ERIC Number: ED384286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Delivery of the Knowledge Curriculum vs. Skill and Competency Curriculum.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.
This paper describes the commonly found "knowledge delivery" education format and argues that work outside the academy and more in-depth academic training demand skills and competencies not developed by the "knowledge delivery" model. The knowledge curriculum education is characterized as lecture-type instruction, knowledge delivery and exposure, student note taking, and multiple choice tests. Students become socialized to this format and have difficulty in situations where training demands practice and acquisition of skills, demonstration of competencies, and evaluation based on supervision and judgment. Students may need some assistance with the transition from a knowledge-based system to a skills/competency-based system. (JB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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