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. Click here for more information & registration
What you’ll learn
- Characteristic elements of CBE and debates over those elements
- Why CBE is an innovation some schools are embracing, as well as concerns being voiced by educators and other stakeholders
- Examples of approaches and strategies schools are using to implement CBE
- Ideas for experimenting with CBE in your own context