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McCowan, Richard J. – Online Submission, 1998
This paper describes the theories and social factors that contributed to the development of competency-based training (CBT). These include behaviorism (Edward L. Thorndike), scientific management (Frederick Taylor), progressive education (John Dewey), and derivative theories including operant conditioning (B.F. Skinner), objectives-based…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Mastery Learning, Competency Based Education, Learning Theories