Competence-based education: An example from vocational practice.

R. Wesselink, T. Lans, M. Mulder, H.J.A. Biemans

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First, the existing confusion about competence-based education is described: the behavioristic, generic and holistic approach. The following definition is formulated: Competence-based education is creating opportunities for students and workers, close to their world of experience in a meaningful learning environment (preferable the professional practice) wherein the learner can develop integrated performance-oriented capabilities to handle the problems in practice. The principles described in this article have been formulated by various authors. Central question in this paper is: What are the experiences of the different groups involved with competence-based education, and to what extent do those experiences influence the principles formulated? Most principles are useful, but more attention has to be paid on coaching.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2003
EventPaper gepresenteerd op de ECER 2003 -
Duration: 17 Sept 200320 Sept 2003


ConferencePaper gepresenteerd op de ECER 2003


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