Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) and the End of Human Learning

The Existential Threat of Competency

Authors: Preston, John

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  • Questions the place of competency based interpretations of education within learning
  • Highlights the limitations of competency based education and training across a variety of contexts
  • Suggests alternative progressive ideals for use within vocational learning
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This book radically counters the optimism sparked by Competence Based Education and Training, an educational philosophy that has re-emerged in Schooling, Vocational and Higher Education in the last decade. CBET supposedly offers a new type of learning that will lead to skilled employment; here, Preston instead presents the competency movement as one which makes the concept of human learning redundant. Starting with its origins in Taylorism, the slaughterhouse and radical behaviourism, the book charts the history of competency education to its position as a global phenomenon today, arguing that competency is opposed to ideas of process, causality and analog human movement that are fundamental to human learning.

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John Preston is Professor of Education at the Cass School of Education, University of East London, UK.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) and the End of Human Learning
Book Subtitle
The Existential Threat of Competency
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55110-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55110-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55109-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85570-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 119
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