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ERIC Number: ED118023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Competency Programs in Higher Education. ERIC/Higher Education Research Report No. 7.
Trivett, David A.
This monograph looks into the origins of competency programs in higher education and explores various ideas about educational outcomes as a basis for defining what competency is and is not. These educational outcome ideas relate to behavioral objectives, mastery learning, and testing for specific competencies rather than for an intelligence test type of learning. Eight competency programs at institutions of higher education are surveyed with emphasis on how they began and the unique set of competencies they developed. Since these outcomes are not only informational in nature but often include value outcomes as well, the institutional goals must be clearly defined before competency outcomes for students can be specified. (Author)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, History, Models, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Student Role, Teacher Role
American Association for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Suite 780, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education.