    Safety - Honesty - Competence - Fairness - Faithfulness Ethics in Engineering Sam Fenster - Competence - Fairness - Faithfulness #12;Safety - Honesty - Competence - Fairness - Faithfulness "Ethics principles are: · Public safety and well-being · Honesty · Competence · Fairness · Faithfulness #12

  20. Differentiating nursing leadership and management competencies.

    PubMed

    Jennings, Bonnie Mowinski; Scalzi, Cynthia C; Rodgers, James D; Keane, Anne

    2007-01-01

    As the foundation of evaluating content for nursing leadership and administration courses, leadership and management competencies were identified from a literature review of 140 articles published between 2000-2004. Similarities and differences among the competencies were assessed. A large intersection of common competencies was discovered, indicating a lack of discrimination between leadership and management competencies. Arguably, this fusion ignores the different purposes served by leadership and management. Alternately, the convergence of leadership and management competencies might reflect that traditional distinctions have narrowed. Nevertheless, ambiguity persists regarding essential leadership and management competencies and the way they are reflected in nursing curricula. If concerns about the work environment are to be remedied for patients and staff, nurse educators are urged to act quickly to identify requisite competencies and better align course content with them. This will better prepare nurse administrators to succeed in their arduous work. PMID:17678681

  1. RARE DISEASES LIST

    EPA Science Inventory

    The rare disease list includes rare diseases and conditions for which information requests have been made to the Office of Rare Diseases. A rare disease is defined as a disease or condition for which there are fewer than 200,000 affected persons alive in the United States. The Of...

  2. List of Speakers

    Cancer.gov

    List of Speakers Timothy Block, PhD Director and Professor The Jefferson Center Thomas Jefferson University 700 East Butler Avenue, Suite 238 Doylestown, PA 18901 Phone: (215) 489-4948 Fax: (215) 489-4920 E-mail: tim.block@mail.tju.edu Ronald

  3. Water Conservation Resource List.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    NJEA Review, 1981

    1981-01-01

    Alarmed by the growing water shortage, the New Jersey State Office of Dissemination has prepared this annotated list of free or inexpensive instructional materials for teaching about water conservation, K-l2. A tipsheet for home water conservation is appended. (Editor/SJL)

  4. Summer Job Listings.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Winds of Change, 1995

    1995-01-01

    Lists summer positions offered by various public agencies, corporations, and universities for high school, college and graduate students. Positions include internships, employment, and cooperative educational opportunities. Includes a brief description, required prerequisites, deadline and requirements for application, and contact person. Some…

  5. List Group Label

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2012-01-01

    This web page describes a vocabulary strategy, List-Group-Label, that provides students with a way to recognize the relationships between words and concepts using their prior knowledge about a topic. The page describes the benefits of using the strategy and provides an instructional sequence for teachers to follow when implementing the strategy. A blank graphic organizer and references are included.

  6. NSSDC data listing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Horowitz, Richard; King, Joseph H.

    1993-01-01

    This document identifies, in a highly summarized way, all the data held at the NSSDC. These data cover astrophysics and astronomy, solar and space physics, planetary and lunar, and Earth science disciplines. They are primarily, but not exclusively, from past and ongoing NASA spaceflight missions. We first identify all the data electronically available through NSSDC's principal online (magnetic disk-based) and nearline (robotics jukebox-based) systems, and then those data available on CDROM's. Finally, we identify all NSSDC-held data, the majority of which are still offline on magnetic tape, film, etc., but including the electronically accessible and CD-ROM resident data of earlier sections. These comprehensive identifications are in the form of two listings, one for the majority of NSSDC-held data sets resulting from individual instruments flown on individual spacecraft, and the other listing for the remainder of NSSDC-held data sets which do not adhere to this spacecraft/experiment/dataset hierarchy. The latter listing is presented in two parts, one for the numerous source catalogs of the NSSDC-operated Astronomical Data Center, and the other for the remainder. Access paths to all these data, and to further information about each, are also given in the related sections of this Data Listing. Note that this document is a companion to the electronically accessible information files (in particular, the NASA Master Directory) at NSSDC which also identify NSSDC-resident (and other) data.

  7. Lists of committees

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    2015-03-01

    Lists of the members of the International Programme Advisory Committee of the 21st IAEA Technical Meeting on Research using Small Fusion Devices(RUSFD), the International Advisory Committee of the 15th Latin American Workshop on Plasma Physics (LAWPP) and the Local Organizing Committee of the Joint RUSFD, LAWPP Meeting can be found in the PDF.

  8. Internship List Company: Gordmans

    E-print Network

    Minnesota, University of

    Hospitality Intern Location: Fargo, ND Degree: Management Website: https://rn21.ultipro.com/tmi1000/JobInternship List Company: Gordmans Position: Store Intern Location: Fargo, ND Degree: Management Website: http://careerlink.com/job/view/3153/006607 Company: Verizon Wireless Position: Retail/Management

  9. International Space Station Human Behavior and Performance Competency Model: Volume I

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Schmidt, Lacey

    2008-01-01

    This document defines Human Behavior and Performance (HBP) competencies that are recommended to be included as requirements to participate in international long duration missions. They were developed in response to the Multilateral Crew Operations Panel (MMOP) request to develop HBP training requirements for the International Space Station (ISS). The competency model presented here was developed by the ITCB HBPT WG and forms the basis for determining the HBP training curriculum for long duration crewmembers. This document lists specific HBP competencies and behaviors required of astronauts/cosmonauts who participate in ISS expedition and other international longduration missions. Please note that this model does not encompass all competencies required. For example, outside the scope of this document are cognitive skills and abilities, including but not limited to concentration, memorization, perception, imagination, and thinking. It is assumed that these skills, which are crucial in terms of human behavior and performance, are considered during selection phase since such professionally significant qualities of the operator should be taken into consideration in order to ensure sufficient baseline levels that can be further improved during general astronaut training. Also, technical competencies, even though critical for crewmembers, are beyond the scope of this document. It should also be noted that the competencies in this model (and subsequent objectives) are not intended to limit the internal activities or training programs of any international partner.

  10. The Geography of Equity Listing: Why Do Companies List Abroad?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marco Pagano; Ailsa A; Josef Zechner

    2002-01-01

    This paper documents aggregate trends in the foreign listings of companies, and analyzes their distinctive prelisting characteristics and postlisting performance. In 1986-1997, many European companies listed abroad, mainly on U.S. exchanges, while the number of U.S. companies listed in Europe decreased. European compa- nies that cross-list tend to be large and recently privatized firms, and expand their foreign sales after

  11. UCHC Competency Checklist: ORIENTATION: MA (ED) PositionTitle: Medical Assistant, Emergency Department Employee Name: _________________ Unit: Emergency Department

    E-print Network

    Oliver, Douglas L.

    Verbalizes role responsibility during: Code Blue E Code Pink E #12;UCHC Competency Checklist: ORIENTATION: MA responsibility during: Code Red E Code Yellow (Level I , Level II, Level III) E C. DOCUMENTATION / COMMUNICATION Log/Valuables Checklist Locates on-call list Operates & answers nurse call system Pharmacy service

  12. A Study of Entry-Level Employment Technological Competencies for the Junior College Graduates Majoring in Electronic Engineering.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chen, Woei-Kae; Chang, Liang-Te

    A study examined the technological competencies of the electronic engineering departments of junior colleges in Taiwan. It used a combination of two methods--a revised DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) process and a revised V-TECS (Vocational-Technical Education Consortium of States) process--to analyze the duty/task profile and task/element list of…

  13. Competence Ontology for Network Building

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hajlaoui, Kafil; Boucher, Xavier; Beigbeder, Michel; Girardot, Jean Jacques

    The overall objective of this research is to engineer a decision aid approach to support the identification of collaborative networks which could then constitute potential Virtual Breeding Environments. An interesting aspect of this approach is working with internet and thus considered an "open universe" of potential partners. In this perspective, the paper puts the focus on extracting essential facets of firm competences using an ontology approach. The method followed to construct the ontology is presented as well as a brief introduction on its use. This work is part of an on going project to produce cognitive aids to support decisions when seeking to form partnerships and establish VBEs.

  14. History - Child - Family Discussion List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This new unmoderated mailing list has been created to "enable exchange of ideas and resources among teachers and researchers of childhood and family history in Britain and Europe." The homepage contains list information and searchable message archives.

  15. Deep Sea Vents Web List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This student-friendly list has eight web sites that relate to deep sea vents. A short description follows each site, listing the reference materials, interactive tools, videos, sound recordings, photo archives, or other resources that can be found there.

  16. Measuring competence: collaboration for safety.

    PubMed

    Randolph, Pamela K; Hinton, Janine E; Hagler, Debra; Mays, Mary Z; Kastenbaum, Beatrice; Brooks, Ruth; DeFalco, Nick; Miller, Kathy; Weberg, Dan

    2012-12-01

    Few options are available to nursing regulatory boards for the evaluation of nursing competency in registered nurses who are reported for practice breakdown. To address this deficiency, the authors conducted funded research through collaboration between their respective institutions: a state nursing regulatory board, a community college nursing program, and a state university nursing program. Through this collaboration, a competency evaluation process that used high-fidelity simulation was developed and was called the nursing performance profile (NPP). The NPP process consisted of evaluation of videotaped performances of registered nurses providing simulated patient care in three successive situations. Nurses who were experienced in both practice and supervision rated the performances according to scoring guidelines developed by the authors. Findings showed that the NPP process has the potential to (1) provide regulators, educators, and employers with a quantitative picture of nurse performance across nine areas essential to safe practice, and (2) establish a basis for recommending a specific remediation plan or continuing professional development. PMID:23181406

  17. Genetics of Mosquito Vector Competence

    PubMed Central

    Beerntsen, Brenda T.; James, Anthony A.; Christensen, Bruce M.

    2000-01-01

    Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for significant human morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Efforts to control mosquito-borne diseases have been impeded, in part, by the development of drug-resistant parasites, insecticide-resistant mosquitoes, and environmental concerns over the application of insecticides. Therefore, there is a need to develop novel disease control strategies that can complement or replace existing control methods. One such strategy is to generate pathogen-resistant mosquitoes from those that are susceptible. To this end, efforts have focused on isolating and characterizing genes that influence mosquito vector competence. It has been known for over 70 years that there is a genetic basis for the susceptibility of mosquitoes to parasites, but until the advent of powerful molecular biological tools and protocols, it was difficult to assess the interactions of pathogens with their host tissues within the mosquito at a molecular level. Moreover, it has been only recently that the molecular mechanisms responsible for pathogen destruction, such as melanotic encapsulation and immune peptide production, have been investigated. The molecular characterization of genes that influence vector competence is becoming routine, and with the development of the Sindbis virus transducing system, potential antipathogen genes now can be introduced into the mosquito and their effect on parasite development can be assessed in vivo. With the recent successes in the field of mosquito germ line transformation, it seems likely that the generation of a pathogen-resistant mosquito population from a susceptible population soon will become a reality. PMID:10704476

  18. Libsoft: Software for Librarians List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    A list focusing on software of particular interest to librarians has recently been created. This site contains subscription information and list archives. The list is unmoderated and open for anyone to discuss "troubleshooting, bug reports and announcements of new products or releases of existing products" of both OCLC and non-OCLC software, including Cataloger's Desktop. This list does not address subjects relating to the web, linux and particular OPACs.

  19. NSSDC Data listing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    1981-01-01

    A convenient reference to space science and supportive data available from the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC) is provided. Satellite data are organized by NSSDC spacecraft common name. The launch date and NSSDC ID are given. Experiments are listed alphabetically by the principal investigator or team leader. The experiment name and NSSDC ID, data set ID, data set name, data form code, quantity of data, and the time span of the data as verified by NSSDC are shown. Ground-based data, models, computer routines, and composite spacecraft data that are available from NSSDC are listed alphabetically by discipline, source, data type, data content, and data set. The data set name, data form code, quantity of data, and the time span covered where appropriate are included.

  20. Finance Site List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Maintained by the Journal of Finance "for those interested in understanding and teaching financial ideas," this extensive metasite links readers to institutions, publications, and people engaged in finance research. In addition to links to online finance journals, working paper collections, and research centers, the Finance Site List presents additional metasites and educational resources as well as statistical software information and the "interesting, fun and odd" among finance homepages.

  1. Husbands Mailing List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Husbands is a discussion group where you can search for answers from other men who have had or share the same experiences. This list is to discuss issues that relate to or stem from being a husband, i.e. your significant other, in-laws, living together, children, sex, money, everyday things, etc., and other issues such as career or education and how they relate to being a husband. Archive and/or subscription information available at the above URL.

  2. Dragonfly Email List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Dragonfly, a collaboration between the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Miami University (Ohio) and the National Science Teachers Association, is the online companion to a print magazine of the same name that is published bimonthly during the school year. Dragonfly also supports an email list that "connects children with real scientists and other young investigators around the world." Dragonfly promises to be a step forward in interactive learning for elementary school science.

  3. Developing gerontological competency: a curriculum approach.

    PubMed

    Galambos, Colleen; Curl, Angela

    2013-01-01

    This study describes a competency-based educational approach to course development, implementation, and evaluation. The course model is presented, including its philosophical base. The authors hypothesized that student participation in a competency-based graduate gerontology course would increase their perceived competency level. Results indicate that students (N?=?74 students; 2008-2011) rated their competency skill level as higher at posttest than at the pretest (paired t-tests, p < .01), as measured by the Geriatric Social Work Competency Scale II. In addition, pretest/posttest results on the Myths of Aging checklist and Expectations Regarding Aging survey supported increases of perceived knowledge of older adults at posttest (p < .01). This project illustrates the benefits of organizing and implementing competency-based curriculum so that students are better prepared to work with older adults when they graduate. PMID:23701513

  4. Join Our Online Mailing List

    Cancer.gov

    Home About TCGA People and Contacts Join Our Online Mailing List Join Our Online Mailing List To receive the latest cancer genomics news and announcements from The Cancer Genome Atlas, sign up for TCGA updates. To sign up for our email list: Send

  5. A New Academic Vocabulary List

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Gardner, Dee; Davies, Mark

    2014-01-01

    This article presents our new Academic Vocabulary List (AVL), derived from a 120-million-word academic subcorpus of the 425-million-word Corpus of Contemporary American English (COCA; Davies 2012). We first explore reasons why a new academic core list is warranted, and why such a list is still needed in English language education. We also provide…

  6. The world list of cycads

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ken D. Hill; Dennis W. Stevenson; Roy Osborne

    2004-01-01

    A list of the 305 currently recognized cycad species is given, along with citations of the original place of publication and\\u000a the location of type specimens when known. Included in the list are currently recognized infraspecific taxa, brief geographical\\u000a ranges, and a partial list of synonyms for each taxon.

  7. Global Grocery List Project

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Global Grocery List Project was designed by The Landmark Project and is supported by the Global SchoolNet Foundation. Through the Global Grocery List Project students share local grocery prices to build a growing table of data which is then available to use for computation, analysis, and conclusion-building within the context of social studies, science, mathematics and other disciplines. Since 1987, the project has collected grocery prices from classes all over the world. The website provides information on how to participate and posts the grocery list to use for students in the U.S. as well as other parts of the world, which are kept separate because of the different units of measure and currencies in use. A class can participate at no cost by filling out an online form that includes their local grocery prices and can also view prices already posted by using a search form. Teachers can also read about lesson strategies that have been submitted by teachers using the project and by the project coordinator.

  8. Evaluating medico-legal decisional competency criteria.

    PubMed

    Whiting, Demian

    2015-06-01

    In this paper I get clearer on the considerations that ought to inform the evaluation and development of medico-legal competency criteria-where this is taken to be a question regarding the abilities that ought to be needed for a patient to be found competent in medico-legal contexts. In the "Decisional Competency in Medico-Legal Contexts" section I explore how the question regarding the abilities that ought to be needed for decisional competence is to be interpreted. I begin by considering an interpretation that takes the question to be asking about the abilities needed to satisfy an idealized view of competent decision-making, according to which decisional competency is a matter of possessing those abilities or attributes that are needed to engage in good or effective or, perhaps, substantially autonomous or rational decision-making. The view has some plausibility-it accords with the way decisional competency is understood in a number of everyday contexts-but fails as an interpretation of the question regarding the abilities that should be needed for decisional competence in medico-legal contexts. Nevertheless, consideration of why it is mistaken suggests a more accurate interpretation and points the way in which the question regarding the evaluation of medico-legal competency criteria is to be answered. Building on other scholarly work in the area, I outline in the "Primary and Secondary Requirements" section several requirements that decisional competence criteria ought to satisfy. Then, in the "Applying the Framework" section, I say something about the extent to which medico-legal competency criteria, as well as some models of decisional competency proposed in the academic literature, fulfil those requirements. PMID:23807736

  9. Genetic transformation of immobilized competent cells

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Elena Efremenko; Teimur Aliev; Anna Panina; Irina Badalian; Sergey Varfolomeyev

    2000-01-01

    This study describes the investigation of the possibility of genetic transformation of already immobilized competent cells\\u000a by plasmids. The preliminary prepared competent cells were entrapped into granules of an insoluble carrier, a cryogel of poly(vinyl\\u000a alcohol). The specific activity of organophosphate hydrolase and ampicillin resistance conferred by pOPf1 plasmid were used\\u000a as markers of successful transformation of the immobilized competent

  10. Managerial competence in the smaller organization

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Scott Taylor; Richard Thorpe

    2001-01-01

    Abstract This paper explores management,development,and competence,in smaller organizations from the perspectives of managers,and managed. Lack of managerial competence,is commonly cited as the primary reason for the failure of smaller companies to perform to their potential, and government policy in the UK seeks to address this issue. In this paper, we propose that managerial competence,in the everyday contexts of managing people

  11. Cultural competency of graduating BSN nursing students.

    PubMed

    Kardong-Edgren, Suzan; Cason, Carolyn L; Brennan, Ann Marie Walsh; Reifsnider, Elizabeth; Hummel, Faye; Mancini, Mary; Griffin, Carolyn

    2010-01-01

    Providing culturally appropriate care is an essential nursing competency for new graduates. Multiple curricular approaches are being used to achieve this end. When measured by Campinha-Bacote's Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competency Among Healthcare Professionals-R, graduating students (n = 515) from six different BSN programs scored, on average, in the culturally aware range. These results suggest that no one curricular approach is proving to be more effective than another in achieving essential cultural competency. PMID:21086864

  12. Competency Patient Care Sub Domain History Taking

    E-print Network

    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    experience) o Low health literacy o Professionalism challenges (boundary issues, inappropriate behavior) o Electronic Health Records o Time constraints o Competing demands on attention o Privacy issues Therapeutic

  13. Cultural competencies for graduate nursing education.

    PubMed

    Clark, Lauren; Calvillo, Evelyn; Dela Cruz, Felicitas; Fongwa, Marie; Kools, Susan; Lowe, John; Mastel-Smith, Beth

    2011-01-01

    Nursing is challenged to meet the health needs of ethnic and socioculturally diverse populations. To this end, American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) charged an expert nursing faculty advisory group to formulate competencies for graduate nursing education, expanding them to integrate leadership and scholarship. The Cultural Competency in Baccalaureate Nursing Education served as the springboard for the initiative. In formulating the graduate cultural competencies and the toolkit, the advisory group reviewed all AACN Essentials documents and the cultural competency literature, drew upon their collective experiences with cultural diversity, and used cultural humility as the supporting framework. Six core competencies were formulated and endorsed by the AACN board of directors and key professional nursing organizations. A companion toolkit was compiled to provide resources for the implementation of the competencies. A 1-day conference was held in California to launch the cultural competencies and toolkit. Dissemination to graduate nursing programs is in process, with emphasis on faculty readiness to undertake this graduate educational transformation. The AACN Cultural Competencies for Graduate Nursing Education set national standards to prepare culturally competent nurses at the graduate level who will contribute to the elimination of health disparities through education, clinical practice, research, scholarship, and policy. PMID:21596352

  14. Evaluating Community Health Advisor (CHA) Core Competencies: The CHA Core Competency Retrospective Pretest/Posttest (CCCRP).

    PubMed

    Story, Lachel; To, Yen M

    2014-11-20

    Health care and academic systems are increasingly collaborating with community health advisors (CHAs) to provide culturally relevant health interventions that promote sustained community transformation. Little attention has been placed on CHA training evaluation, including core competency attainment. This study identified common CHA core competencies, generated a theoretically based measure of those competencies, and explored psychometric properties of that measure. A concept synthesis revealed five CHA core competencies (leadership, translation, guidance, advocacy, and caring). The CHA Core Competency Retrospective Pretest/Posttest (CCCRP) resulted from that synthesis, which was administered using multiple approaches to individuals who previously received CHA training (N = 142). Exploratory factor analyses revealed a two-factor structure underlying the posttraining data, and Cronbach's alpha indicated high internal consistency. This study suggested some CHA core competencies might be more interrelated than previously thought, and two major competencies exist rather than five and supported the CCCRP's use to evaluate core competency attainment resulting from training. PMID:25416701

  15. Quantum quenches and competing orders

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Fu, Wenbo; Hung, Ling-Yan; Sachdev, Subir

    2014-07-01

    We study the nonequilibrium dynamics of an electronic model of competition between an unconventional charge density wave (a bond density wave) and d-wave superconductivity. In a time-dependent Hartree-Fock+BCS approximation, the dynamics reduces to the equations of motion of operators realizing the generators of SU(4) at each pair of momenta, (k,-k), in the Brillouin zone. We also study the nonequilibrium dynamics of a quantum generalization of a O(6) nonlinear ? model of competing orders in the underdoped cuprates [Hayward et al., Science 343, 1336 (2014), 10.1126/science.1246310]. We obtain results, in the large N limit of a O(N) model, on the time dependence of correlation functions following a pulse disturbance. We compare our numerical studies with recent picosecond optical experiments. We find that, generically, the oscillatory responses in our models share various qualitative features with the experiments.

  16. Oak Ridge National Laboratory Core Competencies

    SciTech Connect

    Roberto, J.B.; Anderson, T.D.; Berven, B.A.; Hildebrand, S.G.; Hartman, F.C.; Honea, R.B.; Jones, J.E. Jr.; Moon, R.M. Jr.; Saltmarsh, M.J.; Shelton, R.B. [and others

    1994-12-01

    A core competency is a distinguishing integration of capabilities which enables an organization to deliver mission results. Core competencies represent the collective learning of an organization and provide the capacity to perform present and future missions. Core competencies are distinguishing characteristics which offer comparative advantage and are difficult to reproduce. They exhibit customer focus, mission relevance, and vertical integration from research through applications. They are demonstrable by metrics such as level of investment, uniqueness of facilities and expertise, and national impact. The Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has identified four core competencies which satisfy the above criteria. Each core competency represents an annual investment of at least $100M and is characterized by an integration of Laboratory technical foundations in physical, chemical, and materials sciences; biological, environmental, and social sciences; engineering sciences; and computational sciences and informatics. The ability to integrate broad technical foundations to develop and sustain core competencies in support of national R&D goals is a distinguishing strength of the national laboratories. The ORNL core competencies are: 9 Energy Production and End-Use Technologies o Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technology o Advanced Materials Synthesis, Processing, and Characterization & Neutron-Based Science and Technology. The distinguishing characteristics of each ORNL core competency are described. In addition, written material is provided for two emerging competencies: Manufacturing Technologies and Computational Science and Advanced Computing. Distinguishing institutional competencies in the Development and Operation of National Research Facilities, R&D Integration and Partnerships, Technology Transfer, and Science Education are also described. Finally, financial data for the ORNL core competencies are summarized in the appendices.

  17. Employees' Perceptions of the Opportunities to Utilize Their Competences: Exploring the Role of Perceived Competence Mobilization

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lai, Linda

    2011-01-01

    Perceived competence mobilization is the degree to which employees perceive that they have adequate opportunities to utilize their competences in their current jobs. The findings of the research reported here suggest that employees' perceived competence mobilization is associated with a number of favourable employee attitudes, including intrinsic…

  18. Overall Core Competencies for Health 1 Overall Core Competencies for Health

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    The County Agent providing health information should possess a level of health literacy which will allow them health of self and others. Basic components of health literacy include: Critical thinking and problemOverall Core Competencies for Health 1 Overall Core Competencies for Health General Competencies

  19. The Assessment of Occupational Competence. 4. The Definition and Measurement of Competence in Higher Education.

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    Huff, Sheila M.; And Others

    Focusing on the competency based education movement (CBE), this chapter is one of seven sections of a report that examines the assessment of occupational competence. The chapter begins by reviewing the prominent CBE programs, their institutional objectives, and how competencies are identified and assessed. In particular, the degree to which…

  20. Competencies for the Contemporary Career: Development and Preliminary Validation of the Career Competencies Questionnaire

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    Akkermans, Jos; Brenninkmeijer, Veerle; Huibers, Marthe; Blonk, Roland W. B.

    2013-01-01

    A new and promising area of research has recently emerged in the field of career development: career competencies. The present article provides a framework of career competencies that integrates several perspectives from the literature. The framework distinguishes between reflective, communicative, and behavioral career competencies. Six career…

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  6. One Book List

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    One Book List. From the announcement by Paul Phillips, InterNIC Information Services: "My proposal is this: one book. I would like for each of you to decide on a single book that you would most like for the world to read, and mail me the author and title. The book that, for you, was the most influential, or thought-provoking, or enjoyable, or moving, or philosophically powerful, or deep in some sense you cannot properly define, or any other criteria you wish to set."

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    This unmoderated mailing list/newsgroup provides a forum for scientific discussion on the one hand by people who are distressed by the negative effects that waste can have on the natural environment (soil, water, air and the seas) and on the other hand by people involved in collecting, fractioning, conditioning, recycling or dumping wastes. It is intended for the integrated discussion of all waste-related topics. Web-based subscription is available (see above URL). 1.Send an email to majordomo@cedar.at 2.Subject line does not matter 3.Mail text should read: subscribe waste your@email.address example: subscribe waste john.smith@mail.org

  8. A journey to pediatric chemotherapy competence.

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    Andam, Rachel; Silva, Melissa

    2008-08-01

    Chemotherapy and biotherapy use has increased due to its effectiveness as a treatment for childhood cancer. Nurses need to demonstrate knowledge of these agents' mechanism of action, adverse effects, safe handling, and monitoring parameters. Competence of nurses administering chemotherapy and biotherapy needs to be assessed to ensure safety and quality care. Review of literature reveals that a comprehensive education program and skills validation are the most thorough means of assessing chemotherapy competency. The chemotherapy competency program at the Children's National Medical Center (CNMC) was evaluated and was noted to be inadequate. Although a self-learning module on intravenous push chemotherapy administration and a 1-hour lecture on chemotherapy administration were offered during orientation, there was limited reevaluation of competence at regular intervals. As a result of a literature review, multi-institutional surveys, and intensive review of the CNMC chemotherapy administration module, a comprehensive chemotherapy/biotherapy competency program was developed for nurses administering chemotherapeutic agents. The CNMC chemotherapy competency program was formed with a didactic content course utilizing the Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy/Biotherapy Provider Course combined with initial and yearly skills validation. After offering both the didactic portion and three-part competency skills set, nurses have indicated improved satisfaction with the methodology of achieving chemotherapy competency. PMID:18638670

  9. Improving Social Competence through Character Education

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    Cheung, Chau-kiu; Lee, Tak-yan

    2010-01-01

    Character education is supposed to meet early adolescents' need (i.e., eighth and ninth graders) for strengthening social competence. Moreover, adolescents' engagement in character education is integral to their learning from the education. The engagement and deficit in social competence are therefore plausible conditions for the effectiveness of…

  10. Disability Competency in Community Relations and Counseling

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    Gibson, Jennifer

    2007-01-01

    It is essential for a school public relations professional to be familiar with disability competency as it relates to counseling programs within the schools and community. This article is an introduction to disability competency in such settings. The initial discussion highlights a historical perspective of the treatment of persons with…

  11. Competence-Based Education and Training

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    Mulder, Martin

    2012-01-01

    This contribution aims at informing readers about a current education and training design approach which is based on theory building and practical experience. It is about the development of comprehensive competence-based education, which is different from earlier attempts to develop competence-based education. In many education development…

  12. Multicultural competence: Criteria and case examples

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    Nancy Downing Hansen; Fran Pepitone-Arreola-Rockwell; Anthony F. Greene

    2000-01-01

    How do you as a professional psychologist know if you are competent to treat clients whose cultural origins and values differ from your own? What awareness, knowledge, and skills do you need? With whom should you consult? When should you refer? Adopting an idiographic, inclusive approach, the authors identify 12 minimal multicultural competencies for practice and illustrate their usefulness through

  13. Sustainable Competence: A Study of a Bank

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    Hagstrom, Tom; Backstrom, Tomas; Goransson, Susanna

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: Decentralization and company cultures have emerged to master increasing external flexibility, as in a competitive bank in Sweden, raising issues of the sustainability in terms of competence and competence development. The purpose of this paper is to study how the staff members in a bank perceive a company culture and how this perception…

  14. Competency-Based Teacher Education: A Scenario.

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    Weber, Wilford A.; Cooper, James M.

    This fictitious scenario embodies all the characteristics and dimensions for a fully developed competency-based teacher education program envisioned by the authors. A single program and its implications for students, faculty, and the institution are presented. Specific areas of the program covered 1) a fundamental description of the competency

  15. Competency-Based Early Childhood Teacher Education.

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    Rosberg, Merilee

    This paper describes the competency-based early childhood preservice program at Iowa's Mount Mercy College, which is for people working with children from birth through age 8, including children with special needs. Program content encompasses five competency areas: child growth and development; developmentally appropriate learning; health, safety,…

  16. Technology management competences supporting the business strategy

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    Victoria E. Erosa; Pilar E. Arroyo

    2009-01-01

    The execution of the business strategy requires the integration of market conditions, organizational capabilities and direction. Under this principle, Top Management needs to align theirs and the firm's human resources competences with the business strategy and the characteristics of the business environment. Competences represent a dynamic combination of knowledge, expertise, attitudes and responsibilities acquired through professional studies that are used

  17. Instructional Design Competencies: The Standards. Third Edition.

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    Richey, Rita C.; Fields, Dennis C.; Foxon, Marguerite

    In 1986, the International Board of Standards for Training, Performance, and Instruction (IBSTPI) published the first edition of "Instructional Design [ID] Competencies: The Standards." It was the culmination of work that began in 1978. In this third edition, IBSTPI presents its latest view of the competencies of instructional designers. It is a…

  18. Developing a skills-based competency course.

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    Chappell, Kathy; Koithan, Mary

    2012-12-01

    Skills-based competency programs evaluate whether participants can demonstrate knowledge, skills, and professional behaviors associated with a skill in a simulated or actual clinical setting. Critical elements for program development include accurate and precise outcome statements that delineate the skill to be performed and valid and reliable evaluation criteria that identify the critical behaviors necessary for safe and competent performance. PMID:23181403

  19. Scottish Visitor Attractions: Managerial Competence Requirements

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    Watson, Sandra; McCracken, Martin; Hughes, Moira

    2004-01-01

    This paper presents the findings from a study into managerial competence in the Scottish visitor attraction sector. It provides an insight into the range, diversity and perceived importance of current and future competences highlighting differences based on gender, age, size, level of training and location. Although the main findings reveal a…

  20. A Chinese Perspective of Communication Competence.

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    Chen, Guo-Ming

    To avoid the Anglo-Saxon culture mode, which dominates the current study of human communication in all contexts, the concept of communication competence can be examined from the perspective of Chinese culture. The conceptualization and empirical indicators used for the measurement of communication competence strongly reflect a Western cultural…

  1. Masonry. Teacher's Guide. Competency Based Education Curriculum.

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    Long, Diana

    This teacher's guide is designed to accompany the competency based masonry student materials (see note). It is intended for use as a reference and aid in implementing the curriculum. The guide includes these sections: Identification and Validation of Job Titles and Competencies, Functions of the Developmental Committee, Program Organization…

  2. College Students' Writing: An Assessment of Competence

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    Ruth E. Knudson

    1998-01-01

    The following 3 focuses were identified in this study: (a) analyzing the characteristics of students' writing that most contributed to their passing or failing the Subject A Examination, an evaluation of student writing competence required by the University of California; (b) designing instruction to help college-bound students develop their writing with respect to criteria essential for competent writing; and (c)

  3. Integrating Research Competencies in Massage Therapy Education.

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    Hymel, Glenn M.

    The massage therapy profession is currently engaged in a competency-based education movement that includes an emphasis on promoting massage therapy research competencies (MTRCs). A systems-based model for integrating MTRCs into massage therapy education was therefore proposed. The model and an accompanying checklist describe an approach to…

  4. A Competency-Based System for Composition.

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    Lewis, Nancy; Sbaratta, Philip

    This packet of competency-based instructional materials was developed for use in all sections of North Shore Community College's developmental composition course. Introductory material traces the development of the competency-based system at the college, which stemmed from a need for a more consistent approach in the composition classes. Next, the…

  5. Taxonomy for Assessing Evaluation Competencies in Extension

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    Rodgers, Michelle S.; Hillaker, Barbara D.; Haas, Bruce E.; Peters, Cheryl

    2012-01-01

    Evaluation of public service programming is becoming increasingly important with current funding realities. The taxonomy of evaluation competencies compiled by Ghere et al. (2006) provided the starting place for Taxonomy for Assessing Evaluation Competencies in Extension. The Michigan State University Extension case study described here presents a…

  6. Some Issues Concerning Competency Based Education.

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    Daigle, Mary; Molina, Norma

    The discussion in this paper resulted from a questionnaire administered to students at a graduate seminar on Competency Based Teacher Education held at the University of Houston in 1973. The following topics are discussed: (a) the role of CBTE in society; (b) the nature of competencies; (c) individualizing and personalizing to meet student needs;…

  7. Developing a Framework for Communication Management Competencies

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    Jeffrey, Lynn Maud; Brunton, Margaret Ann

    2011-01-01

    Using a hierarchical needs assessment model developed by Hunt we identified the essential competencies of communication management practitioners for the purpose of curriculum development and selection. We found that the underlying values of the profession were embodied in two superordinate goals. Six major competencies were identified, which were…

  8. Sheep Production Occupations. Skills and Competencies.

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    Sabol, Joe

    This report summarizes the findings of a national study to determine what skills and competencies are needed by beginning employees on sheep ranches and farms, lamb feedlots, and in the sheep shearing industry. The research procedure, which involved determining from the sheep industry the competencies needed by beginning employees in the thirteen…

  9. Self-Report Measures of Family Competence.

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    Green, Robert G.

    1987-01-01

    Describes and compares two self-report measures of family competence: the Family Awareness Scales (FAS) (Green and Kolevzon, late 1970s) and the Self-Report Family Inventory (SFI) (Beavers, 1983). Discusses reliability and validity. Their focus on the "insider" (family member) is different from the traditional examination of family competence from…

  10. Developing the Intercultural Competence of Graduate Students

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    Dimitrov, Nanda; Dawson, Debra L.; Olsen, Karyn C.; Meadows, Ken N.

    2014-01-01

    This study explores how teaching development programs may facilitate the development of intercultural competence in graduate students and prepare them for communicating effectively in the global workplace after graduation. First, we describe the concept of intercultural teaching competence and examine the skills that graduate students may need to…

  11. Competency: Alternatives For Achievement. The First Year.

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    Benoist, Howard

    Our Lady of the Lake College (OLL) has been engaged since early 1974 in coordinated development of a competency-based learning program. After tracing the program's evolution from its beginnings in 1971, described are: (1) competency formulation, evaluation and curriculum; (2) experimental programs - the Mentor Program and the Personal Development…

  12. Culture competence and the primary care provider

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    Ardys McNaughton Dunn

    2002-01-01

    Nurse practitioners and other primary care health providers in the United States increasingly interact with clients of diverse cultures, races, and ethnic backgrounds. If this interaction is not culturally competent, underutilization of health care services, perceived noncompliance, frustration, anger, and, ultimately, inequities in the health status of clients can result. Providing culturally competent care that fosters positive health outcomes is

  13. Competency-Based Adult Education: Florida Model.

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    Singer, Elizabeth

    This compilation of program materials serves as an introduction to Florida's Brevard Community College's (BCC's) Competency-Based Adult High School Completion Project, a multi-year project designed to teach adult administrators, counselors, and teachers how to organize and implement a competency-based adult education (CBAE) program; to critique…

  14. Developing Intercultural Communicative Competence through Online Exchanges

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    Chun, Dorothy M.

    2011-01-01

    Based on Byram's (1997) definition of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) and on specific types of discourse analysis proposed by Kramsch and Thorne (2002) and Ware and Kramsch (2005), this article explores how online exchanges can play a role in second language learners' development of pragmatic competence and ICC. With data obtained…

  15. Operationalization of the Multicultural Counseling Competencies.

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    Arredondo, Patricia; And Others

    1996-01-01

    Profiles development of the Multicultural Counseling Competencies (MCC) designed to guide counseling interactions with attention to culture, ethnicity, and race. Details the MCC and focuses on the model's key aspect of personal identity. Includes the full text of Multicultural Competencies. (SNR)

  16. Master of Public Health Core Competencies

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    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    UC Davis Master of Public Health Core Competencies Competency Setting Method of evaluation 1* Graded course work Participation Oral and written reports 2. Apply common statistical methods Participation Oral and written reports 4. Discuss the strengths and limitations of the main epidemiologic

  17. Confronting the Politics of Multicultural Competence

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    Stewart, Dafina Lazarus

    2008-01-01

    In this article, the author describes how she challenged her class to think critically about multicultural competence and to analyze objectively the liberal perspectives of Allan G. Johnson and conservative ideas of Dinesh D'Souza using Raechele Pope, Amy Reynolds, and John Mueller's characteristics of multiculturally competent student affairs…

  18. Hospitality Students' Competencies: Are They Work Ready?

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    Jane Spowart

    2011-01-01

    Work-integrated learning offers opportunities to ensure graduates are work ready. Employers indicated that students often lack certain competencies (soft skills) when they enter the world of work and request faculty to ensure transferable skills are included and assessed as part of the curriculum. The objective of this research was to establish what competencies (soft skills) the hospitality management final year

  19. Ranking Workplace Competencies: Student and Graduate Perceptions.

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    Rainsbury, Elizabeth; Hodges, Dave; Burchell, Noel; Lay, Mark

    2002-01-01

    New Zealand business students and graduates made similar rankings of the five most important workplace competencies: computer literacy, customer service orientation, teamwork and cooperation, self-confidence, and willingness to learn. Graduates placed greater importance on most of the 24 competencies, resulting in a statistically significant…

  20. Clinical Competence: Starship Enterprise or Straitjacket?

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    Watson, Roger

    2002-01-01

    Explores the origins of clinical competence assessment in nursing education and reviews two British research projects. Finds little evidence of systematic approaches to competence assessment and no evidence of instrument reliability and validity. Expresses concern that it poses a barrier to the education of nurses. (SK)

  1. Strategic Imperative of Human Resource Leadership Competencies

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    Rajini, G.; Gomathi, S.

    2010-01-01

    Using multiple constituencies approach, variances in competencies in human resource leadership have been studied as this is becoming highly significant in India's globalisation efforts. Previous research in leadership orientation focused on localisation of human resource competencies rather than its globalisation. For this, human resource…

  2. Competency Based Vocational Education Workshop Facilitators Guide.

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    Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Michigan Center for Career and Technical Education.

    This workshop facilitator's guide is designed to inform professional staff about competency-based vocational education (CBVE) to help eligible persons on public assistance acquire competencies necessary for gainful employment in the following occupational areas: airline reservations and travel services; computer applications; dental care;…

  3. A Conversation on Multicultural Competence in Evaluation

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    Trimble, Joseph; Trickett, Ed; Fisher, Celia; Goodyear, Leslie

    2012-01-01

    This contribution to the Ethics section is intended to foster discussion about the relationship between multicultural competence and ethics; a timely discussion especially in view of the release in 2011 of the American Evaluation Association's Public Statement on Cultural Competence (http://www.eval.org/ccstatement.asp). Over the course of 2011,…

  4. The Action Competence Approach in Environmental Education

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    Jensen, Bjarne Bruun; Schnack, Karsten

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the concept of action competence is presented and an attempt is made to locate it within the concept of general educational theory. The concept of action competence, it is argued, should occupy a central position in the theory of environmental education as many of the crucial educational problems concerning a political liberal…

  5. Using ontologies for representation of individual and enterprise competence models

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    Vladimir Tarassov; Kurt Sandkuhl; Bengt Henoch

    2006-01-01

    Awareness of competence and structured competence representations are important elements in different business scenarios such as a company looking for a partner with expertise in a certain industrial sector or new staff member with particular skills. This paper presents the use of ontologies to formally represent competence models describing individual and enterprise competences. The individual competences model includes the three

  6. Retinogenesis: Stochasticity and the competency model.

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    Barton, A; Fendrik, A J

    2015-05-21

    The vertebrate retina is made up of seven principal cell types. These seven retinal cell types arise from multipotent retinal progenitor cells (RPCs). The competency model was proposed suggesting that RPCs undergo a series of irreversible transitions between competency states, in each of which the RPCs are competent to generate a different subset of cell types, but not retinal cells generated at previous moments. In this work, we generalize the stochastic model of neurogenesis of Barton et al. (2014), assuming that the same factor that regulates the differentiation, regulates the competency. The model reproduces the timing of production of different retinal cell types in rats such as it was experimentally measured. The results show that the evolution of the competency during retinogenesis could be explained by a single factor. Its evolution during the cell cycle and the stochastic inheritance in cell divisions determine the sequence and the overlap of production of different retinal cell types during development. PMID:25797309

  7. Patient Centeredness, Cultural Competence and Healthcare Quality

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    Saha, Somnath; Beach, Mary Catherine; Cooper, Lisa A.

    2010-01-01

    Cultural competence and patient centeredness are approaches to improving healthcare quality that have been promoted extensively in recent years. In this paper, we explore the historical evolution of both cultural competence and patient centeredness. In doing so, we demonstrate that early conceptual models of cultural competence and patient centeredness focused on how healthcare providers and patients might interact at the interpersonal level and that later conceptual models were expanded to consider how patients might be treated by the healthcare system as a whole. We then compare conceptual models for both cultural competence and patient centeredness at both the interpersonal and healthcare system levels to demonstrate similarities and differences. We conclude that, although the concepts have had different histories and foci, many of the core features of cultural competence and patient centeredness are the same. Each approach holds promise for improving the quality of healthcare for individual patients, communities and populations. PMID:19024223

  8. Listing Occupational Carcinogens

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    Siemiatycki, Jack; Richardson, Lesley; Straif, Kurt; Latreille, Benoit; Lakhani, Ramzan; Campbell, Sally; Rousseau, Marie-Claude; Boffetta, Paolo

    2004-01-01

    The occupational environment has been a most fruitful one for investigating the etiology of human cancer. Many recognized human carcinogens are occupational carcinogens. There is a large volume of epidemiologic and experimental data concerning cancer risks in different work environments. It is important to synthesize this information for both scientific and public health purposes. Various organizations and individuals have published lists of occupational carcinogens. However, such lists have been limited by unclear criteria for which recognized carcinogens should be considered occupational carcinogens, and by inconsistent and incomplete information on the occupations and industries in which the carcinogenic substances may be found and on their target sites of cancer. Based largely on the evaluations published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, and augmented with additional information, the present article represents an attempt to summarize, in tabular form, current knowledge on occupational carcinogens, the occupations and industries in which they are found, and their target organs. We have considered 28 agents as definite occupational carcinogens, 27 agents as probable occupational carcinogens, and 113 agents as possible occupational carcinogens. These tables should be useful for regulatory or preventive purposes and for scientific purposes in research priority setting and in understanding carcinogenesis. PMID:15531427

  9. NSSDC data listing

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Horowitz, Richard; King, Joseph H.

    1994-01-01

    This document identifies, in a highly summarized way, all the data held at the National Space Science Data Center (NSSDC). These data cover astrophysics and astronomy, solar and space physics, planetary and lunar, and Earth science disciplines. They are primarily but not exclusively from past and on-going NASA spaceflight missions. We first identify all the data electronically available through NSSDC's principal on-line (magnetic disk-based) and near-line (robotics jukebox-based) systems and then those data available on CD-ROM's. Finally, we identify all NSSDC-held data, the majority of which are still off line on magnetic tape, film, etc., but include the electronically accessible and CD-ROM-resident data of earlier sections. These comprehensive identifications are in the form of two listings, one for the majority of NSSDC-held data sets resulting from individual instruments flown on individual spacecraft and the other for the remainder of NSSDC-held data sets that do not adhere to this spacecraft/experiment/data set hierarchy. The latter listing is presented in two parts, one for the numerous source catalogs of the NSSDC-operated Astronomical Data Center and the other for the remainder.

  10. Name-Your-Own-Price seller's information revelation strategy with the presence of list-price channel

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    Tuo Wang; Michael Y. Hu; Andy Wei Hao

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the Name-Your-Own-Price (NYOP) retailer’s information revelation strategy when competing with list-price\\u000a channel. We propose an integrated economic framework focusing on the comparison of expected consumer surplus from bidding at NYOP auction and guaranteed consumer surplus from buying at a list price. We then conduct an empirical study to examine the effects of seller-supplied\\u000a price information on NYOP

  11. Accelerating list management for MPI.

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    Hemmert, K. Scott; Rodrigues, Arun F.; Underwood, Keith Douglas

    2005-07-01

    The latency and throughput of MPI messages are critically important to a range of parallel scientific applications. In many modern networks, both of these performance characteristics are largely driven by the performance of a processor on the network interface. Because of the semantics of MPI, this embedded processor is forced to traverse a linked list of posted receives each time a message is received. As this list grows long, the latency of message reception grows and the throughput of MPI messages decreases. This paper presents a novel hardware feature to handle list management functions on a network interface. By moving functions such as list insertion, list traversal, and list deletion to the hardware unit, latencies are decreased by up to 20% in the zero length queue case with dramatic improvements in the presence of long queues. Similarly, the throughput is increased by up to 10% in the zero length queue case and by nearly 100% in the presence queues of 30 messages.

  12. A Geologist's Lifetime Field List

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    Terry Acomb

    This site offers a list of essential or desirable locations for geologists or travelers to visit. It contains many of the interesting geological wonders of the world, with links for most of them. Other interesting natural phenomena are also presented. There are a variety of places or events listed. Some of those listed include: volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, anorthosite complex, slot canyon, varves, the Grand Canyon, Meteor Crater, the Great Barrier Reef, Devil's Tower, Telescope Peak, the Great Rift Valley and Siccar Point.

  13. Modelling Competing Endogenous RNA Networks

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    Zecchina, Riccardo

    2013-01-01

    MicroRNAs (miRNAs) are small RNA molecules, about 22 nucleotide long, which post-transcriptionally regulate their target messenger RNAs (mRNAs). They accomplish key roles in gene regulatory networks, ranging from signaling pathways to tissue morphogenesis, and their aberrant behavior is often associated with the development of various diseases. Recently it has been experimentally shown that the way miRNAs interact with their targets can be described in terms of a titration mechanism. From a theoretical point of view titration mechanisms are characterized by threshold effect at near-equimolarity of the different chemical species, hypersensitivity of the system around the threshold, and cross-talk among targets. The latter characteristic has been lately identified as competing endogenous RNA (ceRNA) effect to mark those indirect interactions among targets of a common pool of miRNAs they are in competition for. Here we propose a stochastic model to analyze the equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium properties of a network of miRNAs interacting with mRNA targets. In particular we are able to describe in detail the peculiar equilibrium and non-equilibrium phenomena that the system displays in proximity to the threshold: (i) maximal cross-talk and correlation between targets, (ii) robustness of ceRNA effect with respect to the model's parameters and in particular to the catalyticity of the miRNA-mRNA interaction, and (iii) anomalous response-time to external perturbations. PMID:23840508

  14. Two Lists from Fortune magazine:

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    2001-01-01

    Fortune has just released its list of the 100 fastest growing US companies. To make the list, companies had to have revenue and market caps of at least 50 million and be publicly traded for at least three years. 4Kids Entertainment tops the list with 242 percent EPS growth. Readers can also check out Perennial Companies, the 15 companies that have made the list each of the three years of its existence, and 5 Stocks to Buy Now. The second list, Fortune's Global 500, was released last month and details the 500 largest companies in the world. In addition to the standard list giving Fortune ranking, company name, and revenues, users can sort the list by company name or view lists of CEOs or industries. Clicking on a company name brings up additional information including articles, breaking news, and company information. Supplemental lists include the Top 25 in Asia, the Top 25 in Europe, Biggest Money Losers, Top Performing Companies, and so on.

  15. 42 CFR 483.154 - Nurse aide competency evaluation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

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  16. 42 CFR 483.154 - Nurse aide competency evaluation.

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  17. 42 CFR 483.154 - Nurse aide competency evaluation.

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  18. 16 CFR 240.10 - Availability to all competing customers.

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    2010-01-01

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  19. 42 CFR 483.154 - Nurse aide competency evaluation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

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  20. 42 CFR 483.154 - Nurse aide competency evaluation.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ...may permit the competency evaluation to be proctored by facility...assures that the competency evaluation program— (i) Is secure...and scored by a testing, educational, or other organization approved...proctor nurse aide competency evaluations from facilities in...

  1. The Reflective (and Competent) Practitioner: A Model of Professional Competence which Seeks to Harmonise the Reflective Practitioner and Competence-Based Approaches.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Cheetham, Graham; Chivers, Geoff

    1998-01-01

    Based on reader feedback and practitioner interviews, a model of reflective/competent practice was revised to include meta-competencies, four components of professional competence (knowledge/cognitive, functional, personal/behavioral, values/ethical), and reflection itself as a super-meta-competence. (SK)

  2. Competence areas of nursing students in Europe.

    PubMed

    Satu, Kajander-Unkuri; Leena, Salminen; Mikko, Saarikoski; Riitta, Suhonen; Helena, Leino-Kilpi

    2013-06-01

    The focus of this study is on European nursing education, where there have been several reforms over the last two decades attempting to harmonise curricula and degree structures. One of the most powerful reforms was started by the Bologna Declaration in 1999; since then, significant progress has been made towards achieving the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and the implementation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) in education practice. The Directive of recognition of professional qualifications (2005/36/EC) regulates nursing education. All these strategies aim to harmonise nursing education, but specific competence areas in nursing are still missing within the European Union (EU). The purpose of this review was to seek competence areas for nursing students within the EU as identified in previous studies and other documents. Altogether, 67 competence areas were identified and classified into eight main categories: (1) professional and ethical values and practice, (2) nursing skills and intervention, (3) communication and interpersonal skills, (4) knowledge and cognitive ability, (5) assessment and improving quality in nursing, (6) professional development, (7) leadership, management and teamwork, and (8) research utilisation. In order to obtain a comprehensive concept of competence, more research is needed on nursing students' competence areas across the EU due to the fact that the EU is a common labour market and nurses are educated for the EU as a whole. Nursing is a global profession and nurse competence is central to patient care outcomes, so it is also internationally important that nurses have good competence. PMID:23462517

  3. ACGME core competencies: where are we?

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    Yaszay, Burt; Kubiak, Erik; Agel, Julie; Hanel, Douglas P

    2009-03-01

    Beginning in July 2002, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) instructed all residency programs to require their residents to demonstrate competency in 6 core areas: patient care, interpersonal and communication skills, medical knowledge, professionalism, practice-based learning, and systems-based practice. The goal was to have objective markers of performance that would serve as a gauge to determine a program's accreditation. To determine the experiences of orthopedic residency programs with regard to the ACGME's core competencies, a national survey was administered to orthopedic program directors and selected orthopedic residents. Of those orthopedic programs that responded, most appeared to be complying with the ACGME requirements. Both directors and residents thought patient care and medical knowledge ranked most important, while practice-based learning and systems-based practice were assigned the lowest ranks. Barriers to implementation of the core competencies included low priority compared with clinical duties, lack of faculty or resident education, and lack of formal orthopedic core competencies. Residents and program directors agreed that their programs would benefit from a definition of each of the core competencies, including a greater commitment to the processes involved in surgical procedures. This study demonstrated a commitment to the core competencies by the programs that responded. The survey also suggested this commitment would be aided by improved definitions of some of the competencies for the orthopedic resident. PMID:19309062

  4. New engineering: from knowledge to competences

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Cartagena, M. C.; Tarquis, A. M.; Arce, A.

    2009-04-01

    One of the main innovations of Bologna system has been to link learning outcomes, ECTS workload based credits and competences. Competences represent a dynamic combination of knowledge, understanding, skills and abilities. Competences can be distinguished in subject specific and generic ones (instrumental, interpersonal and systemic competences). Actually in Spain Engineering degrees are changing to the new University educational system and should aim to satisfy the real needs of European society. This change has been long and complex, particularly. on the issue that have influenced curricular change Consultation with "actors" and "stakeholders", the definition of academic and professionals profiles and the translation of these into desired learning outcomes. Generic competences or transferable skills are relevant for preparing students well for their future role in society in terms of employability and citizenship. The criteria used by the companies to select their engineers are based in a good background and capacity to adapt and to acquire new knowledge, better than specific education, even postgraduate. It was interesting to note the great importance of generic competences However, Spanish government has regulated conditions of core curriculum need for to guarantee the acquisition of the competences needs to exercise the correspondent professional activities. The new degrees should comply with the core curriculum if the graduates want maintain the legal attributions guaranteed actually by the Spanish Professional Associations. After these degrees, students can access to professional master with actually horizontal attributions of regulated professions.

  5. Assessing competencies using milestones along the way.

    PubMed

    Tekian, Ara; Hodges, Brian D; Roberts, Trudie E; Schuwirth, Lambert; Norcini, John

    2015-04-01

    Abstract This paper presents perspectives and controversies surrounding the use of milestones to assess competency in outcomes-based medical education. Global perspectives (Canada, Europe, and the United States) and developments supporting their rationales are discussed. In Canada, there is a significant movement away from conceptualizing competency based on time, and a move toward demonstration of specific competencies. The success of this movement may require complex (rather than reductionist) milestones that reflect students' progression through complexity and context and a method to narrate their journey. European countries (United Kingdom, France, and Germany) have stressed the complexity associated with time and milestones for medical students to truly achieve competence. To meet the changing demands of medicine, they view time as actually providing students with knowledge and exposure to achieve various milestones. In the United States, milestones are based on sampling throughout professional development to initiate lifelong learning. However, the use of milestones may not imply overall competence (reductionism). Milestones must be developed alongside outcomes-based curriculum with use of faculty and competency committees. The perspectives outlined in this paper underscore emerging challenges for implementing outcomes-based medical education and call for new conceptualizations of competence. PMID:25523010

  6. GENTECH Mailing List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    1997-01-01

    The main purpose of GENTECH is to exchange information among concerned scientists, activists of grassroot groups and other organizations about the impacts of genetic engineering to environment and society. As there are several other lists and newsgroups backing scientists in biotechnology with academic information the focal point of GENTECH is to provide information and support for individuals and organizations whose are not necessarily familiar with biotechnological terms. The topics for discussion on GENTECH may include among others: food produced by genetic engineering (novel food); releases of GMO's (genetic manipulated organisms); genetic diagnosis in medicine and eugenic tendencies. send email to: gentech-request@gen.free.de in the body of the message type: SUBSCRIBE

  7. 12 CFR 225.66 - Professional association membership; competency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 false Professional association membership; competency. 225.66 Section 225...Transactions § 225.66 Professional association membership; competency. (a) Membership in appraisal organizations. A...

  8. 12 CFR 225.66 - Professional association membership; competency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Professional association membership; competency. 225.66 Section 225...Transactions § 225.66 Professional association membership; competency. (a) Membership in appraisal organizations. A...

  9. ESA LISTED SPECIES appendix 7

    E-print Network

    under NMFS jurisdiction that are currently listed under the En- dangered Species Act (ESA). Endangered. Threatened Species are species that are likely to be become endangered within the foreseeable fu- ture. Also for listing as either endangered or threatened under the ESA. Neither Candidate Species nor Species of Concern

  10. Advisory List of Computer Courseware.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Div. of Educational Media.

    Computer courseware appropriate for instruction in grades K-12 is listed in two advisory lists. Entries, selected from materials submitted by producers which received favorable reviews by educators, are arranged in the following categories: arts education, communication skills, mathematics, science, utility (a quiz generator), word processing, and…

  11. Tech Prep. Annotated Resource List.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.

    This annotated resource list consists of print materials, educational information centers/services, and organizations providing practitioners with information on Tech Prep resources for program improvement. Each listing includes some or all of the following: title, author(s), publisher, address/contact, description, pages, and cost. Ten…

  12. The IR Theory Discussion List

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Theory of International Relations List is a moderated, manually distributed list for the scholarly discussion of ideas and issues directly related to International Relations (IR) theory and its research, as well as communicating with others involved or interested in IR theory and its research.

  13. Printing Series. Duty Task List.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Oklahoma State Dept. of Vocational and Technical Education, Stillwater. Curriculum and Instructional Materials Center.

    This document contains the occupational duty/task lists for 10 occupations in the printing series. Each occupation is divided into a number of duties. A separate page for each duty in the occupation lists the tasks in that duty along with its code number and columns to indicate whether that particular duty has been taught and to provide space for…

  14. Competency: District Views from Southern California.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Tyo, John

    1979-01-01

    Educators from Fullerton Union High School District, Newport-Mesa Unified School District, Capistrano Unified School District, and Huntington Beach Union High School District describe their efforts toward developing competency-based curriculum to meet state mandates. (SJL)

  15. Competency Professionalism Sub Domain Altruism and Humanism

    E-print Network

    Leistikow, Bruce N.

    of altruism and humanism as key principles that drive medical professionals · Demonstrates altruisticCompetency Professionalism Sub Domain Altruism and Humanism Learning Objective Advocates for the interest of patients over one's own interests, demonstrates commitment to helping those in need

  16. Readiness for Internship Competencies Clinical Exam Rubric

    E-print Network

    Sanders, Matthew

    -making process In-depth discussion of relevant, potential ethical issues and dilemmas Professional Behavior Use and nonverbal skills; demonstrates understanding of professional language Very clear, and articulate professional presentation that demonstrates appropriate use of professional language Competencies

  17. A review of methods to assess competency.

    PubMed

    O'Hearne Rebholz, Maureen

    2006-01-01

    This article describes the various methods used for assessment of competence and the appropriate use of each method. It identifies the role of the manager, expert, and educator in the development and implementation of competency assessment opportunities. This article identifies a template for creating and assessing competence. Included in the article are examples of methods, competencies, and the requirements of the accreditation agency, the Joint Commission. The author clarifies the requirements for age-related education for patient caregivers and non-patient-caregivers. The role of online education and where the manager and the educator can find and use new methods of assessment of skills and knowledge for the future are discussed. PMID:17019280

  18. Measuring Competencies of Higher Education Graduates

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Allen, Jim; Ramaekers, Ger; van der Velden, Rolf

    2005-01-01

    This chapter describes a new conceptual model for measuring competencies of higher education graduates. The proposed instrument can become a valuable tool for higher education quality management, policy evaluation, and scientific research. (Contains 1 figure.)

  19. 29 CFR 1919.37 - Competent persons.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...Certification of Vessels: Tests and Proof Loads; Heat Treatment; Competent Persons § 1919...testing, examination, inspection, or heat treatment required in United States ports...testing, examination, inspection, or heat treatment required while the vessel...

  20. Communicative Competence and the Bernstein Perspective.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, Fern L.

    1979-01-01

    Speculates on how central concepts in Basil Bernstein's work can, with some revision, yield a descriptive-analytic framework for the study of communicative competence, particularly in its developmental sense. (PD)

  1. A Cultural Competency Course for Pharmacy Students

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    Butler, Lakesha M.; Devraj, Radhika; Gupchup, Gireesh V.; Santanello, Cathy; Lynch, J. Christopher

    2009-01-01

    Objective To design, implement, and evaluate a course on health promotion and literacy. Design Course objectives such as the development of cultural competency skills, awareness of personal biases, and appreciation of differences in health beliefs among sociocultural groups were addressed using a team-based learning instructional strategy. Student learning outcomes were enhanced using readiness assessment tests (RATs), group presentations, portfolio reflections, and panel discussions. Assessment Comparing precourse and postcourse Inventory for Assessing the Process of Cultural Competence among Healthcare Professionals (IAPCC-R) scores and portfolio responses indicated enhanced progress toward cultural competency. The Student Evaluation of Teaching (SET) provided suggestions for course enhancements. Conclusions Evidence supporting enhanced cultural competency after completing the course affirms its value as we prepare pharmacy students to provide patient-centered care in a culturally diverse world. PMID:19777096

  2. Cultural Competence in Child Psychiatric Practice

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    Jellinek, Michael S.; Henderson, Schuyler W.

    2009-01-01

    The U.S. faces a changing demographic landscape that is increasingly multiracial. The application of a cultural competence model for assessing and treating the psychiatric disorders of minority youths in light of this demographic change is discussed.

  3. Competency Based Accountability: A Progress Report

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Weishahn, Mel W.; Fox, A. M.

    1973-01-01

    The School of Special Education and Rehabilitation of the University of Northern Colorado conceived, designed, and carried out this follow-up study of their graduates to obtain information concerning behavioral competencies valuable in their positions. (JA)

  4. Promoting Information Competency in Biological Psychology

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Laura Freberg, Gayle Brosnan-Watters (California Polytechnic State University, Slippery Rock University; )

    2005-05-17

    This article contains a variety of activities to help improve the information competency skills of biological psychology students. These skills allow students to identify appropiate sources of information, evaluate information critically, and use it ethically.

  5. Geospatial Technology Competency Model: Course Content Worksheet

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    These spreadsheets provide educators with guidelines for "content for 'Model Courses and Program' for entry-level geospatial Technician/Technologist occupations based on the skills and competencies identified in the Department of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) and the Meta_DACUM outcome carried out by the GeoTech Center." The sheets include spaces for Educator Information, Definitions, and Course Contents. Course contents can be evaluated on the importance of various student learning outcomes.

  6. Conceptualizing Cross-Cultural School Psychology Competencies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Emilia C. Lopez; Margaret R. Rogers

    2001-01-01

    This Delphi study was designed to identify essential cross-cultural competencies for school psychologists. The investigation extends the results of the Rogers and Lopez (in press) Delphi study by using a distinct panel of experts, different instrumentation, and a modified process to identify cross-cultural competencies for school psychologists. The term cross-cultural is defined broadly and refers to racially, ethnically, culturally and

  7. Transmigrant families: intercultural and bilingual competences development

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Eva M González Barea; Esther Marquez Lepe; Francisca Ruiz Garzón; M Teresa Pozo Llorente; Gunther Dietz

    2010-01-01

    This article presents the results of a research project concerned with analysing and identifying the discourses and related strategies used by Spanish–German trans?migrant families to support and develop bilingual and intercultural competences stemming from their transmigratory experiences. Using the biographical?narrative approach, we reconstruct the families’ migratory phases, emphasising shifting parental discourses on bilingual practices and intercultural competences in the home.

  8. Global managers’ perceptions of cultural competence

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Christine Uber Grosse

    2011-01-01

    To work effectively in the global business arena, managers need a strong set of intercultural management skills. When dealing with clients, co-workers, and other stakeholders at home or abroad, managers with cross-cultural competence have a distinct competitive advantage in the multicultural marketplace. Although generally accepted as a valuable asset for doing business, cross-cultural competence defies easy definition. This study attempts

  9. National Wetland Plant List Question and Answers

    E-print Network

    US Army Corps of Engineers

    for the names included within the proposed list, National List of Vascular Plant Species that Occur in WetlandsNational Wetland Plant List Question and Answers May 2012 Q1: How will the updated list affect as a result of the changes to the updated plant list. Approximately 12% of the wetland plant indicator

  10. 24 CFR 982.204 - Waiting list: Administration of waiting list.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Waiting list: Administration of waiting list. 982.204 Section 982.204 Housing and...to Tenant-Based Program § 982.204 Waiting list: Administration of waiting list. (a)...

  11. A B C--Instructional Packages: A Model Competency Based Program for the Preparation of Administrators of Occupational Career Education Programs.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Illinois State Univ., Normal. Dept. of Educational Administration.

    The guide contains 35 instructional packages for preparing career education administrators. Each of the instructional packages contains a rationale, a competency statement, instructional objectives, a pre-assessment, a listing of possible learning activities, and a proficiency test. In some cases supplementary or support materials are also…

  12. Development of Competency-Based Vocational Agricultural Instructional Materials for Handicapped Students Enrolled in Regular Agriculture Programs Other Than Horticulture. Final Report.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Baggett, Connie D.; And Others

    This report includes a description of a project to develop and field-test competency-based instructional materials for handicapped students enrolled in regular vocational agriculture programs; a list of project advisory personnel; the clusters of skills identified as appropriate for handicapped students enrolled in courses in dairy production,…

  13. National Conference on Critical Issues in Competency-Based Testing for Vocational-Technical Education (Nashville, Tennessee, April 11-13, 1988). Conference Notebook.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Vocational Technical Education Consortium of States, Decatur, GA.

    This notebook contains the following conference presentations: "Identifying and Validating Task Lists by Business and Industry for Test/Test Item Development" (Charles Losh); "Conducting a Task Analysis for Competency-Based Test Item Development" (Brenda Hattaway); "Writing and Reviewing Test Items: Multiple Choice, Matching, Performance" (Ora…

  14. Human Resource Managers' Perception of Selected Communication Competencies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    English, Donald E.; Manton, Edgar J.; Walker, Janet

    2007-01-01

    The major purpose of this study was to determine human resource managers' perceptions of selected communication competencies. The business communication competencies studied were 1. writing and speaking, 2. interpersonal/collaborative competencies and 3. global communication competences. A questionnaire was developed and mailed to human resource…

  15. Competencies acquisition through self-directed learning among Malaysian managers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Junaidah Hashim

    2008-01-01

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine how Malaysian managers acquire job competencies through self-directed learning activities at their workplace. Specifically it aims to investigate what types of job competencies are required for the managers, how they learn to acquire those competencies, and whether the managers have the self-directed learning attributes and capability to acquire job competencies

  16. Do Minorities Embrace the Concept of Minimum Competency?.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lewis, Ronald H.

    The concepts of competency can be conceptually separated into two dimensions: minimum competency testing (MCT) and competency based education (CBE). One of the major weaknesses of the MCT movement is the growing reliance on single test scores as indicators of the total capability of students. Minorities do not reject the idea of competence, but…

  17. School Counselors' Self-Perceived Asian American Counseling Competence

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Shen, Yih-Jiun; Lowinger, Robert Jay

    2007-01-01

    Two hundred and three school counselors were surveyed online concerning their perceived competence when counseling Asian American students. Although the counselors had limited interactions with the population, they reported a self-assured overall competency. Specifically, they felt competent about the awareness domain, somewhat competent about the…

  18. The Competent Community: Toward a Vital Reformulation of Professional Ethics

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Johnson, W. Brad; Barnett, Jeffrey E.; Elman, Nancy S.; Forrest, Linda; Kaslow, Nadine J.

    2012-01-01

    Psychologists are ethically obligated to ensure their own competence. When problems of professional competence occur, psychologists must take appropriate steps to regain competence while protecting those they serve. Yet conceptualizations of the competence obligation are thoroughly intertwined with Western ideals of individualism and a model of…

  19. Competencies in Organizational E-Learning: Concepts and Tools

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Sicilia, Miguel-Angel, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    "Competencies in Organizational E-Learning: Concepts and Tools" provides a comprehensive view of the way competencies can be used to drive organizational e-learning, including the main conceptual elements, competency gap analysis, advanced related computing topics, the application of semantic Web technologies, and the integration of competencies

  20. Competency Based Educational Administration and Applications to Related Fields.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    McCleary, Lloyd E.

    No group can claim professional standing without explicit statements about what constitutes competence in that field and the means by which competence can be attained and assessed. The definition of competencies is the beginning step in a total competency based program of administrative development. Such definition includes (1) specification of…

  1. Managerial competencies and the managerial performance appraisal process

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Steven E. Abraham; Lanny A. Karns; Kenneth Shaw; Manuel A. Mena

    2001-01-01

    Uses survey research to investigate two general questions concerning managerial competencies and performance appraisal: whether a set of managerial competencies currently being used by organizations to describe successful managers can be identified; and whether organizations are appraising these same competencies as part of their managerial performance appraisal processes. The six competencies most often identified as critical to managerial success appear

  2. Smith & Telang/Competing with Free RESEARCH ARTICLE

    E-print Network

    Sadeh, Norman M.

    Smith & Telang/Competing with Free RESEARCH ARTICLE COMPETING WITH FREE: THE IMPACT OF MOVIE BROADCASTS ON DVD SALES AND INTERNET PIRACY 1 By: Michael D. Smith H. John Heinz III School of Public Policy. 321-338/June 2009 321 #12;Smith & Telang/Competing with Free Introduction "We can't compete with free

  3. North Carolina Human Resource Professionals’ Perceptions of Soft Skill Competencies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Melvin R. Weber; Alleah Crawford; Dori Dennison

    2012-01-01

    The identification of competencies needed by hospitality managers has been investigated since the 1980s. In all of the competency research related to management, essential competencies include skills that can be classified as soft skills. The purpose of the authors in this project is to have human resource professionals rate the importance of soft skill competencies found in literature, and to

  4. Science Teacher Competencies in a Knowledged Based Society

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Naumescu, Adrienne Kozan

    2008-01-01

    Science teachers' competencies are analyzed in this paper. The importance of teachers' competencies is underlined and also the importance of competencies in so called "good practices" obtaining, is studied. The definition of science teachers competencies and their taxonomy are very important in understanding the educational…

  5. 8 CFR 1003.61 - List.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false List. 1003.61 Section 1003.61 Aliens... EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION REVIEW List of Free Legal Services Providers § 1003.61 List. (a) The Chief Immigration Judge...

  6. 15 CFR 286.11 - Listings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...PROGRAM § 286.11 Listings. (a) NIST maintains lists of all bodies holding current NIST program certificates, together with the assessment areas for which they are issued. (b) NIST also maintains lists of those qualified...

  7. 15 CFR 286.11 - Listings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...PROGRAM § 286.11 Listings. (a) NIST maintains lists of all bodies holding current NIST program certificates, together with the assessment areas for which they are issued. (b) NIST also maintains lists of those qualified...

  8. 15 CFR 286.11 - Listings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...PROGRAM § 286.11 Listings. (a) NIST maintains lists of all bodies holding current NIST program certificates, together with the assessment areas for which they are issued. (b) NIST also maintains lists of those qualified...

  9. 15 CFR 286.11 - Listings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...PROGRAM § 286.11 Listings. (a) NIST maintains lists of all bodies holding current NIST program certificates, together with the assessment areas for which they are issued. (b) NIST also maintains lists of those qualified...

  10. 15 CFR 286.11 - Listings.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...PROGRAM § 286.11 Listings. (a) NIST maintains lists of all bodies holding current NIST program certificates, together with the assessment areas for which they are issued. (b) NIST also maintains lists of those qualified...

  11. Relationship between perceived and actual motor competence among college students.

    PubMed

    Wang, Jianyu; Liu, Wenhao; Bian, Wei

    2013-02-01

    The relationship between perceived and actual motor competence was examined among college students. Participants were 114 college students (55 men, 59 women; M age = 22.3 yr., SD = 3.9). All participants completed a short survey on perception of motor competence in basketball and took a Control Basketball Dribble Test to assess their actual motor skill. Perceived motor competence in basketball was significantly related to basketball dribbling performance. Given the positive relationship between actual motor competence and perceived competence, enhancing an individual's actual motor competence may contribute to their perceived competence, which may improve an individual's physical activity participation. PMID:23829153

  12. The ROC program: accelerated restoration of competency in a jail setting.

    PubMed

    Rice, Kevin; Jennings, Jerry L

    2014-01-01

    In 29 months of operation, the restoration of competency (ROC) program provided treatment services to 192 incompetent to stand trial patients in a jail setting. The ROC restored competency for 55% of the patients in an average of 57 days compared to the state hospital average of 180 days. The average cost of treatment/restoration per admission was $15,568 compared to the state hospital average of $81,000. The ROC model accelerates needed treatment for mentally ill defendants, cuts demand for costly state hospital forensic beds, and assists jails in better managing inmates with severe psychiatric disorders--yielding major cost savings and improved care. In addition to preventing readmissions and negative behavioral episodes, the ROC improved the broader forensic system by eliminating the state hospital waiting list, accelerating access to psychiatric services, promoting local access for lawyers and family, and gaining stakeholder satisfaction. PMID:24226289

  13. Recommendations on generic names competing for use in Leotiomycetes (Ascomycota).

    PubMed

    Johnston, Peter R; Seifert, Keith A; Stone, Jeffrey K; Rossman, Amy Y; Marvanová, Ludmila

    2014-06-01

    In advancing to one scientific name for fungi, this paper treats genera competing for use in the phylogenetically defined class Leotiomycetes except for genera of Erysiphales. Two groups traditionally included in the so-called "inoperculate discomycetes" have been excluded from this class and are also not included here, specifically Geoglossomycetes and Orbiliomycetes. A recommendation is made about the generic name to use in cases in which two or more generic names are synonyms or taxonomically congruent along with the rationale for the recommendation. In some cases the recommended generic name does not have priority or is based on an asexual type species, thus needs to be protected and ultimately approved according to Art. 57.2 of the International Code of Nomenclature for algae, fungi and plants (ICN). A table is presented listing all competing generic names and their type species noting the recommended generic name. New combinations are introduced for the oldest epithet in the recommended genus including Ascocalyx berenice, Ascoconidium purpurascens, Ascocoryne albida, A. trichophora, Blumeriella filipendulae, B. ceanothi, Botrytis arachidis, B. fritillariae-pallidoflori, Calloria urticae, Calycellina aspera, Dematioscypha delicata, Dermea abietinum, D. boycei, D. stellata, Diplocarpon alpestre, D. fragariae, Godroniopsis peckii, Grovesinia moricola, Heterosphaera sublineolata, Hyphodiscus brachyconium, H. brevicollaris, H. luxurians, Leptotrochila campanulae, Monilinia polystroma, Neofabraea actinidae, N. citricarpa, N. vagabunda, Oculimacula aestiva, O. anguioides, Pezicula brunnea, P. californiae, P. cornina, P. diversispora, P. ericae, P. melanogena, P. querciphila, P. radicicola, P. rhizophila, Phialocephala piceae, Pilidium lythri, Rhabdocline laricis, Streptotinia streptothrix, Symphyosirinia parasitica, S. rosea, Unguiculariopsis caespitosa, and Vibrissea laxa. PMID:25083411

  14. Towards a Culturally Competent System of Care. Volume II: Programs Which Utilize Culturally Competent Principles.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Isaacs, Mareasa R.; Benjamin, Marva P.

    This monograph was developed to assist states and communities in planning, designing, and implementing culturally competent systems of care for children with serious emotional disturbances. It highlights the culturally competent aspects of 11 programs serving people of color. Each program targets at least one of the four major ethnic minority…

  15. The Construct of Social Competence--How Preschool Teachers Define Social Competence in Young Children

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lillvist, Anne; Sandberg, Anette; Bjorck-Akesson, Eva; Granlund, Mats

    2009-01-01

    Preschool teachers share their environment with young children on a daily basis and interventions promoting social competence are generally carried out in the preschool setting. The aim was to find out if and how preschool teachers' definitions of social competence are related to factors in the preschool environment like: a) the number of children…

  16. Core Competence, Distinctive Competence, and Competitive Advantage: What Is the Difference?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Mooney, Ann

    2007-01-01

    Core competence, distinctive competence, and competitive advantage are 3 of the most important business concepts that managers, researchers, and educators rely on for decision making, pedagogy, and research. However, little attention has been paid to defining these concepts. As a result, they have become buzzwords that are used so frequently that…

  17. Emotional Competence, Emotion Socialization, and Young Children's Peer-Related Social Competence.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Garner, Pamela W.; Estep, Kimberly M.

    2001-01-01

    Investigated linkages between aspects of emotional competence and preschoolers' social skills with peers, as well as parental emotion socialization practices as predictors of social skill. Found that emotional competence variables were meaningfully related to the peer variables and that, for non-constructive anger reactions, maternal reports of…

  18. The Action Competence Approach and the "New" Discourses of Education for Sustainable Development, Competence and Quality Criteria

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    Mogensen, Finn; Schnack, Karsten

    2010-01-01

    Action competence has been a key concept in educational circles in Denmark since the 1980s. This paper explores the relationship between the action competence approach and recent discourses of education for sustainable development (ESD), competence and quality criteria. First we argue that action competence is an educational ideal, referring to…

  19. The Local Application of Competency Model: The Identification Competency Analysis of Certain College Students Major in Communication

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    Jingshan Li; Hong Sun

    2011-01-01

    In order to enhance the employability of college students, this paper analyzes identification competency of college students using the competency model. By contrasting the competency model of IT companies, identification competency of certain college students major in communication are investigated respectively from good thinking, achievement orientation, teamwork, learning ability, tenacity and initiative. The investigation showed that there are significant gaps

  20. STS-107 Master Experiment List

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2002-01-01

    A master list of the various experiments conducted aboard the STS-107 Space Mission is presented. The topics include: 1) Biology; 2) Earth and Space Sciences; 3) Physical Sciences; 4) Space Product Development; and 6) Technology Development.

  1. Alphabetical Listing of Mineral Species

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    This directory provides an alphabetical listing of more than 4,000 mineral species. Clicking on each mineral name provides access to information including chemical formula and composition, locality and name origin, physical properties, optical properties, images, and many others.

  2. Publication List Stephen G. Simpson

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    Publication List Stephen G. Simpson simpson@math.psu.edu http://www.math.psu.edu/simpson/ Pennsylvania are not included.) [1] Gerald E. Sacks and Stephen G. Simpson, The ff-onite injury method, Annals

  3. Mystic-L mailing list

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Mystic-L is a new group formed for the academic discussion of mysticism. Topics might include the mysticism of Paul, the Middle English mystics, the Greek mystery religions, the writings on Jewish mysticism of Gershom Sholem, the work of Thomas Merton, etc. No devotional or polemical discussions should appear on this list. The list has been created for the academic discussion of mysticism by scholars of mysticism and those interested in the scholarly study of mysticism.

  4. Phylogenetic List of Insect Orders

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    0000-00-00

    from editor: this table doesn't have any link back to the webpage it is linked to, which puts the reader at a dead end and doesn't give the context of the parent site. They should just submit the parent webpage instead of the lists of terms and Orders separately. I already approved the .pdf list of terms, but we should consider just posting the parent site instead: http://entnemdept.ifas.ufl.edu/choate/insecpdf.htm.

  5. Beyond NAVMEC: competency-based veterinary education and assessment of the professional competencies.

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    Hodgson, Jennifer L; Pelzer, Jacquelyn M; Inzana, Karen D

    2013-01-01

    The implementation of competency-based curricula within the health sciences has been an important paradigm shift over the past 30 years. As a result, one of the five strategic goals recommended by the North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium (NAVMEC) report was to graduate career-ready veterinarians who are proficient in, and have the confidence to use, an agreed-upon set of core competencies. Of the nine competencies identified as essential for veterinary graduates, seven could be classified as professional or non-technical competencies: communication; collaboration; management (self, team, system); lifelong learning, scholarship, value of research; leadership; diversity and multicultural awareness; and adaptation to changing environments. Traditionally, the professional competencies have received less attention in veterinary curricula and their assessment is often sporadic or inconsistent. In contrast, the same or similar competencies are being increasingly recognized in other health professions as essential skills and abilities, and their assessment is being undertaken with enhanced scrutiny and critical appraisal. Several challenges have been associated with the assessment of professional competencies, including agreement as to their definition and therefore their evaluation, the fact that they are frequently complex and require multiple integrative assessments, and the ability and/or desire of faculty to teach and assess these competencies. To provide an improved context for assessment of the seven professional competencies identified in the NAVMEC report, this article describes a broad framework for their evaluation as well as specific examples of how these or similar competencies are currently being measured in medical and veterinary curricula. PMID:23709107

  6. Ethnic group preferences for multicultural counseling competencies.

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    Fraga, Elizabeth D; Atkinson, Donald R; Wampold, Bruce E

    2004-02-01

    Asian American (n = 155), European American (n = 200), and Hispanic (n = 152) undergraduate students were surveyed using a paired-comparison format to determine preferences for the 9 attitudes/beliefs, 11 knowledges, and 11 skills identified by D. W. Sue, P. Arredondo, and R. J. McDavis (1992) as characteristics of the competent multicultural counselor. The Bradley-Terry-Luce model, which uses a weighted least square regression to place the competencies on a continuum from least preferred to most preferred and to test for significant intergroup differences, was used to analyze the data. Results indicated that preferences for 5 of the 9 attitudes/beliefs, 5 of the 11 knowledges, and 7 of the 11 skills competencies varied as a function of race/ethnicity. PMID:14992630

  7. Methods and Tools to Align Curriculum to the Skills and Competencies Needed by the Workforce - an Example from Geospatial Science and Technology

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    Johnson, A. B.

    2012-12-01

    Geospatial science and technology (GST) including geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems and mobile applications, are valuable tools for geoscientists and students learning to become geoscientists. GST allows the user to analyze data spatially and temporarily and then visualize the data and outcomes in multiple formats (digital, web and paper). GST has evolved rapidly and it has been difficult to create effective curriculum as few guidelines existed to help educators. In 2010, the US Department of Labor (DoL), in collaboration with the National Geospatial Center of Excellence (GeoTech Center), a National Science Foundation supported grant, approved the Geospatial Technology Competency Mode (GTCM). The GTCM was developed and vetted with industry experts and provided the structure and example competencies needed across the industry. While the GTCM was helpful, a more detailed list of skills and competencies needed to be identified in order to build appropriate curriculum. The GeoTech Center carried out multiple DACUM events to identify the skills and competencies needed by entry-level workers. DACUM (Developing a Curriculum) is a job analysis process whereby expert workers are convened to describe what they do for a specific occupation. The outcomes from multiple DACUMs were combined into a MetaDACUM and reviewed by hundreds of GST professionals. This provided a list of more than 320 skills and competencies needed by the workforce. The GeoTech Center then held multiple workshops across the U.S. where more than 100 educators knowledgeable in teaching GST parsed the list into Model Courses and a Model Certificate Program. During this process, tools were developed that helped educators define which competency should be included in a specific course and the depth of instruction for that competency. This presentation will provide details about the process, methodology and tools used to create the Models and suggest how they can be used to create customized curriculum integrating geospatial science and technology into geoscience programs.

  8. Emotional Intelligence and the ACGME Competencies

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    Webb, Anita R.; Young, Richard A.; Baumer, Joane G.

    2010-01-01

    Background Residency programs desire assessment tools for teaching and measuring resident attainment of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education competencies, including interpersonal and communication skills. Objective We sought to evaluate the use of emotional intelligence (EI) assessment and training tools in assessing and enhancing interpersonal and communication skills. Methods We used a quasi-experimental design, with an intervention and control group composed of 1 class each of family medicine residents. The intervention was EI coaching. The assessment used the Emotional and Social Competence Inventory, a 360-degree EI survey consisting of self and other (colleague) ratings for 12 EI competencies. Results There were 21 participants in each of the 3 assessments (test, posttest, and control). Our EI coaching intervention had very limited participation due to a lack of protected time for EI coaching and residents' competing obligations. Return rates for self surveys were 86% to 91% and 66% to 68% for others. On all 3 trials, ratings by others were significantly higher than self ratings for every competence (range, P < .001–.045). None of the self ratings by the intervention group increased significantly for any of the competencies. None of the intervention group self ratings increased significantly on posttesting, whereas ratings by others increased significantly for coach/mentor (P < .001). The teamwork rating decreased significantly on both self and other ratings (P < .001). Achievement orientation was the highest intervention group posttest rating, and teamwork was the lowest. Conclusions EI is a necessary skill in today's health care environment, and our study found that a tool from another sector was useful in assessing resident EI skills. Because our EI coaching intervention was unsuccessful, the effects of coaching on interpersonal and communication skills could not be assessed. PMID:22132269

  9. Medical education and the tyranny of competency.

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    Brooks, Michael A

    2009-01-01

    Those who educate medical students and physicians work in a world suffused with the concept of competency. This article examines the intellectual origins and hidden assumptions of this concept and argues that it is an inadequate, and even harmful, concept to use as a guiding motif for professional education. The competency model-which tends to be top-down and prescriptive-does not provide the framework for objective educational assessment that it claims to provide. The alternative apprenticeship model is more appropriate for professional education and is more consistent with what psychological research has shown about the acquisition of expertise. PMID:19168947

  10. 50 CFR 300.172 - Vessel list.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Vessel list. 300.172 Section 300.172 Wildlife and Fisheries...Pacific Albacore Tuna Fisheries § 300.172 Vessel list. The “vessel list” is the list of U.S. vessels that are...

  11. Core Journal Lists: Classic Tool, New Relevance

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    Paynter, Robin A.; Jackson, Rose M.; Mullen, Laura Bowering

    2010-01-01

    Reviews the historical context of core journal lists, current uses in collection assessment, and existing methodologies for creating lists. Outlines two next generation core list projects developing new methodologies and integrating novel information/data sources to improve precision: a national-level core psychology list and the other a local…

  12. 78 FR 52512 - Procurement List Proposed Additions

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    2013-08-23

    ...Procurement List that will be furnished by nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind...products and service listed below from nonprofit agencies employing persons who are blind...Procurement List for production by the nonprofit agencies listed: Products NSN: MR...

  13. COMPUTER SECURITY revision list Subject Notes

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    Chothia, Tom

    list Password Injection BIOS Salt Alice and Bob notation Needham-Schroeder Public Key NeedhamCOMPUTER SECURITY revision list Subject Notes AES DES 3-DES CBC Diffie-Hellman Elgaml RSA KeyCrypt Electronic Signatures PGP Access Control Matrix Access Control Lists #12;COMPUTER SECURITY revision list

  14. Programmatic assessment of competency-based workplace learning: when theory meets practice

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    2013-01-01

    Background In competency-based medical education emphasis has shifted towards outcomes, capabilities, and learner-centeredness. Together with a focus on sustained evidence of professional competence this calls for new methods of teaching and assessment. Recently, medical educators advocated the use of a holistic, programmatic approach towards assessment. Besides maximum facilitation of learning it should improve the validity and reliability of measurements and documentation of competence development. We explored how, in a competency-based curriculum, current theories on programmatic assessment interacted with educational practice. Methods In a development study including evaluation, we investigated the implementation of a theory-based programme of assessment. Between April 2011 and May 2012 quantitative evaluation data were collected and used to guide group interviews that explored the experiences of students and clinical supervisors with the assessment programme. We coded the transcripts and emerging topics were organised into a list of lessons learned. Results The programme mainly focuses on the integration of learning and assessment by motivating and supporting students to seek and accumulate feedback. The assessment instruments were aligned to cover predefined competencies to enable aggregation of information in a structured and meaningful way. Assessments that were designed as formative learning experiences were increasingly perceived as summative by students. Peer feedback was experienced as a valuable method for formative feedback. Social interaction and external guidance seemed to be of crucial importance to scaffold self-directed learning. Aggregating data from individual assessments into a holistic portfolio judgement required expertise and extensive training and supervision of judges. Conclusions A programme of assessment with low-stakes assessments providing simultaneously formative feedback and input for summative decisions proved not easy to implement. Careful preparation and guidance of the implementation process was crucial. Assessment for learning requires meaningful feedback with each assessment. Special attention should be paid to the quality of feedback at individual assessment moments. Comprehensive attention for faculty development and training for students is essential for the successful implementation of an assessment programme. PMID:24020944

  15. List of Posters

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    List of Posters: Dark matter annihilation in the Galactic galo, by Dokuchaev Vyacheslav, et al. NEMO developments towards km3 telescope in the Mediterranean Sea. The NEMO project. Neutrino Mediterranean Observatory By Antonio Capone, NEMO Collaboration. Alignment as a result from QCD jet production or new still unknown physics at LHC? By Alexander Snigirev. Small-scale fluctuations of extensive air showers: systematics in energy and muon density estimation By Grigory Rubtsov. SHINIE: Simulation of High-Energy Neutrino Interacting with the Earth By Lin Guey-Lin, et al.. Thermodynamics of rotating solutions in n+1 dimensional Einstein - Maxwell -dilation gravity By Ahmad Sheykhi, et al.. Supernova neutrino physics with future large Cherenkov detectors By Daniele Montanino. Crossing of the Cosmological Constant Barrier in the string Inspired Dark Energy Model By S. Yu. Vernov. Calculations of radio signals produced by ultra-high and extremely high energy neutrino induced cascades in Antarctic ice By D. Besson, et al.. Inflation, Cosmic Acceleration and string Gravity By Ischwaree Neupane. Neutrino Physics: Charm and J/Psi production in the atmosphere By Liudmila Volkova. Three generation flavor transitions and decays of supernova relic neutrinos By Daniele Montanino. Lattice calculations & computational quantum field theory: Sonification of Quark and Baryon Spectra By Markum Harald, et al.. Generalized Kramers-Wannier Duality for spin systems with non-commutative symmetry By V. M. Buchstaber, et al.. Heavy ion collisions & quark matter: Nuclear matter jets and multifragmentation By Danut Argintaru, et al.. QCD hard interactions: The qT-spectrum of the Higgs and Slepton-pairs at the LHC By Guiseppe Bozzi. QCD soft interactions: Nonperturbative effects in Single-Spin Asymmetries: Instantons and TMD-parton distributions By Igor Cherednikov, et al.. Gluon dominance model and high multiplicity By Elena Kokoulina. Resonances in eta pi- pi- pi+ system By Dmitry Ryabchikov. Saturation effects in diffractive scattering at LHC By Oleg Selugin. A nonperturbative expansion method in QCD and R-related quantities By Igor Solovtsov. Z-scaling and high multiplicity particle Production in bar pp/pp & AA collisions at Tevatron and RHIC By Mikhail Tokarev. Scaling behaviour of the reactionsdd - > p? /3H and pd - > pd with pT at energy I-2 GeV By Yuri Uzikov. [ADS Note: Title formula can not be rendered correctly in ASCII.] CP violation, rare decays, CKM: Precision Measurements of the Mass of the Top Quark at CDF (Precision Top Mass Measurements at CDF) By Daniel Whiteson. Measurement of the Bs Oscillation at CDF By Luciano Ristori. The Bs mixing phase at LHCb By J. J. van Hunen. ATLAS preparations for precise measurements of semileptonic rare B decays By K. Toms. Hadron spectroscopy & exotics: Searches for radial excited states of charmonium in experiments using cooled antiproton beams By M. Yu. Barabanov. Retardation effects in the rotating string model By Fabien Buisseret and Claude Semay. Final results from VEPP-2M (CMD-2 and SND) By G. V. Fedotovich. Heavy Quark Physics: Prospects for B physics measurements using the CMS detector at the LHC By Andreev Valery. Heavy flavour production at HERA-B By Andrey Bogatyrev. B-Meson subleading form factors in the Heavy Quark Effective Theory (HQET) By Frederic Jugeau. Beyond the Standard Model: Monopole Decay in a Variable External Field By Andrey Zayakin. Two-Loop matching coefficients for the strong coupling in the MSSM By Mihaila Luminita. Test of lepton flavour violation at LHC By Hidaka Keisho. Looking at New Physics through 4 jets and no ET By Maity Manas. Are Preons Dyons? Naturalness of Three Generations By Das Chitta Ranjan. SUSY Dark Matter at Linear Collider By Sezen Sekmen, Mehmet Zeyrek. MSSM light Higgs boson scenario and its test at hadron colliders By Alexander Belyaev. Antiscalar Approach to Gravity and Standard Model By E. Mychelkin. GRID distributed analysis in high energy physics: PAX: Physics Analysis Design and Application on the GRID By Martin Erdmann

  16. Multicultural Competencies: A Guidebook of Practices.

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    Roysircar, Gargi, Ed.; Sandhu, Daya Singh, Ed.; Bibbins, Victor E., Sr., Ed.

    Intended to benefit the entire counseling community, this guidebook demonstrates current multicultural competencies and successful delivery of services across the various professional counseling disciplines. Leading authorities offer concrete direction for effective multicultural counseling and reflect on what they have found to be the best…

  17. ANALYSIS OF LAMB MORTALITY USING COMPETING RISKS

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    A competing risks model was used to describe lamb mortality up to four weeks of age in a composite sheep flock with 8,642 lamb records. Discrete survival methods were applied using sire and animal models. The results indicated that substantial variation exists in the risk of lambs dying from diffe...

  18. 29 CFR 1915.7 - Competent person.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...part are always carried out by a Marine Chemist. Exception: The employer may designate...competent persons or a statement that a Marine Chemist will perform the tests or inspections...information or instructions left by Marine Chemist, Coast Guard authorized persons and...

  19. Reducing Skin Picking via Competing Activities

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    Lane, Kathleen Lynne; Thompson, Ada; Reske, Cara L.; Gable, Lauren M.; Barton-Arwood, Sally

    2006-01-01

    This study examined the outcomes of a competing activities intervention to decrease skin picking exhibited by a 9-year-old student with comorbid diagnoses. Results of an ABCBAB design revealed that the use of student-selected manipulatives resulted in reduced skin picking. (Contains 1 figure.)

  20. Ohio Business Management. Technical Competency Profile (TCP).

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    Ray, Gayl M.; Wilson, Nick; Mangini, Rick

    This document describes the essential competencies from secondary through post-secondary associate degree programs for a career in business management. Ohio College Tech Prep Program standards are described, and a key to profile codes is provided. Sample occupations in this career area, such as management trainee, product manager, and advertising…

  1. [Competent treatment also in "surgical peanuts"!].

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    Heim, Dominik; Gujer, Silvio

    2015-01-01

    Ankle sprains, burns, cuts and lacerated wounds, ingrowing toenail - topics, that are common in the general practitioner's office. Just peanuts? If they are correctly treated, yes, maybe. But if poorly diagnosed and badly treated they turn out to be troublesome for the patient and the doctor - a real "pain in the neck"! Therefore competent treatment is mandatory, also for these "peanuts"! PMID:25533256

  2. Personality and social competency following unilateral stroke.

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    Langer, S L; Pettigrew, L C; Wilson, J F; Blonder, L X

    1998-09-01

    Neuropsychological research indicates that the left hemisphere plays a dominant role in verbal production and processing, while the right hemisphere plays a dominant role in nonverbal production and processing. This study sought to examine the effects of such differential hemispheric specialization on personality and social competency. Ten left hemisphere damaged (LHD) stroke patients, 11 right hemisphere damaged (RHD) stroke patients, and 7 neurologically normal (NHD) patients were videotaped while engaging in social interaction with their spouse and an interviewer. Segments of the interactions were independently coded by two observers. Patients and spouses were rated with respect to their level of social competency and the extent to which they were characterized by 10 personality adjectives (e.g., outgoing, warm). Ratings for the personality items were summed to create an aggregate score. Analysis of these scores revealed both LHD and RHD patients to have lower (i.e., more negative) mean scores than NHD patients, suggesting that stroke patients as a whole were seen as socially impaired. Analysis of the socially competent item revealed particular LHD deficits; LHD patients were seen as less socially competent than both RHD and NHD patients. Spouses of LHD, RHD, and NHD patients, in contrast, did not differ in observer-rated social behavior. PMID:9745234

  3. What's Happening in Minimum Competency Testing.

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    Frahm, Robert; Covington, Jimmie

    An examination of the current status of minimum competency testing is presented in a series of short essays, which discuss case studies of individual school systems and state approaches. Sections are also included on the viewpoints of critics and supporters, teachers and teacher organizations, principals and students, and the federal government.…

  4. Professional ethics: beyond the clinical competency.

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    Vanaki, Zohreh; Memarian, Robabeh

    2009-01-01

    Assessment of clinical competency in professional roles especially in crucial situations can improve the nursing profession. This qualitative research was conducted to determine the process of acquiring clinical competency by nurses in its cultural context and within the health care delivery system in Iran. This study, using grounded theory methodology, took place in universities and hospitals in Tehran. Nurses (36) included nurse managers, tutors, practitioners, and members of the Iranian Nursing Organization. Simultaneous data collection and analysis took place using participant semistructured interviews. Three categories emerged: (a) personal characteristics such as philanthropy, strong conscience, being attentive, accepting responsibility, being committed to and respecting self and others; (b) care environment including appropriate management systems, in-service training provision, employment laws, and control mechanisms, suitable and adequate equipment; and (c) provision of productive work practices including love of the profession, critical thinking, nursing knowledge, and professional expertise. Professional ethics has emerged as the core variable that embodies concepts such as commitment, responsibility, and accountability. Professional ethics guarantees clinical competency and leads to the application of specialized knowledge and skill by nurses. The results can be used to form the basis of guiding the process of acquiring clinical competency by nurses using a systematic process. PMID:19751933

  5. Machine Trades. A Competency Based Articulated Curriculum.

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    Mein, Jake; And Others

    This document is a competency-based curriculum guide designed to promote articulation in machine trades vocational education programs between and among secondary and postsecondary institutions in the Indian Hills Community College and Merged Area XV high schools in Iowa. The guide is organized in 11 sections. The first six sections provide…

  6. Competency rallying processes in virtual organizations1

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    Crowston, Kevin

    . As a result, strategies emerge from organizational structure and culture as long-term patterns of behaviour [3 on competency development and marshalling to describe the organizational activities necessary for firms network of firms reliably engineers and delivers manufacturing projects using an inter- organizational

  7. Competing Activities and Measures of Intrinsic Motivation.

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    Wicker, Frank W.; And Others

    1990-01-01

    Studies test validity of the instruments used to measure intrinsic motivation. Compares behavioral and self-report measures among undergraduates of intrinsic task interest to momentary mood, long-term motivational orientation, and interest in competing activities. Finds the behavioral measure depends on how treatments affect interest in…

  8. Transmigrant Families: Intercultural and Bilingual Competences Development

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    Gonzalez Barea, Eva Ma.; Garcia-Cano Torrico, Maria; Marquez Lepe, Esther; Ruiz Garzon, Francisca; Pozo Llorente, Ma. Teresa; Dietz, Gunther

    2010-01-01

    This article presents the results of a research project concerned with analysing and identifying the discourses and related strategies used by Spanish-German trans-migrant families to support and develop bilingual and intercultural competences stemming from their transmigratory experiences. Using the biographical-narrative approach, we reconstruct…

  9. Reading the Competencies through a Feminist Lens

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    Wilson, Kristin Bailey; Cox-Brand, Elizabeth

    2012-01-01

    The American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) has been a constant advocate for greater diversity in community college leadership. Along with other work to encourage diversity in leadership, the AACC brought together community college practitioners and scholars to develop a competency framework for community college leadership,…

  10. ViSC Social Competence Program

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    Strohmeier, Dagmar; Hoffmann, Christine; Schiller, Eva-Maria; Stefanek, Elisabeth; Spiel, Christiane

    2012-01-01

    The ViSC Social Competence Program has been implemented in Austrian schools within the scope of a national strategy plan, Together Against Violence. The program is a primary preventive program designed for grades 5 to 8. The prevention of aggression and bullying is defined as a school development task, and the initial implementation of the program…

  11. Teacher Competence and Students' Conflict Handling Strategies

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    Malm, Birgitte; Lofgren, Horst

    2006-01-01

    In a series of studies, teacher competence was studied from a student perspective. Students from different grades in secondary schools were interviewed about their views on what characterises a good teacher. Based on interviews and open-ended questionnaires, it was possible to construct a questionnaire with fixed alternatives that could be applied…

  12. Cultural Competency and Multicultural Teacher Education.

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    McAllister, Gretchen; Irvine, Jacqueline Jordan

    2000-01-01

    Reviews material on three process-oriented models that have been used to describe and measure the development of racial identity and cross-cultural competence. These models are: (1) Helms's Racial Identity Theory (J. Helms, 1984) (2) Banks's Typology of Ethnicity (J. Banks, 1984); and (3) M. Bennett's Development Model of Intercultural Sensitivity…

  13. Stream Morphometry, Stream Flow, Stream Competence

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    Alec Aitken

    This exercise combines field activities (i.e., topographic survey of a point bar; sediment sampling with a soil auger), laboratory analysis (i.e., particle size analysis of fluvial sediments), topographic map interpretation, and problem solving exercises. Key words: point bar, fluvial sediments, topographic surveying, particle size analysis, stream morphometry, stream discharge, stream flow competence

  14. Competency-Based Preservice Construction Trades Curriculum.

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    Nelms, Howard F.

    Intended for use at Eastern Illinois University in a model curriculum designed to prepare secondary school teachers in the field of residential building, this curriculum guide provides a competency-based preservice construction trades program. The guide is divided into thirteen units as follows: (1) pre-construction planning; (2) structural…

  15. Evaluator Competencies: What's Taught versus What's Sought

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    Dewey, Jennifer D.; Montrosse, Bianca E.; Schroter, Daniela C.; Sullins, Carolyn D.; Mattox, John R., II

    2008-01-01

    This article explores the overlaps and disconnects between the competencies evaluators acquire during graduate school and those required and desired by employers. To investigate this relationship, two different surveys are administered, one for job seekers and the other for employers; 205 postings in the American Evaluation Association job bank…

  16. Social Justice Competencies and Career Development Practices

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    Arthur, Nancy; Collins, Sandra; Marshall, Catherine; McMahon, Mary

    2013-01-01

    The recent focus on social justice issues in career development is primarily conceptual in nature and few resources account for the challenges or successes experienced by career development practitioners. The purpose of this article is to report the results of a research study of career practitioners in Canada regarding the competencies they use…

  17. Competing nonlinearities in quadratic nonlinear waveguide arrays

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    between pulse peak and av- erage beam powers, and to our knowledge no experi- mental demonstration- ence of nonlinear phase cancellation [7]. Still, experi- mental results demonstrating the effect and anomalous diffraction. The competing nonlinearities are realized in an ar- ray of periodically poled

  18. Assessing the ACEJMC Professional Values and Competencies

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    Christ, William G.; Henderson, Jennifer J.

    2014-01-01

    The accrediting body for media education, the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC), has established twelve professional values and competencies that all students must demonstrate before graduating from accredited journalism and mass communication programs. A close reading suggests that these twelve…

  19. Evaluating Child Coping Competence: Theory and Measurement

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    Moreland, Angela D.; Dumas, Jean E.

    2008-01-01

    Much of the research on children's coping styles is based on a downward extension of adult coping theories. In a departure from this approach, coping competence theory seeks to account for children's ability to cope with daily challenges on the basis of developmental research. The theory, which states that challenges call for distinct coping…

  20. THE COMPETENT COMPUTER Roger T. Hartley

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    Hartley, Roger

    , of course, in the very nature of the development of science that changes like this should occur, so our jobTHE COMPETENT COMPUTER Roger T. Hartley Department of Computer Science Kansas State University of artificial intelligence techniques has tended to refocus the issues of the nature of intelligence. Expert