Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) and the End of Human Learning: The Existential Threat of Competency

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Preston, J. 2017. Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) and the End of Human Learning: The Existential Threat of Competency. Palgrave Macmillan.
AuthorsPreston, J.
Abstract

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.

Year2017
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Publication dates
Print04 May 2017
Publication process dates
Deposited28 Feb 2017
Accepted04 Nov 2016
Edition1
ISBN978-3-319-55109-8
978-3-319-55110-4
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1007/978-3-319-55110-4
Web address (URL)http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-55110-4
Copyright holderThe Author
Additional information

© 2017 The Author.

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