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ERIC Number: EJ154220
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1977
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Competency-Based Education: Can We Accept the Mettle of the Model?
Simpson, Ronald D.
American Biology Teacher, 39, 2, 109-110,117, Feb 77
Presents controversies concerning competency based education (CBE). Lists and explains common characteristics of the CBE model: (1) prior knowledge by the student of educational objectives; (2) student responsibility for learning; and (3) criterion-based evaluation. Stresses needs for simplification, communication and adequate time for testing CBE before widespread implementation. (CS)
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