The origins of competency-based training

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Author: Hodge, Steven


This article attempts to trace the origins of competency-based training (CBT), the theory of vocational education that underpins the National Training Framework (NTF) in Australia. A distinction is made between societal and theoretical origins. This paper argues that CBT has its societal orgins in the United States of America during the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Public debate and government initiatives centred on the widely held view that there was a problem with the quality of education in the United States. One of the responses to this crisis was the Performance-Based Teacher Education...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training

Keywords: Competency based training; History

Geographic subjects: North America; Oceania; Australia; United States

Published: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory: Adult Learning Australia, 2007

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Journal volume: 47

Journal number: 2

Journal date: July 2007

Pages: pp.179-209

ISSN: 1443-1394

Statement of responsibility: Steven Hodge

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 90.867

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