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Step By Step, the Journey Towards Freedom From Grade Levels | Mind/Shift

Step By Step, the Journey Towards Freedom From Grade Levels | Mind/Shift | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Moving away from seat-time and towards competency-based progression isn't easy, but educators at Sanborn High are finding it rewarding.
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“It’s very freeing from my perspective to be able to teach the most logical way.” This is a brave and exciting attempt in competency- mastery-based teaching and learning process within a 21st Century environment.

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An "All You Can Eat" College Degree Could Be The Future Of Higher Education

An "All You Can Eat" College Degree Could Be The Future Of Higher Education | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The credit-hour has long been the fundamental currency of higher education. Pay your way through the required time in a course and earn a passing grade, and eventually with the right number and combination of credits, you get your degree--usually in two or four years.

 

But what if you could earn a degree as quickly or slowly as you can learn, regardless of whether you plodded through 80 hours in a classroom lecture?

 

That could be the next wave of higher education, as schools come under more pressure to cut costs while proving the value of expensive degrees and competing with the growing number of high-quality free online courses. Call it the decoupling of instruction and testing.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

This trend will become the  leader in adult continuing education programs opening the competency-based learning environment. The Carnegie hour seat time may become a thing of the past. This should change the current university and college education business model.

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10 Design Choices of Competency-Based Schools - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark

10 Design Choices of Competency-Based Schools - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark | 21st Century Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The shift from time to learning changes everything. Most obviously it changes how students move through an education system and earn credentials.


But it also changes how learning opportunities are structured and supported by educators. It can change structures, staffing, schedules, and support systems. It changes the whole vocabulary of learning.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s insight:

This is a quick overview of competency-based implementation designs.

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