Education, competence and performance. On training and development in the agri-foodcomplex

Research output: Book/ReportInaugural speech


In this inaugural address by Prof. Dr. Martin Mulder, on the occasion of his acceptance of the title of Professor in Education and Competence Studies at Wageningen University on 11 March 2004, he spoke about the position of Education and Competence Studies within Wageningen University. He stressed the importance of the scientific foundation for education policy and practice in education programmes in Wageningen, the value of green education as a sector of the education system that can contribute to the realisation of domain-oriented departmental policy priorities, and the need for competence studies in the pursuit of innovation and transformation within the agri-food complex. The focus in his speech was on competence thinking, specifically on competence-driven education. Furthermore he gave a few examples of projects that the chair group has carried out in the past few years and finally, he presented a number of education and competence themes that he believed offer very promising research opportunities
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Universiteit
Number of pages58
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • education
  • knowledge
  • agricultural education
  • competency based education
  • educational performance
  • training
  • development
  • academic standards
  • universities
  • agricultural sector
  • scientific research
  • competences

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