Perceived effects of competency-based training on the acquisition of professional skills
Peter Boahin, National Board for Professional and Technician Examinations (NABPTEX), Ghana ; W.H. Adriaan Hofman, University of Groningen
International Journal of Educational Development Volume 36, Number 1, ISSN 0738-0593 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
The need to develop key competencies to meet the changing demands of industry has made the introduction of competency-based training (CBT) reforms in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system a priority in many countries. This article explores the views of polytechnic students in Ghana on the effect of CBT on the acquisition of competencies to perform professional tasks. The results show that the modular structure has indirect effects on the acquisition of skills through quality teaching and feedback. It is argued that assessment in CBT needs to move away from emphasising more on routine tasks towards the development of broad sets of generic skills and adaptable workforce.
Boahin, P. & Hofman, W.H.A. (2014). Perceived effects of competency-based training on the acquisition of professional skills. International Journal of Educational Development, 36(1), 81-89. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved March 23, 2023 from https://www.learntechlib.org/p/195681/.
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