Expanding the traditional role of the adult education teacher – The development of relational competences and actions
Bjarne Wahlgren, Kristina Mariager-Anderson, Department of Education, Denmark ; Sia Hovmand Sørensen, The Danish Evaluation Institute, Denmark
TATE Volume 60, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The article reports the effect of a competence development programme for adult education teachers. The effect has been assessed using electronic questionnaires completed by the teachers before and after the training programme, and by interviews with the teachers over a period of two years. The study shows that while the teachers' competences and actions develop significantly on some dimensions (e.g. to act upon discovering a student who is not thriving), they remain largely the same on other (e.g. to give appreciative feedback). There is a greater change and development in the teachers' actions than in their competences.
Wahlgren, B., Mariager-Anderson, K. & Sørensen, S.H. (2016). Expanding the traditional role of the adult education teacher – The development of relational competences and actions. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 60(1), 303-311. Elsevier Ltd.