The Past and the Promise: Today’s Competency Education Movement

The Past and the Promise: Today's Competency Education Movement

CECILIA LE, REBECCA E. WOLFE & ADRIA STEINBERG

This report, the first in the Students at the Center’s new Competency Education Research Series lays a foundation for assessing the potential of competency-based models, grounded in an exploration of the outcomes from previous like-minded efforts. Recent research and theory from the learning sciences shows that a personalized approach to competency education may help better prepare all students from all backgrounds for deeper learning and for life after graduation. New information technologies are making it feasible to try these strategies on a large scale. Putting in place an equitable system necessitates navigating the many—but far from insurmountable—political and implementation challenges facing personalized competency education.

Source Organization: Students at the Center

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