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16th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville (Spain)

Date: 13th - 15th of November, 2023

The participation in the 16th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Seville (Spain) had the privilege to present the article “ASSESSMENT OF QUALITATIVE PERFORMANCE OF ACADEMIC STAFF IN TERMS OF TEACHING AND LEARNING: PRACTICAL APPLICATION” reflecting the practical application of the developed theoretical framework for the assessment of pedagogical competence of academic staff. The conference provided a dynamic platform for exchanging ideas and insights with fellow researchers, practitioners, and field experts.

Link of materials: https://doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2023.1054

Assessment of Pedagogical Competence of Academic Staff: Case Study

Autors: Olga Vindača Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Riga Technical University
Title: Assessment of Pedagogical Competence of Academic Staff: Case Study.
Conference: // 17th International Scientific Conference Society. Integration. Education – SIE2023 Proceedings.
Date: 26-27 may, 2023, Rezekne, Latvia.
Link: https://doi.org/10.17770/sie2023vol1.7151 (offered for Web of Science), ISSN 1691-5887.
Article: https://journals.rta.lv/index.php/SIE/article/view/7151/6085

Key words: academic staff, assessment, higher education, non-teacher trained academic staff, pedagogical competence, teacher-trained academic staff

The article reviews the issue of pedagogical competence of academic staff (PCAS) in higher education institutions focusing on the primary tenants of its formation and development, offering the definition of PCAS, emphasizing non-teacher trained academic staff (without pedagogical background). As well as contributing to the discussion of PCAS among the experts and professionals of non-pedagogical field, formulating the core elements for the assessment of PCAS in three perspectives: of educators, of students, of higher education institution.

This study will help higher education institutions to rethink their strategies for the assessment of academic staff and further perspectives of their development planning.


Assessment of Pedagogical Competence of Academic Staff: Criteria and Indicators

Authors : Olga Vindača, Rezekne Academy of Technologies (LATVIA), Professor Velta Ļubkina, Riga Technical University, Rezekne Academy of Technologies (LATVIA) (2023).
Title: Assessment of Pedagogical Competence of Academic Staff: Criteria and Indicators.
Conference: 17th International Technology, Education and Development Conference (INTED2023)
Date: 6th-8th March, 2023, Valencia, Spain,
Link: doi: 10.21125/inted.2023.0401 (offered for Web of Science).
Appears in: INTED2023 Proceedings
Publication year: 2023
Pages: 1385-1394
ISBN: 978-84-09-49026-4
ISSN: 2340-1079
Appears in: INTED2023 Proceedings

Keywords: Pedagogical competence, academic staff, teaching, learning, research, innovation, digitalization

As it is emphasized in the updated European strategy for universities 2022 the higher education institutions have a unique position at the crossroads of teaching, learning, research and innovation, serving society and economy. Therefore, the academic staff needs to be equipped with the corresponding skills and competence for the future in order to meet innovative and technological potential, ensuring scientific excellence. The aim of this article to explain the formation of each group of pedagogical competence: learning-assessment; research-innovative and digital; to specify the key criteria and indicators for each group of pedagogical competence, providing a selective review of research, and to justify the structure of assessment process of pedagogical competence of academic staff, combining self-assessment and students’ assessment tools.

This article is created within the project “Strengthening the Academic Staff of Higher Education Institutions in the areas of strategic specialization in RTA, VeA and ViA” ( and RTU ERASMUS+ project Transformative Digital Pedagogies for Higher Education TDP4HE (Nr. 2022-1-LV01-KA220-HED-000085277).
Date of update 22 mars 2024