Competency-Based Education Fits any Academic Program: "Trust Me"

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149521
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Competency-Based Education Fits any Academic Program: "Trust Me"
Abstract:
Competency-Based Education Fits any Academic Program: "Trust Me"
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Wise, Sandra L., PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Argosy University Nashville
Title:President
[Leadership Session Presentation] Academicians often lament the challenges of traditional education. They espouse the poor tenets of seat time, teacher made tests and students who pass, but do not seem to have mastered the content and skills of a course. One educational approach to address these challenges is through competency-based education. While competency-based education has been gaining momentum in some academic settings, the implementation in highly skilled, hands-on degree programs has yet to become widely accepted. Competency-based education is built on the principles of adult learning that recognizes adult learners come to education knowing different things, learning at different paces and with already established competencies. Western Governors University (WGU) was created specifically to help adult learners fit college into their already busy lives. The adult learner has is the focus of WGU's learning model, unlike other universities that focus primarily on younger college age students. WGU is the first online university in the United States to be completely competency-based. This approach focuses on demonstrating competence to advance in a program versus sitting in a classroom. The essence of competency-based education involves validating what performance by competent practitioners actually comprises. Additionally, competency-based education is learner-centered in that outcomes are clear and thoroughly describe what must be done to demonstrate competency. Distinguishing competency-based education from more traditional teaching methods will be explored. Applying the methods for delivering competency-based education will be demonstrated in highly technical, hands-on programs such as nursing.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCompetency-Based Education Fits any Academic Program: "Trust Me"en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149521-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Competency-Based Education Fits any Academic Program: &quot;Trust Me&quot;</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Wise, Sandra L., PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Argosy University Nashville</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">President</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">slwise@argosy.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership Session Presentation] Academicians often lament the challenges of traditional education. They espouse the poor tenets of seat time, teacher made tests and students who pass, but do not seem to have mastered the content and skills of a course. One educational approach to address these challenges is through competency-based education. While competency-based education has been gaining momentum in some academic settings, the implementation in highly skilled, hands-on degree programs has yet to become widely accepted. Competency-based education is built on the principles of adult learning that recognizes adult learners come to education knowing different things, learning at different paces and with already established competencies. Western Governors University (WGU) was created specifically to help adult learners fit college into their already busy lives. The adult learner has&nbsp;is the focus of&nbsp;WGU's learning model, unlike&nbsp;other universities&nbsp;that focus primarily on younger college age&nbsp;students. WGU is the first online university in the United States to be completely competency-based. This approach focuses on demonstrating competence to advance in a program versus sitting in a classroom. The essence of competency-based education involves validating what performance by competent practitioners actually comprises. Additionally, competency-based education is learner-centered in that outcomes are clear and thoroughly describe what must be done to demonstrate competency. Distinguishing competency-based education from more traditional teaching methods will be explored. Applying the methods for delivering competency-based education will be demonstrated in highly technical, hands-on programs such as&nbsp;nursing.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:04:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:04:05Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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