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ERIC Number: ED501182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Oct-15
Pages: 42
Abstractor: Author
Defining Competence
McCowan, Richard J.
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A major problem in competency-based education is the lack of clarity in defining competence. This monograph describes the levels of competence used in developing competency-based educational programs and provides a taxonomy that can be used in developing competency-based instruction. The taxonomy includes four levels. Level 1 includes specific attitudes, knowledge, and skills. Level 2 includes competences which are clusters of skills, attitudes, and knowledge. Level 3 includes domains which are clusters of related competences. Level 4 includes clusters of domains which form a job. The monograph includes suggestions for writing competencies. It describes the A-B-C-Ds of writing a competence including audience, behavior, conditions, and degree. The issues of sequencing objectives and taxonomies of objectives are also discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 8 figures.) [This monograph was produced by the Center for Development of Human Services, a continuing education enterprise of the Research Foundation of the State University of New York. It was funded by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York Research Foundation, Buffalo.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A