ERIC Number: ED473245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Defining and Assessing Learning: Exploring Competency-Based Initiatives. Report of the National Postsecondary Education Cooperative Working Group on Competency-Based Initiatives in Postsecondary Education. Brochure [and] Report.
Jones, Elizabeth A.; Voorhees, Richard A.
This document includes a 3-page brochure describing the main report and the main report. The report explores competency-based models in postsecondary institutions and other learning environments. It is intended primarily as a guide for postsecondary educators who are interested in establishing such efforts at their institutions. The following sections are included: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Defining and Classifying Competency-Based Initiatives: The Guiding Framework"; (3) "Methodology for the Case Studies"; (4) "Principles of Strong Practice"; (5) "Concluding Observations"; (6) "Annotated Bibliography"; (7) "Case Study Abstracts"; and (8) eight appendixes containing the individual case studies on which the report is based. These case studies include: King's College; Northwest Missouri State University; Sinclair Community College; Hagerstown Community College; Colorado Community Colleges Incumbent Worker Project; Western Governors University; Proficiency-Based Admission Standards System in Oregon; and Ford Motor Company. (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, Case Studies, Competency Based Education, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Minimum Competencies, Models, Research Methodology, Student Evaluation
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free). For full text of brochure: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/2002175.pdf. For full text of report: http://nces.ed.gov/pubs2002/2002159.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Postsecondary Education Cooperative.
IES Cited: ED558117