ERIC Number: ED097087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-29
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Competency-Based Learning Systems.
Harlacher, Ervin L.
The development of competency-based learning systems at Brookdale Community College in New Jersey is discussed. A concerted effort was made not only to recognize individual differences among students but also to provide instructional strategies that would accomodate the variety of learning styles reflected in those differences. The Brookdale Educational Plan embodies the following components: (1) the Student Development Program, (2) the Career Studies Core, (3) the Community Internship, (4) the Learning Assistance Program, and (5) the General Education Core. Each of these components is discussed. The competency based learning systems at Brookdale mean: (1) that required competencies (learning objectives) are defined in advance (job and transfer standards) for all units, courses, and programs; (2) that course and program competencies must be mastered if credit is to be given and degree awarded; (3) that a wide diversification of learning methods be utilized to cause learning; (4) that all learning experiences must be evaluated, utilizing multiple forms, to determine whether the desired learning has occurred; (5) that the learning pace must be adjusted to needs of individual students (self-pacing); and (6) that the student must assume responsibility for his learning. (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey