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ERIC Number: EJ785213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
From Competence in the Curriculum to Competence in Action
Jonnaert, Philippe; Masciotra, Domenico; Barrette, Johanne; Morel, Denise; Mane, Yaya
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v37 n2 p187-203 Jun 2007
The article begins by drawing a distinction between the concepts of "curriculum" and "programme of study", and goes on to show that curriculum reform involves much more than simply rewriting programmes of study. The reforms that are presently sweeping across education systems throughout the world qualify, in many cases, as true paradigm revolutions, given the magnitude of the transition from an objectives-based to a competency-based pedagogy. The authors discuss the complex nature of a situated approach to competence by exploring the theoretical foundations of a number of contemporary perspectives: situated action/cognition, distributed cognition/intelligence, collective intelligence and enaction. The value of a situated approach to competence is that it goes beyond an objectives-based pedagogy, while at the same time incorporating the best of what it has to offer.
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Language: English
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