ERIC Number: ED252706
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
Towards a Competence-Based System. An FEU View.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
This brief technical statement sets forth how the Further Education Unit Board of Management views the task of coming to grips with a training/education philosophy concerned with competence. It starts from the viewpoint that there is a common concern to raise standards of education and training; that the Board can support the Manpower Services Commission endeavors to move toward a competence-based system; and that wider access to training and jobs should be a priority. A wider definition of competence than that associated with working life is then offered, one that embraces formal and informal learning, extends beyond occupational skills into life skills, and requires changes in attitudes as well as in methodology. Examples from education/training are given on how competence can be defined, understood, delivered, and evaluated. The role and accreditation of experience is considered, and the problems of assessing competence are discussed. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom