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A Framework for the Evaluation of Competency-Based Curriculum

A Framework for the Evaluation of Competency-Based Curriculum
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Author(s): Devrim Ozdemir (Des Moines University, USA) and Carla Stebbins (Des Moines University, USA)
Copyright: 2017
Pages: 18
Source title: Handbook of Research on Competency-Based Education in University Settings
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Karen Rasmussen (University of West Florida, USA), Pamela Northrup (University of West Florida, USA) and Robin Colson (University of West Florida, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0932-5.ch013

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Abstract

Competency-based education is still at its early stages considering the lack of commonly accepted best practices to develop, implement and most importantly evaluate competency-based curriculum. This chapter proposes an evaluation framework for the competency-based curriculum as a result of authors' experience with a fully developed and implemented competency-based curriculum in a Master of Healthcare Administration program. In this chapter, authors will revisit the important concepts about competency-based education and curriculum evaluation. Authors will provide operational definitions and a framework for the evaluation of competency-based curriculum. The goal of this chapter is to provide guidance to the competency-based degree programs during the evaluation of competency-based curriculum for continuous quality improvement.

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