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November 13, 2019

Lecture 2: Competency-based Education


COMPETENCY-BASED EDUCATION: A CORNERSTONE OF HOLLAND COLLEGE

7 PM, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2019 
Third Floor, Centre for Applied Science and Technology
Prince of Wales Campus
Participants: Larry Coffin, retired Holland College instructor and CBE specialist; Marylou Griffin-Jenkins, Manager- Curriculum Services; Andrew MacLaine, Learning Manager, Child and Youth Care Worker program; and Chris Arsenault, Learning Manager, Computer Networking Technology.

Moderator: Kim Gillis, Curriculum & Instructional Consultant

Competency-based education (CBE) measures students’ progress by focusing on the demonstration of skills as opposed to abstract knowledge. CBE 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. How different is our approach to CBE now? This discussion will delve into the origins of CBE and how it has changed over the years.

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