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ERIC Number: ED255708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Education for Adult Learners.
Davis, Scott R.; Frost, Alan
This paper contains a concise summary of the theory and practice of competency-based education, especially as it applies to adult education. The paper first defines competency-based education (CBE) and details the assumptions on which CBE is based. It then lists the critical components for effective CBE and cites the advantages of using a competency-based unit of instruction. The organization of learning activities in a CBE program is explained in the next section and illustrated with a flowchart. The paper then provides suggestions for developing competency-based learning materials, achieving learning objectives, and presenting material. The final section of the paper advocates the application of CBE to adult learning and enumerates reasons why the CBE approach is preferred. (KC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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