- Competency based education (CBE) focuses on the student’s demonstration of desired learning outcomes. Mastery of skills is key. A competency based curriculum focusses on what learners are expected to do, rather than on what students are expected to know. Competencies often refer to the higher levels of cognition according to Bloom's taxonomy.
- One of the main reasons why governments choose for competency-based education is increased student engagement. Students are more engaged in the material because they have ownership over their learning. This makes learning more effective and therefore more cost efficient.
- Assessing competencies, like problem solving, critical or creative thinking and analytical thinking, requires a different type of testing as opposed to the testing used in more traditional approaches to learning. Cito offers capacity building on competency-based assessment for professionals in education such as teachers, managers and policy makers.
Competency Based Education
Competency based education is spreading throughout the world. Governments in all continents are implementing this in different levels of education. This is not an easy task, however. How do you measure competencies in a fair, reliable and transparent way? How do you adequately measure higher order thinking skills? Cito can help you in all phases of the process.