ERIC Number: ED279910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-May
Reference Count: 0
Competency-Based Education and Training: A Humanistic and Realistic Approach to Technical and Vocational Instruction. Background Paper.
Norton, Robert E.
This look at competency-based education (CBE) begins by defining competency-based training. The five essential elements are discussed--competencies, criterion-referenced evaluation, provision for individual development and evaluation, requirement of student performance, and student-paced instruction. Facilitating or supporting characteristics are listed; these are grouped into instructional and administrative characteristics. Benefits of CBE are highlighted. Focus then shifts to identification of training program needs. A suggested comprehensive vocational education program planning model is presented. Three steps are discussed in some detail: assessing individual needs and interests (including student vocational and educational interests, student needs, student abilities, and adult training and retraining needs), assessing labor market needs, and analyzing and synthesizing existing programs and services. A discussion of development of competency-based instructional materials is followed by information on occupational skill competency-testing, available test products and services, and test selection. Attachments include a CBE student-evaluation model, more specific information on program planning, a reference guide to writing student learning guides, and a CBE program evaluation checklist. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Workshop on Technical/Vocational Teacher Training (Chiba City, Japan, May 11-22, 1987). Attachment F contains small, blurred print.