Reference : Is Competence a Holy Grail for Teaching? Reflections on Nursing Education
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Is Competence a Holy Grail for Teaching? Reflections on Nursing Education
Dancot, Jacinthe mailto [Université de Liège > Département des sciences de la santé publique > Département des sciences de la santé publique >]
Nursing and Care Open Access Journal
MedCrave Group
[en] Nursing student ; Nursing Education ; Competence ; Emergent professionality
[en] The competence-based approach is largely widespread in the nursing schools and is viewed as a golden standard for professional teaching. But the practical use of the concept is varying among institutions and even teachers. The goal of this narrative review is to clarify the conception of competence and its use in the fields of education and nursing. Regarding education, Gonczi, Tardif, Jonnaert and Beckers are the key authors referred to. A first apparent consensus over the holistic nature of the competence quickly gives place to the observation of important nuances in conceptions. Similarly, in the field of nursing, Benner is first discussed, and recent literature reviews and concept analyses are taken into account: similar nuances are detected, as well as difficulties in the practical implementation of the concept. Considering the lack of consensus and the paradigmaticalincoherences detected among the sources consulted for this review, we question the use of competence as single point of view for teaching and assessing, and we propose other avenues to be explored in order to recognize emergent professionality.
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