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ERIC Number: ED115768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 29
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Specifying and Writing Occupational Competencies.
Johnson, Charles E.; Shearron, Gilbert F.
Competency Based Education (CBE) is a system of instruction which holds that the learner has completed his preparation only when he effectively does the job he has been learning to do. Three major assumptions which form the basis for CBE are: (1) an educational program should prepare the student with competencies to effectively do the job he is learning to do; (2) an educational program should make the best use of all resources; and (3) an educational program should be designed, developed, implemented, and revised by management approaches which effectively and efficiently operate all of the various parts of the program in concert. Occupational competency may be classified as skill oriented or process oriented. Personal attributes complement the training of an occupational competency. The preparation of statements for competencies requires more detailed descriptive statements to help others understand what is meant when the competency statement is used. Four sources for identifying competencies for any given occupation include job performance, analysis of job description, product analysis, and consensus. (The document is presented in a simplified approach to introduce CBE to those unfamiliar with the more complex concepts in much of the available literature.) (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Books
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