How helpful are the competency models for the development and evaluation of a professional degree curriculum?

  Who does not want competent workforce or competent health care providers? Health sciences and clinical degree programs are among many professions continue to embrace competency-based education.  So, if the goal is to assure that we as educators graduate competent students into the profession, what kind of competencies should guide our curriculum development and allow … Continue reading How helpful are the competency models for the development and evaluation of a professional degree curriculum?

How do we know our students are competent?

  Here is one basic question that may not have an easy answer: How do we know we graduate competent students from our professional degree programs? Perhaps, the common answer to this question would be that the curriculum is “mapped” to the competencies, therefore, “successful completion” of the program is the indication of the attainment … Continue reading How do we know our students are competent?

Two Types of Competency-based Education: Traditional and Non-traditional

Note: Thank you to my colleagues, Dr. Vanessa Preast and Mr. Rich Loose, for their editorial work on all the posts I have shared. They provided invaluable insight. Before diving deeper into competency-based education, I present my experience on the topic. Since 2012, I led development of the framework for competency-based education in one institution … Continue reading Two Types of Competency-based Education: Traditional and Non-traditional