Why do organisations invest in competency based learning and development?
In my experience organisations invest in competency based learning and development to address the irrelevance of content to occupational performance among the products offered by many learning and development providers.
What is Competence?
Competence is an observable characteristic of expertise. It is not the expertise itself, but the explicit and tacit knowledge that underpins that expertise.
Competency Based Learning Design.
Competency based learning and development is focused upon developing the skills of knowing how and knowing why. An essential design discipline in competency based learning is that the activities we design to support skills development include the development of understanding and enable us to assess that understanding in a variety of contexts.
How can learners develop and demonstrate understanding?
When designing competency based learning we can test understanding via a variety of methods: