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Vortrag Prof. Dr. Jens Beckmann: „Predicting Success in an Ever-Changing World – The Potential of Dynamic Testing“

Frankfurt, 16. Oktober 2019 – Von Anfang Oktober bis Mitte November ist Prof. Dr. Jens Beckmann von der Durham University zu Gast am DIPF. Zu seinem Vortrag laden wir Sie herzlich ein!

Prof. Dr. Jens Beckmann (Durham University)

„Predicting Success in an Ever-Changing World – The Potential of Dynamic Testing“

 

Wann? 16.10.2019, 16.00 s.t.

Wo? DIPF | Leibniz-Institut für Bildungsforschung und Bildungsinformation, Rostocker Straße 6, Frankfurt am Main, Raum Wolfgang Mitter I+II

 

Cognitive flexibility seems to be one of those attributes of students and employees that are highly desirable, if not essential, as it is expected to facilitate processes of dealing with novelty and adaptation to ever-changing environments. Although conceptually being a central aspect of intelligence cognitive flexibility is operationally underrepresented in test scores derived from traditional approaches to intelligence testing. This problem of construct-underrepresentation is not unique to cognitive flexibility. It has also been discussed in relation to the assessment of the ability to learn. The proposed solution here are learning tests which represent a form of Dynamic Testing. In this talk, I firstly clarify what Dynamic Testing is by using learning tests as an exemplar. I will then argue that Dynamic Testing also has the potential of being instrumental to the assessment of the ability to deal with novelty and to adapt to change and provide examples of such measures. The conceptual and methodological underpinnings of Dynamic Testing go beyond the mere aspect of assessment in education and how assessment information should be utilised in educational contexts as they have important implications for our understanding of the dynamics of cognitive abilities in relation to learning.

 

Der Vortrag wird voraussichtlich auf Deutsch gehalten.