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Lecture series continues with examination of CBE

Holland College’s 50th anniversary lecture series continues Wednesday, November 13 with “Competency-Based Education: A Cornerstone of Holland College” at 7 p.m. in the Centre of Applied Science and Technology, 300 Kent Street, in Charlottetown.

Participants include Larry Coffin, retired Holland College instructor and competency-based education (CBE) specialist; Marylou Griffin-Jenkins, Manager-Curriculum Services; Andrew MacLaine a learning manager in the Child and Youth Care Worker program; and Chris Arsenault a learning manager, in the Computer Networking Technology program. Kim Gillis, a curriculum and instructional consultant with Holland College will moderate the discussion.

CBE measures students’ progress by focusing on the demonstration of skills as opposed to abstract knowledge. It was an integral component in the approach to education for the Island’s new community college, and 50 years later it is still an important element of the college’s curriculum development and delivery. The panel will discuss the origins of CBE and how Holland College’s approach to CBE has changed over the years.

Admission is free. Donations to the 50th Anniversary Golden Endowment Fund would be greatly appreciated.

Other topics in the lecture series include Building a College Presence Across the Island, an interactive tour of the Atlantic Police Academy, and a culinary experience at The Culinary Institute of Canada. Holland College president Dr. Sandy MacDonald will deliver the final lecture on May 15. He will share his vision for the future of Holland College. For more information about Holland College’s anniversary activities, visit hollandcollege.com/50years.


For more information about this release, please contact:
Sara Underwood, Media and Communications Officer
Tel: 902-566-9695
Date: Wednesday, November 06, 2019