Assessing the Development of Collaborative Knowledge Work Competence: Scales for Higher Education Course Contexts

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Abstract

The necessity to learn competence for collaborative knowledge work during higher education (HE) is accepted widely, but continued work is required to explicate how to define and assess such competence. In this article, the development and validation of a questionnaire for assessing the development of collaborative knowledge work competence is based on object-bound collaborative knowledge creation practices. In total, 546 students responded to a questionnaire on Collaborative Knowledge Practices (CKP). The data were analysed for measurement invariance for two groups of HE students in media engineering and life sciences. Seven scales of the CKP were found to measure course-related learning of collaboration, integration of personal and collective efforts, development through feedback, persistent development of knowledge objects, understanding of different disciplines and related expertise, interdisciplinary collaboration, and using digital technology. The CKP questionnaire scales can be used as a generic self-evaluation tool for students on course-based learning outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
JournalScandinavian Journal of Educational Research
Number of pages19
ISSN0031-3831
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 15 Aug 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 516 Educational sciences
  • Higher education
  • collaboration
  • assessment
  • competence development
  • 1ST-YEAR STUDENTS
  • SHARED REGULATION
  • FIT INDEXES
  • SKILLS
  • ATTRIBUTES
  • CRITERIA
  • INQUIRY

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