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ERIC Number: ED417991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Pages: 12
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"The Kings New Training Courses"--A Research Project: The New Clothes May Have a CBT Label, but Do They Really Promote Lifelong Learning?
Barratt-Pugh, Llandis
This paper outlines the background and preliminary findings of a study currently in progress in Perth, Western Australia, to investigate the relationship between competence based training and the development of lifelong learning skills. The paper explores both the underlying aims of competency-based training (CBT) and the educational antecedents of the system to establish that there is a political intention and theoretical compatibility between the current system and lifelong learning development. Current concerns about the implementation of CBT system are reviewed and categorized. There are indications that the defined outcomes of CBT foster an environment that may focus primarily upon learner content achievement. This focus can mask the true basis of CBT and inhibit the realization of learner process choice, learner process reflection and the development of lifelong learning skills. The current methodology and instruments which are being used in the research project to examine this area are then described. The paper provides an overview of the initial data analysis which does not indicate a significant relationship between CBT systems and the development of lifelong learning skills. Finally the paper examines some of the factors which appear to be more critical in either inhibiting or facilitating such development and provides a conceptual model of those factors. Contains 57 references. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia