ERIC Number: ED410422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Competency-Based Education and Training: Between a Rock and a Whirlpool.
Harris, Roger; Guthrie, Hugh; Hobart, Barry; Lundberg, David
This book considers critically the many issues surrounding competency-based education and training (CBE/T) and provides practical advice on its appropriateness and application to educational and training programs. Part A places the whole issue of CBE/T in its appropriate contexts. Chapters 1-3 examine the concept of competence and its articulation in CBE/T, historical and international contexts, and the Australian approach to CBE/T and its critics. Part B deals with the major issues relating to competency. Chapters 4-9 address the issues raised by CBE/T categorized into six main groupings: reform in a federal system, competency standards, curriculum, learners and learning, assessment, and fair access. Part C takes the reader step-by-step through workable applications of CBE/T. Chapters 10-13 address, respectively, the following key phases in the implementation process: planning the introduction of CBE/T, designing a CBE/T program, developing procedures for managing CBE/T, and facilitating and assessing learning in CBE/T. Following a conclusion, the book contains 400 references and an index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Competence, Competency Based Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Learning, Postsecondary Education, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Student Evaluation, Vocational Education
Paul & Company, c/o PCS Data Processing Inc., 360 West 31st Street, New York, NY 10001 (clothbound: ISBN-0-7329-2782-X, $64.95; paperback: ISBN-0-7329-2781-1, $32.95).
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Australia