Developing a competency-based education training programme for university tutors

Betts, L.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-6147-8089, Huntington, B., Iao, L.-S. ORCID: 0000-0002-3509-9712, Dillon, G.V. ORCID: 0000-0002-3934-3815, Baguley, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-0477-2492 and Banyard, P. ORCID: 0000-0003-2527-0755, 2019. Developing a competency-based education training programme for university tutors. Journal of Competency-Based Education, 4 (4): e01200. ISSN 2379-6154

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Recently, there has been an increase in the adoption of competency-based approaches (CBA) in higher education and, for some practitioners, this involves modifying existing provision. This case study describes the development, delivery, and evaluation of a transnational training programme that was developed for Chinese university tutors who planned to implement CBA in to their teaching. The 25-hour training programme was designed to be experiential in nature, so practitioners learnt about and experienced CBA simultaneously. Although the participants rated the programme favourably, we identified two main challenges associated with the training course: anxiety around the CBA and the need to be aware of the learners' cultural climate. Recommendations for others who are developing similar training programmes that model a CBA are discussed.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Training university tutors [running head]
Publication Title: Journal of Competency-Based Education
Creators: Betts, L.R., Huntington, B., Iao, L.-S., Dillon, G.V., Baguley, T. and Banyard, P.
Publisher: Western Governors University and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Date: December 2019
Volume: 4
Number: 4
ISSN: 2379-6154
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 05 Sep 2019 11:06
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2020 09:12

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