ERIC Number: ED108017
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
Beyond Competency Based Instruction: A Learning Hierarchy for Counselor Education.
Cook, David R.
There are limitations inherent in a competency-based approach to counselor education, beginning with the assumption that it is impossible to specify all the competencies that a counselor needs or should have for any given setting. It follows from these assumptions that the designing of instruction cannot deal operationally with more than a limited range of important counselor capabilities. The author proposes a hierarchy of learning outcomes for counselor education based on a learning model by Robert Gagne. From early to later development these learning outcomes included: (1) motor skills; (2) intellectual skills; (3) verbal information; (4) cognitive strategies; and (5) attitude learning. The major portion of the paper provides the detailed analysis of this hierarchy and its relevance to competency-based program development. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)