Are the “Skills” need in order to be successful. There are Academic and Social-Emotional Skills. Competencies are expressed as “larger” skills. Example of a Competency: READ ANALYTICALLY
Are the subskills pulled out of the competencies and written in I can statements. I can analyze how a subject or scene is represented across different mediums. I can break an idea into its parts. I can determine a central idea from a source. I can interpret meaning based on context. I can obtain, evaluate, and communicate information.
Competency-based teaching and learning focuses on the teaching and assessing of skills. Unlike traditional knowledge based teaching and learning, competency-based education uses the content and knowledge from a given class to help students learn the skills they need to be successful, and then use authentic assessments to measure student’s mastery of those skills.
Competencies are the large skills that cut across subject areas and made up of sub-skills we identify as Attainments (the skills students are “attaining” in a particular class or grade. Attainments can also be broken down into a smaller group of subskills.
Competency-based teaching and learning (which can be described as “skills focused” teaching and learning works well (best) with project based learning. Central to Competency-based teaching and learning is the focus on assessing skills instead f just measuring the acquisition of information or knowledge. In a competency-based classroom students are given rigorous task to engage with. These task allows students to “practice”/ learn the specific skills, or set of skills, identified for a particular unit. Educators and students use student work to measures learning rather than time.