Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) and the End of Human Learning: The Existential Threat of Competency
Preston, J. 2017. Competence Based Education and Training (CBET) and the End of Human Learning: The Existential Threat of Competency. Palgrave Macmillan.
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.
|04 May 2017|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||28 Feb 2017|
|Accepted||04 Nov 2016|
|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 holder||The Author|
© 2017 The Author.
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