Kairit Tammets, Kai Pata, Mart Laanpere


This paper focuses on the process of accreditation of in-service teachers’ competences, which is used in some countries as career advancement option within profession. The accreditation process of senior teachers in Estonia is somewhat different compared with other countries, as the next career rank can be granted to an applicant only if she/he meets a number of formal measurable indicators. The higher career rank is valid just for five years, then it has to be re-applied or else teacher falls back to previous rank and salary level. We argue that current accreditation process does not support teachers’ lifelong learning and knowledge building activities and does not make use of new technology (e.g. e-portfolio). Empirical study was conducted using participatory design method involving in-service teachers. The first iteration of design-based research process resulted with an alternative scenario for competence-based accreditation process involving use of digital portfolio. The paper also provides a conceptual model for learning and knowledge building with e-portfolio to support the new scenario of teachers’ accreditation process.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Tammets K., Pata K. and Laanpere M. (2011). A SCENARIO FOR PORTFOLIO-BASED ACCREDITATION OF TEACHERS’ COMPETENCES IN ESTONIAN CONTEXT . In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-8425-50-8, pages 280-289. DOI: 10.5220/0003344102800289

in Bibtex Style

author={Kairit Tammets and Kai Pata and Mart Laanpere},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 2: CSEDU,
SN - 978-989-8425-50-8
AU - Tammets K.
AU - Pata K.
AU - Laanpere M.
PY - 2011
SP - 280
EP - 289
DO - 10.5220/0003344102800289