ERIC Number: ED442986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Competency Based Training. NCVER Research Forum (Adelaide, Australia, November 10, 1999).
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
This publication reports on a forum on competency based training (CBT) research in Australia. Section 1 contains biographies of presenters and panel members. Section 2 presents an overview of the research and highlights key findings. Summaries follow of each of the five key projects. "The CBT Decade: Teaching for Flexibility and Adaptability" (Stephen Billett) examines the impact of CBT in the VET (vocational education and training) sector. "The Workplace Perspective" (Dianne Mulcahy) evaluates the extent to which CBT meets stakeholders' requirements. "The Staff Development Perspective" (Tom Lowrie) examines CBT's impact on the role and responsibilities of instructors across the VET sector. "Making a Difference? How CBT Has Changed Teaching and Learning" (Erica Smith) explores the impact of CBT and recognition of prior learning on teaching and learning in VET. "Assessing in a CBT Format" (Andrea Bateman) addresses the validity and reliability of two forms of assessment and examines their relationship to competency-based assessment (CBA) in VET. "Not Just Falling over the Line? A Snapshot of CBA" (Barbara Bloch) examines how well CBA is meeting the needs, preferences, and expectations of stakeholders in the assessment process. Each summary has these components: background, key findings, implications for teachers and trainers, implications for policy and provision, and three key issues. Section 3 is an annotated listing of 15 other research projects and reports on CBT. (YLB)
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Developed Nations, Educational Change, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Performance Based Assessment, Prior Learning, Staff Development, Teacher Responsibility, Teacher Role, Vocational Education
For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/research/papers/downloads/CBT.pdf.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia