Psicologia Escolar e Educacional
versão impressa ISSN 1413-8557
DIAS, Isabel Simões. Competencies in education: concept and educational meaning. Psicol. Esc. Educ. (Impr.) [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.1, pp. 73-78. ISSN 1413-8557. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-85572010000100008.
The concept of competence and the reflection about its educative meaning is an important issue in national and international education research. This essay pretends to frame and to define the concept of competence in educative field making a connection between constructivism and competence approach in teaching/learning process. Appealing to multidisciplinary national and international research, this study is a contribution for the understanding of the pedagogic meaning of the competence concept. It search data to reflect about educative intervention in a pluralist, multifaceted and in constant mutation school. Education is an intervention tool in a world that asks for learning students, action and specific contexts. This personal resource mobilization for an effective answer in a particular situation happens autonomously when opportunities are built for its construction.
Palavras-chave : Competence; Constructivism; Education.