Mar 2016

Competency-based education in a liberal arts context

Brendan Mayer wrote in The Lawlor Review about competency-based learning for liberal arts college and interviewed Michael for the article.

“Competency-based education changes the emphasis for students,”explains Michael Horn, co-founder and distinguished fellow at the Christensen Institute. “The system is currently a sorting system. ‘She wasn’t good enough for physics so that’s why she failed.’ In a CBE system, the professor is more of a coach and advocate and spends the time it takes a student to get there. The education becomes much more [about] mastering the material.”


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