How competency-based education will level the playing field of K-12’s future
by PRP Group, on 11/21/2022
For so long, education has been using a one-size-fits-all model. But when the one size provided doesn’t fit a particular learner, it can be incredibly uncomfortable. Instead of being recognized for their uniqueness, instead of building on strengths, learners are too often compared and judged. Those students inevitably experience failure.
When educators focus on instruction that nurtures student competencies—and assesses students on those competencies no matter where they demonstrate them, be it within the context of an assignment or completely outside of the academic environment—educators come to know students as whole individuals with unique strengths that are sometimes expressed in unconventional ways. A shift occurs allowing learners to be active co-creators of their education instead of passive receivers. That’s why competency-based education (CBE), which encourages transparency, personalization, and learner agency, is the future of education.