The qualification of a teacher consists in obtaining two types of competences: the subject-specific competences and the transversal, or generic ones. While the first category describes what do we know on the basis of a first, second or third degree in a particular field of knowledge, the transferable competences help us prepare for our future role in society in terms of employability and citizenship. In Romanian literature, they are described as reference points for the development of curricula because they allow flexibility and autonomy in curriculum design. Typical examples include: ability for abstract thinking, analysis and synthesis, ability to apply knowledge in practical situations, ability to plan and manage time, knowledge and understanding of the subject area and understanding of the profession, communication skills, and many more. I consider that these types of competences in particular are relevant to the ongoing professional and personal development of teachers, mainly because they will continue to be developed throughout one’s career. My PhD thesis is based on the study of transversal competences as theoretical and applied approaches in the training of teachers. Some of my research conclusions are presented here.
|Keywords:||Transversal Competences, Training, Curriculum Design|
PhD Student, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania