Social-, health care and rehabilitation educators’ competence : a cross-sectional study
Mikkonen, K., Sorvari, P. L., Kuivila, H., Sjögren, T., Korpi, H., Koskinen, C., Koskinen, M., Koivula, M., Koskimäki, M., Lähteenmäki, M. L., Saaranen, T., Sormunen, M., Salminen, L., Mäki-Hakola, H., Wallin, O., Tuomikoski, A. M., Holopainen, A., & Kääriäinen, M. (2022). Social-, health care and rehabilitation educators’ competence : a cross-sectional study. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, Early online. https://doi.org/10.1080/00313831.2022.2123853
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An educator’s competence influences the implementation of evidence-based education and the overall quality of social and health care. This study aimed to identify distinct competence profiles from Finnish social, health and rehabilitative care educators, as well as describe which personal and professional characteristics influenced belonging to a certain profile. Data were collected from 28 educational organizations located throughout Finland using the Health and Social Care Educators’ Competence instrument. The survey was answered by 422 educators. The performed K-means cluster analysis identified three distinct educator competence profiles, which differed in terms of self-assessed expertise in various competence areas and certain background characteristics. The results highlight that educational institutions should concentrate on refining the digital competence of educators, which requires networking, collaboration, and work-related pedagogical competence. The differences in evaluation identified for the three profiles demonstrates that more experienced educators should mentor their less experienced counterparts to ensure a high quality of education. ...
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