To Break the Mold, Is Competency Learning the Key? | LilianaM | Scoop.it

Ask an educator about what it's like teaching a room full of students, and you'll likely hear a similar refrain: No two kids learn the same way or grasp concepts at the exact same time.As a result, educators often say they resort to “teaching to the middle.”

 

More schools are starting to question whether traditional age-based classrooms are the best way to go, and to change the dynamic of teaching to the middle, they’re experimenting withcompetency-based learning, a system that moves kids along at different paces once they’ve shown they can grasp a key concept of a unit.

 

Kim Carter, executive director of QED Foundation, is a big supporter of competency-based learning.

 

 


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