National Library of Australia

You must be logged in to Tag Records
The Notion of Competence and Competency as Educational Objectives [microform] / Michael J. Parsons
Bib ID 5312789
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Parsons, Michael J
 
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1977 
6 p. 
Summary

This article is an attempt to state an understanding of the notion of a competency as an educational objective. A competency is defined as the ability to use a concept or theory as a tool for some purpose. It is distinguished from the more general ability to judge which tool is best to use for a given purpose. A professional training program or other learning situation utilizing competencies that ignore the question of judgment is insufficient. One must be concerned with whether the use of certain tools (whose use is defined by a competency) will be wise or intelligent. There is a clear advantage in distinguishing between these two kinds of competency (the correct understanding of a tool, and the correct judgment of its value in any given situation) and in incorporating both kinds into curriculum development. (Author)

Notes

CCBC Notebook, v6 n2 pp2-6 Feb 1977.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Competency Based Education.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Definitions.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Educational Theories.  |  Professional Training.  |  Skills.
Form/genre Journal Articles.
Available From ERIC 

Online

In the Library

Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

Details Collect From
mc 2253 ED133900 Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History
This item may be online. Please search the ERIC website prior to requesting this microfiche item.

Order a copy

- Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
close Can I borrow items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close What can I get online?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

You can view this on the NLA website.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.