About TKCOM project
Building up Chinese Primary Teachers’ Key Competences through a Global Competence-based Framework (henceforth TKCOM) is a capacity building project co-funded by the European Commission (project’s reference 586415-EPP-1-2017-1-ES-EPPKA2-CBHE-JP).
TKCOM is a three-year project. Six universities are involved in this project of which three are European (University of Barcelona, University of Coimbra and Nottingham Trent University) and three are Chinese (Beijing Normal University, Northwest Normal University and Southwest University).
The main aim of this project is to install capacity in Chinese Higher Education Institutions so that these institutions can move towards a Competence-Based Approach (CBA). For this purpose, different actions are carried out.
A Global Teachers Key Competences Framework (GTKC-F) is created by selecting teachers’ core competences and defining different levels of competence development (rubrics).
Additionally, a platform with some self-assessment tools (ATKC-Tools), which provide information about the own competence level, are uploaded in a platform. In addition, a self-assessment tool per each competence is created within this project.
A second step is the design and implementation of a blended (online and face-to-face) teacher trainers’ training for Chinese university teachers.
These teacher trainers have to be involved in pre-service and in in-service teacher training so that these lecturers can apply the competence-based approach in their lessons.
These CBA courses must be implemented during the academic course 2017-2019.
The third step is that those teacher students trained within the CBA apply this approach with their primary students during the academic course 2019-2020.
Several work packages are carried out in order to attain the main goal of this project. Each work package is coordinated by one of the partner university.