ERIC Number: ED454805
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Delivery of the Knowledge Curriculum vs. Skill and Competency Curriculum.
Shaughnessy, Michael F.
Students are socialized into a subculture of education through many means, but many students encounter only the lecture method, especially in the general education curriculum. The lecture approach is commonly associated with multiple choice testing, and some students may go through college without taking, or learning to take, other kinds of tests. Many colleges adhere to the lecture/take notes/take tests model. For some students, there are competency based classes that adhere to skill based models. Rather than earning a grade through multiple choice tests, the student is forced to perform. This is especially evident for education students who must student teach. Evaluations are based on the subjective evaluation of the instructor. Some students are not able to make the transition to the performance based approach. However, in the future, teachers will increasingly be faced with the demand to provide instruction and knowledge to students in an increasingly computerized, sophisticated, electronic fashion. Students must be socialized anew to accept feedback and evaluations that are of more than multiple choice nature. (SLD)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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