Competency Based Learning: Notes From A Friendly Critic

Learning is not Linear. Creating and not stifling capable people is a challenge in the ongoing learning needs of adults. Very applicae to medical education.

Heutagogy Community of Practice

Capability-Development

This piece was stimulated by an article circulated on Twitter that the US higher education industry is flirting with competency based learning (CBL) as a framework for learning processes and outcomes. I am also currently entangled in the spider web that CBL has become in Australia. It seems the planets are in alignment to get a discussion going.

Let me preface what I am going to say here with the claim I am not an enemy of CBL. I used to write papers on CBL in the 1990s and annoy the hell out of those wedded to what was a fast growing competency movement in Australia. No matter how many times I repeated this opening statement about my motives at conferences and other forums, the assumption was that I was the competency anti-Christ come to burst the bubble.

In fact I have referred to competence, the acquisition of skills and…

View original post 735 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s