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Competency-Based Education

The Why, What, and How

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Many schools across the country are exploring competency-based education (CBE) as a pathway for transforming the school experience. In this course, instructor Justin Reich and the MIT Teaching Systems Lab team will help you develop an understanding of the characteristic elements of CBE and how schools are implementing it.

You will learn why so many educators are excited about CBE and its potential for closing opportunity gaps, as well as challenges and concerns. You will get a closer look at what the implementation of CBE looks and feels like for students, teachers, administrators, families, and community members. You will consider the kinds of system-wide shifts necessary to support this innovation in education.

By looking at research and hearing from experts and voices in schools, you will leave the course equipped to start or continue conversations about whether CBE is a good fit in your context.

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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 2 - 4 hours per week
Starts Jan 31 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From MITx via edX
Instructors Justin Reich, Elizabeth Huttner-Loan
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Language English
Subjects Education
Tags Education & Teacher Training

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